Mint Dental SE1

Children's Dentistry

Check up exams in Elephant & Castle from £50

  • Take care of your child’s smile as it grows
  • Fight decay before it impacts your child’s smile
  • Stay on top of your child’s oral health

Encouraging young children to practice good oral health habits early is essential to their continuing oral health into adolescence and adulthood. Studies show that if parents introduce their children to a dentist early on, they are far less likely to develop anxiety around dental care later in life.

Our practice is a warm, welcoming environment for children. Our practitioners are friendly and informative, and our treatment rooms are bright and cheery, intending to make nervous patients as comfortable as possible.

We recommend booking a check-up as soon as their first milk teeth have erupted and every six months after that.

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Children develop rapidly; during this time, they will gain, lose, and then acquire another set of teeth.

With such a lot going on, a dentist must regularly examine your child’s teeth.

Regular dentist visits will encourage children to care for their teeth from a young age, understand the importance of maintaining good oral health, and settle into a normal cleaning routine.

We advise that a child first visit the dentist when their baby teeth erupt.

You should take your child for check-ups from an early age so they can become familiar with the environment and all its sights, sounds, and smells.

Typically, if a dentist diagnoses an issue with a child’s teeth, it will relate to their growth or condition.

As children’s teeth are almost always growing — first the milk teeth, then their adult teeth — issues can arise with the location of the teeth or the direction they grow in.

Teeth can grow crooked due to genetics, thumb-sucking, or injury. Once they have finished growing, we can correct misaligned teeth with braces.

Focusing on hygiene, tooth decay is a common diagnosis in children, primarily down to the over-consumption of sugary or acidic foods and drinks.

You can mitigate the effects of tooth decay by limiting the number of sugary treats your child can have each day and encouraging them only to consume sugar at mealtimes.

Children should get into the habit of brushing their teeth twice a day.

Use a toothbrush specially designed for children – it would be best if you brushed their teeth for them if they are still too young to do it.

Do not forget to clean the back surface of the teeth and brush their tongue and gums.

Encourage your child to spit the toothpaste out after brushing. We recommend fluoride toothpaste for optimal cavity protection.


  • cqc-rated-outstandingMonday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Tuesday: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Thursday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed


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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.



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