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Being Ashamed of Your Teeth Stopping You From Getting The Care You Need?

Has it been a long time since you went to the dentist? Haven’t had a check-up in almost ten years or more? You’re not alone. A trip to the dentist is not always at the top of a patient’s to-do list, and if you’re a particularly nervous patient, we don’t blame you.

Thank you for Googling this problem because it is common – and you’ve made the great first step into understanding what can be done and gaining some peace of mind that everything can be solved and fixed.

Does this sound like you?

Have your teeth fallen into disarray? Are you experiencing discoloured, rotten, or generally bad teeth from not having a professional clean at some time? Are you scared that cavities and gum disease might cause your teeth to lose or fall out? Then, it might be the time to act.

Don’t be embarrassed; it’s our job to help. It’s why we even exist – we love teeth, even if they aren’t perfect.

Haven’t been to the dentist in some time?

Start with a check-up. New patients cost £95 at our London clinic, which includes two X-rays.

Don’t worry yourself Googling symptoms and learning about typical treatments, as you won’t know for definite what’s going on without getting a dentist to examine your teeth, gums, and bite.

Together, we’ll highlight the problems and conditions affecting your smile and devise an effective, affordable treatment plan that helps get you back to normal.

Book a check-up.

Had a bad experience with the dentist before?

Bad experiences do happen – and we’re sorry that they do. Often, time is of the essence in NHS surgeries, and some dentists are tired and not always in their best form, and we can only sympathise with them, too.

At private dental practices, it’s a little different. We’re not overrun or too busy, and we take the time to ensure you’re happy and comfortable. We’ll carry out your treatment at your own pace and never pressure you into procedures you’re uncomfortable with.

Are you scared of what the dentist will say or if they will judge you?

We’re in no position to judge – if patients didn’t have bad teeth or kept on top of their oral health all the time, then we would only be in the hygiene business. It’s our job to step in and intervene when decay has advanced too far or when tartar and plaque build up too much.

We treat bad teeth and oral health daily, and you can guarantee we’ve seen it all before and will see it again and again until we retire. There’s no judgment here for seeking help to get your teeth fixed and healthy.


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Concerned that there will be little left of your natural teeth?

A common fear, especially if you have gum disease, is removing a build-up of tartar and plaque, which appear to fill in the gaps between teeth caused by gum recession.

But holding onto tartar will only make the situation worse. If receding gums and black pockets concern you, don’t worry; we can treat these with relatively inexpensive treatments like bonding.

Worried it will be too expensive to fix your smile?

If it’s been a while since your last dental visit, you might presume you have several cavities, tooth decay, discolouration and even chips and fractures to your smile. But as we said, we won’t know till we take a look, and we can go through the costs with you before proceeding. View our fees.

If there’s a lot to treat, you might be worried about a high treatment bill in one go, but we can split treatments up to make them manageable for you and take this at a pace that’s not damaging to your oral health. We even offer 0% finance over 12 months, so you can continue to pay off your treatment whilst we correct your smile.

Frightened of dental treatment in general?

If you’re scared of the dentist, you’re not alone. Dental phobia is very common, and undergoing extensive treatments for decay can be frightening, especially if you’re scared of drills and needles. But here at Mint Dental near Elephant & Castle, we offer sedation services that can help you relax, from oral to IV sedation.

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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.