Preventive

Preventive Care – keeping your teeth for life

While we gain a lot of satisfaction from helping our patients to enhance their smiles, the main focus of our practice is still very much on providing good general and preventive dental health care to patients of all ages.

Research has proved beyond doubt that when it comes to caring for your teeth and gums, preventive dentistry is by far the best way of avoiding any potential problems.
Our routine dental examinations are important, giving us the opportunity to check for any potential problems, including dental decay or erosion, gum disease and other issues such as mouth cancer.
Our hygienists play a key role in preventive dentistry, especially in helping to fight gum disease. This is a very common condition, and in its early stages symptoms can include sore, swollen or bleeding gums and bad breath. If left untreated it can eventually lead to tooth loss.
Our hygienists help by removing the bacteria which gather around and irritate the gums, and by advising you on the best ways of keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

The benefits of visiting the Dental Hygienist

A dental hygienist is specially trained in the prevention and treatment of gum (periodontal) disease, which is the main cause of adult tooth loss and to give advice on all aspects of oral health.

 

Oral hygiene advice

  • Demonstrate effective tooth brushing technique to remove plaque without causing tooth wear and receding gums.
  • Discuss the latest oral hygiene products.
  • Advice on the best aid to clean in between teeth.

Treating and preventing periodontal disease

  • Detailed explanation of periodontal disease.
  • Oral hygiene instruction.
  • Removal of plaque and hard (calculus) deposits.
  • Discuss secondary factors that cause periodontal disease, for example smoking and diabetes.
  • Discuss how periodontal disease could affect or complicate other health problems, for example heart disease.

Prevention of tooth decay (caries) and erosion

  • Discuss in detail the reasons for tooth caries and erosion.
  • Give diet advice on how to reduce sugary and acidic food and drink.
  • Advice on fluoride and apply fluoride varnishes to help remineralise early signs of tooth caries.

Help you to have a clean and healthy mouth.

  • Polish the teeth to remove food and drink stain.
  • Help to change red and inflamed gums to a healthy pink.
  • Stop gums from bleeding when brushing.
  • Prevent teeth from becoming mobile and drifting.
  • Prevent unpleasant tastes and bad breath by the damaging bacteria in the mouth.

Other General Dental Treatments

Preventive

PREVENTIVE CARE

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Root-Canal

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

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Bonding

BONDING

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Dentures

FLEXIBLE DENTURES

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Bridges

BRIDGES

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Mouth-Guard

MOUTHGUARDS

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Fillings

FILLINGS

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Crown

CROWNS

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Dental-Treatment

ALL-ON-4 IMPLANTS

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Invisalign

ORTHODONTICS

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DENTURE STABILISATION

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HYGIENIST

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oral-cancer-screening

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

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Air-Abrasion

AIR ABRASION

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CHILDRENS DENTISTRY

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Testimonials

The Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Nurses & Especially the Receptionist staff are very Polite, Friendly & most importantly they try to fit you in quickly in the event of an emergency. Recently I couldn’t get the time of work for an emergency appointment for my 81 year old Mum so I called an Uber for her & told the receptionist this. The young Black Lady called me when she ordered & place my Mother in a cab – so she went above & beyond her duties with a lot of Customer Care & Respect for my Mother- Thank You so much

Zehra M.

Friendly staff and a very good turn around for appointments , next step to meet the hygienist if he’s as lovely as the rest of the staff it will be great

Wendy D.

Had a tooth out which is never fun, but he was great, never even needed pain killers afterwards

Vince A.

Great service! Im usually so nervous when coming in to the dentist but my dentist was so pleasant and polite ! Dulwich Dental Office will definitely be my dentist for life

Tomike O.

I lost my two front teeth whilst at school and had complications for years. Unfortunately I ended up needing an implant – which I had been avoiding! I wish I had done it sooner. Dr Patel was fantastic and guided me through each stage. He was always contactable to answer any queries or concerns. Very happy with the end result and would reccomend.

Tom O.

Registered and seen on the NHS within 2 weeks – amazing. Really friendly staff, would definitely recommend

Tom C.

I have recently finished an invisalign program with Pooja at dulwich dental office and couldn’t be happier. The treatment was easy and pain free and the results are great. Pooja’s experience and friendliness made me feel at ease throughout. I would 100% recommend for anyone considering similar treatment.

Toby B.

Dentist Pooja Pillay is excellent and was very patient with me as I I took a long time (years!) deciding whether or not to take the plunge and have Invisalign to straighten my teeth. It didn’t take too long and was easier than I thought it would be. Pooja kept a close eye on how it was all progressing and we even went a bit longer with it just to really perfect the result. I’m delighted with the outcome. Everything was included in the price, even the extra aligners and appointments when we decided to go on a bit longer. All staff at the practice have been excellent. Highly recommend.

Susie F.

I had my Invisaligns done by Dr Pillay and she really took the time to make sure my teeth are lovely and straight. She has always been available with any queries or follow up treatment I needed – and made me feel well looked after from the beginning and end of the treatment. I really recommend seeing her if you want to get Invisaligns done.

Stella C.

I am undergoing a course of Invisalign treatment with Dulwich Dental Office and I am so pleased with the results, even at this early stage. It is great that I can take the braces out to eat and clean my teeth. I am looking forward to the end result.

Sienna M.

The team are great. Friendly, reliable and kept my teeth on the ‘straight n’ narrow’ for years

Sarwar K.

I’ve been having implant treatment with Sanjay for almost a year and he has been great through the whole process as I am not fond of dentists. Today was the final session and the crowns were fitted. I’m really pleased with the work and they look and feel great and are subtle as you can see from the attached pic I just took. I’m more than happy to recommend him and his work!

Russell H.

OTHER DENTAL TREATMENTS AVAILABLE

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SPECIALIST TREATMENTS

These treatments use specalist technology, need more involved care, or are for a specific group of patients, like children.

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

From smile makeovers and tooth whitening to invisibraces. We offer a wide range of cosmetic services to guarantee a great smile in 6 months

CONTACT US

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Dulwich Dental Office is a renowned clinic that delivers a high-quality dental care service in East Dulwich. Call: 0208 6933339

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