It involves the regular maintenance and upkeep of oral hygiene to prevent dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. This includes regular dental check-ups and oral hygiene consultations, and tailor made advice on how to maintain good oral health habits and diets at home. We offer bi-annual dental and hygiene appointments, consultations and preventative care treatments to help optimise dental health for a lifetime.
What can I expect at a preventative dental appointment?
Our treatments are always bespoke to suit your particular needs. A standard preventative dental appointment will include a comprehensive examination of the mouth, teeth, gums and any necessary investigations. Your dentist will also address any issues you may be experiencing, as well as advice on how to prevent tooth wear and jaw joint problems. The dentist will then offer options for further treatment if necessary.
What can I expect at a hygiene appointment?
You will have a comprehensive examination of your gums, oral hygiene and teeth cleaning advice as well as scale and polish of your teeth. Advice on frequency and length of future hygiene appointments will be given. Airflow polish for stain removal is also given as an option.
What is a scale and polish?
No matter how often you brush your teeth, there are areas and crevices that brushing does not reach. These areas are prone to soft plaque and hard tartar build-up (a tough layer of mineralised bacteria deposits).
A scale and polish is a common cleaning procedure done by an oral hygienist. It involves first removing the built-up plaque and tartar from your teeth by using specialised instruments. The teeth are then polished to eliminate stains. Your hygienist will offer advice as to how often you should schedule scale and polish treatments.
Please let your hygienist know if you are experiencing any tooth or gum sensitivity before or during hygiene treatment.
What are the benefits of preventative dentistry?
Preventative dentistry contributes to both your oral and overall health. Scheduling preventative dental treatments, coupled with a regular at-home care routine, can prevent issues such as cavities, gum disease, or the softening of tooth enamel. It also mitigates other health issues that have been linked to poor dental hygiene, such as heart disease and strokes.
Regular preventative dentistry serves to identify oral health issues sooner before they become more difficult and expensive to treat.
Regular dental visits also serve as a reminder to practice good daily oral health hygiene at home, and your hygienist or dentist can advise you as to the best care for your teeth and gums.
What can I do at home to practice good oral health?
What can I do if I am nervous about a dental visit?
Many individuals experience anxiety at the thought of dental care treatment. At Platinum Dental Care our dental team work closely with you to make you feel calm and comfortable throughout your treatment. So we can give you the best care, we would advise you to:
Can Platinum Dental Care provide preventative dental care for my entire family?
Yes. We can provide dental services for every member of your family. Good oral health habits start young, and we work closely with parents and their babies, and adults and their parents. We treat patients of all ages to make sure everyone in your family has a healthy smile.
Very much recommend. First time going to Platinum for a dental cleaning and was very happy at the speed and professionalism of the service. Previously going to BUPA and felt that the experience was a notch better. Very easy online booking system. The Hygienist, Priya…
I came to get my teeth cleaned and couldn't be happier with Camilla's work! She made me feel calm and relaxed, and her reassuring words put me at ease. I couldn't recommend her enough!
I've been very impressed with Platinum Dental Care from the outset. They are a warm and professional team with extreme technical proficiency – Ronnie in particular. On the rare occasion when I've had dental issue, they have always worked very hard to squeeze me in…
Platinum Dental Care is easily the friendliest, most professional and highest quality dentist in London. The whole team consistently does everything they can to make sure you get the best treatment possible. Their communication about appointments is always excellent and the practice is a warm…
I found Platinum Dental Care after relocating while mid-way on an implant treatment. Dr Marios was very patient and diligent on making it all work to perfection. And Dr Patel was amazing at finding and fixing issues before they became a problem. The practice is…
I was smiling when I walked in and left smiling when I walked out. Millie was professional, friendly and reassuring throughout the duration of my appointment. As a healthcare professional myself I really appreciated Millie's efforts to make sure I was okay throughout the procedure.…
Sarika is the best dentist. I have been with her for 2 years and cannot be happier with my teeth now
Big Thank you for Ana at the reception to go out of her way to get an appointment. Thank you for Nadia to be fantastic. The place is 4.9 star on google for a reason.
Highly recommend this place. I've been to a few other private dental practices in London - Bloomsbury, London Bridge and Moorgate, but this place is my favourite and I'd recommend this practice for both check ups and hygienist visits. They are thorough with their explanations…
Visited Yana the dental hygienist this morning. Brilliant service and lovely lady. Teeth squeaky clean and unlike some hygienists the procedure was not painful at all. Highly recommended.,
I would like to thank everyone from the reception team and also Yana the hygienist and above all Dental surgeon Dr Ronak Patel who always gave the best treatment possible and is kind and friendly manner always made it a pleasure to attend the practice…
Dr Ronak and Nadia Begum have been great since I've joined Platinum. They are very personable and do seem to really care. I feel in very safe and professional hands!
From making the appointment through to treatment the whole experience was beyond pleasant experience. The reception staff are very friendly and welcoming and Dr Sarika Shah is so polite and respectful. She had treated me with great dignity. I have never had such a thorough…
I have an unsightly chip on one of my front teeth from an accident in my teens. The original filling fell out 2 years ago, and I went to an NHS dentist that did a very rushed and poor quality job at patching it. Unsurprisingly,…
Last year I made the decision to start Invisalign treatment with Platinum Dental and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the initial consultation to completion of the treatment Dr Sarika Shah was amazing at guiding me through the whole…
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Dr Patel was excellent with his diagnosis and treatment. I thoroughly recommend this practice.