what should patients be aware of when choosing Invisalign?

Never before in the history of orthodontics could teeth straightening be considered an exciting process until the arrival of Invisalign Dublin on the scene. It is quite common for patients opting for this forward thinking teeth-straightening system to receive remarkable results in a quicker turnaround time and with very little impact on daily life.

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At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we believe in dental solutions that offer a high level of efficacy and comfort so that patients can smile their best smiles and enjoy lifelong oral health. It is with this in mind that Invisalign Dublin forms an integral part of our orthodontic service menu.

As the system differs in a few significant respects from traditional teeth straightening devices, we thought to review a few pertinent things patients need to be aware of before deciding on Invisalign Dublin to help them improve their dental health.

Important considerations when choosing Invisalign

Most patients need no introduction to the extraordinary success rate of Invisalign but have little to no knowledge about what exactly is involved in the treatment plan. While largely very easy and convenient to use, there are one or two areas in the daily schedule that will need adjusting. Here is what patients should bear in mind.

These removable aligner-like trays put patients in control of their own teeth straightening process. Patients need to ensure that the aligner-like trays sit on teeth for a minimum of 22 hours a day. Failure to comply with this guideline of use will only jeopardise the treatment plan efficacy and duration.

Patients are only advised to remove the aligner-like trays when they wish to eat or drink anything other than water and when observing their oral hygiene obligations. Patients will have to carefully plan mealtimes to fit into the two-hour period and refrain from snacking at will.

Also, the consumption of hot beverages is discouraged while wearing the aligners as this may warp the sensitive plastic material.

The good news is that there are practically no dietary restrictions with Invisalign as the trays are removed before eating and so you can avoid damaging the trays with certain foods (hard and crunchy).

The second critical compliance guideline is to stick to the interval schedule for the change in trays. The Invisalign system does not depend on a single device, but rather, on a series of custom-made aligner-like trays that need to be changed according to a set weekly or bi-weekly schedule. Each set of aligners in the series of trays is purposefully focused on shifting teeth closer to the desired position.

Adherence to all recommended oral hygiene instructions is absolutely essential if patients wish to ensure the success of their teeth straightening goals. Poor oral health issues like gum disease can derail the orthodontic process and delay patients from achieving the smile they desire.

Patients will need to be extra diligent with the handling of the aligner trays. This means storing them according to our instructions when not using them. As the trays are made from transparent plastic material, they can very easily be lost or misplaced when removed for eating or cleaning teeth. Keeping the trays safely tucked into their dedicated storage cases will mean that patients will know where they are when it is time to put them on again.

Arrange a consultation with us at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms and we will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Simply give our front desk team a call to find a time and date that suits you.

Why you should see an emergency dentist for immediate care

It is in the nature of dental emergencies to leave one in severe pain and discomfort that interferes with daily life, whether this is eating, sleeping or working. Putting pain and discomfort aside for a moment, there is the worry that whatever is the cause of the pain will get progressively worse if not treated as soon as possible by a qualified emergency dentist Dublin.

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Whether it be a tooth that has fallen out or an abscess or toothache, attending to a dental emergency at a suitably experienced emergency dentist Dublin will save a patient from much distress and the cost of complex treatments which is most likely to be the case should the problem go ignored.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we have a dedicated emergency dentist Dublin to provide timely quality care in the event of a dental emergency. Here’s why we believe patients should contact us immediately should a dental emergency arise.

Top benefits of seeking urgent dental care

Opting for immediate dental care will slow down the progression of the dental problem. Minor dental issues simply do not disappear, but rather when left untreated will escalate into bigger problems that no longer can be ignored. Minor issues are relatively cheaper to treat and with quicker timeframes than more serious problems.

The best way to save natural teeth, and by extension one’s smile, is to resolve poor oral health issues as soon as they arise. Teeth that have been knocked out can be saved as long as patients seek urgent care from an emergency dentist. Lost teeth will need to be replaced with a suitable missing teeth replacement device which will cost far more than visiting the emergency dentist as soon as the tooth falls out.

An emergency dentist can offer relief from pain. The patient will then be able to continue with their daily activities free of pain and discomfort and safe in the knowledge that their dental integrity is being protected.

Emergency dental care will decrease the risk of infection. It is par for the course for infections to spread if not treated promptly. It is best to have the problem checked out on the first signs of infection. It is not unheard of for an infection in the mouth to make its way to the brain. Another worrying concern about mouth infections is that the pathogenic bacteria that cause the infection can also threaten cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

Outside of a tooth knocked out by accident, many other types of dental emergencies can be avoided by attending routine dental check-ups. Our dentist will be able to identify signs of cavities or swollen gums and take suitable measures to restore full dental health.

The smart decision as soon as a dental emergency occurs is to get the urgent care you need. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we know that you want to get on with your life as soon as possible which is why we have included emergency dental care on our list of services. Please get in touch with us should you need the help of an emergency dentist.

How should I choose a Botox practitioner?

It has become an everyday phenomenon to use facial injectables like Botox Dublin to complement one’s natural features. Despite its popularity in the non-surgical cosmetics market, not many are aware that these facial injectables are considered medical procedures. Even though Botox Dublin offers high rates of efficacy, it must be borne in mind that there are risks and complications if procedures are not carried out with due consideration to best practice safety and quality standards.

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It is of fundamental importance that patients considering Botox Dublin opt for a suitably trained and experienced practitioner for naturally-pleasing quality results. It only stands to reason that being a medical intervention, that Botox injections be administered by a medical professional, of which, a dental practitioner is best placed.

It is the in-depth training in facial musculature together with their well-practised use and handling of fine needles and strict adherence to safe medical protocols that usher dentists as a favoured choice for the administering of facial injectable treatments. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we have helped countless patients improve the aesthetics of their facial appearance as well as treat numerous medical conditions including excessive sweating, chronic migraines and easing muscle aches.

Top things to look for in a Botox practitioner

The first thing to look at would be qualifications – how qualified is the practitioner to carry out Botox treatments? The quality of patient experience and the results of the procedure are both heavily impacted by the qualifications of the practitioner. Choosing someone with low-level non-medical training only heightens the risk of complications and adverse effects.

Specific formal training in administering facial injections is another non-negotiable factor not to ignore. Knowing how to identify the most suitable injectable sites for best results and how to promptly deal with any adverse reactions to minimise risks are some of the critical areas of covered in training.

Real-world hands-on experience of the Botox practitioner is invaluable for producing high-quality aesthetically-pleasing end results. The experience of a practitioner is often showcased in before-and-after photos of patients.

The setting of where treatment is carried out is important too. As is the case with all medical procedures, a sterile environment is of the utmost importance. A clinical medical environment is a preferred setting to avoid infections when receiving Botox injections. A nail bar or beauty salon are unsuitable settings as there is no guarantee of the level of cleanliness as is required by authority bodies.

Only qualified medical practitioners have legal authority to prescribe Botox injections as designated prescribers.. Thus illegal use of Botox in unauthorised hands can cause damage and is the cause of many botched procedures.

It is important to have relevant knowledge of facial anatomy. The face is a dense concentration of nerve endings, muscles and blood vessels that require a delicate hand and a sound knowledge of facial anatomy for effective and results-oriented cosmetic treatments.

The duty of care, we at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, offer all of our patients is second to none. Our medically trained professionals are committed to a patient-first philosophy that ensures we address patients’ questions and concerns to ensure their goals are achieved successfully. Reach out to us for more information about our facial injectable treatments.

How to ensure a positive experience at the dentist

A positive patient experience at the dentist Dublin is important for both adult as well as younger patients. One of the main objectives of a satisfactory patient experience is that this encourages a patient to be more proactive about their oral healthcare needs.

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Large numbers of patients forego dental care and even routine check-ups because of their fear of the dental chair. One of the top causes of anxiety in nervous patients at the thought of entering the dental environment is prior bad experiences in childhood or even in adulthood.

 At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we are well aware that the level of care we provide our patients who visit our practice will determine how likely they are to repeat their visit. This is why we take great pride in being a patient-first dental practice with a highly capable and caring dentist Dublin to provide quality care.

It is not just the clinical skills that are important when it comes to providing quality dental care but equally so is the manner in which patients are treated.  In this post, we take a look at some of the ways patients can improve their experiences when visiting a dentist Dublin.

Ways to improve patient experience when seeking dental care

The very first requirement is to choose a compassionate and understanding dentist. It is best not to wait until a dental emergency arises to find a dental practice for quality care. Starting the search process early will leave patients with the luxury of time to ensure they choose the right one. There are many indicators that point to an empathetic dentist.

Desirable personable traits of a dentist with a good bedside manner include approachability, friendliness, good listener and communicator and trustworthiness.

Next to personality traits is the range of dental care, efficient processes and pleasant dental environment that contribute to positive patient experiences.

A dental practice offering personalised treatment plans is preferable to one that favours a cookie-cutter approach. Individual patients have their own unique oral situations directed by particular complexities. Personalised dental care is the only solution to give these patients the quality care they need to resolve their oral health issues.

Positive patient experiences are also influenced by efficient processes as they are by effective treatment plans. Towards both ends, modern dental technologies play a substantive role.

State-of-the-art dental equipment is more likely to deliver a higher degree of accuracy in diagnosing dental problems than a dental practice furnished with old-fashioned equipment.

An all-inclusive dental service menu at one trusted dental clinic will ensure that patients do not need to find different dental practitioners to attend to their different dental care needs. This can make resolving oral health issues more efficient, saving patients valuable time.

In the search for the right dentist, other patients’ experiences can also prove to be a useful guide. There is a reason why we at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms are noted for exceptional patient care – it is simply evident in all that we do. Reach out to our friendly team at the front desk to schedule an appointment for a time suitable for you.

The dream of straight teeth is now a reality with Invisalign Dublin!

In the twenty-first century, our smiles have become a very valuable asset. Over the decades, we have always had a desire to have straight teeth, and dental braces have been around for years. Usually, it was when we were children that some of our parents would rush us off to the dentist to have a metal brace attached to our teeth. The process benefitted such children, but many did not have their teeth straightened for a variety of reasons. But in today’s world, there is really little excuse for not correcting dental misalignments.

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More than just a cosmetic treatment

Straightening teeth is not important for just cosmetic reasons but also from a practical point of view. Misaligned teeth can cause a variety of problems, and one of those is stomach problems due to the inability to masticate properly. If your teeth do not meet correctly because of an overbite or an underbite, you will not be able to chew your food properly.

Decades of research and development

Dental braces have developed over the decades and now take numerous shapes and forms to treat conditions more specifically; it is no longer a case of one treatment suiting all conditions. Invisalign Dublin is the product of many years of research and offers a different way of achieving that all-important radiant smile. Invisalign Dublin takes an approach different to that of metal braces. A series of trays are used, each with a slightly different orientation. These trays resemble gum shields that fit over the teeth and are made from a clear dental material; therefore, they are more comfortable and far less noticeable when worn.

How does Invisalign work

Invisalign Dublin is more than just a dental aligner as it brings with it the most up-to-date hardware and software. Using digital software, our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms will take many 3D images of the inside of your mouth, which is then downloaded to a laboratory. The laboratory will analyse the data and create a series of trays designed to gradually move your teeth into the desired location. At this stage of the process, we can show you a virtual image of how your smile will look, even before your treatment has started.

The trays are then sent to us, and we will fit the first one and explain how each one must be worn for at least 22 hours per day to be effective. You may remove them to eat, drink and clean your teeth. Around every three weeks, you will be required to come into the surgery to allow us to assess your progress and fit the next tray. The duration of the treatment depends on the condition, but on average, the treatment can last around 6 to 18 months.

End of treatment

At the end of your treatment, it will be necessary to wear a retainer for about 3 to 6 weeks to allow your teeth to settle. At the end of this period, we will have one final assessment to ensure that the final aligner may be removed and that you can proudly and confidently show the world your new radiant smile.

Our emergency dentist Dublin has your back

We are all too familiar with when those unexpected moments bring on an unforeseen event that causes us distress and panic. It’s all about knowing how to deal with those events and how and where to get help. Our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms understands the trauma that such situations can cause, and we have a plan. Our emergency dentist Dublin has been set up to help you cope with those dental crises, and we can provide you with a dedicated emergency number to call.

Determining what is an emergency

Emergency conjures up different meanings to different people. For example, we see people going to A&E at a hospital for ailments that are not generally classed as an emergency by the medical profession. Nothing is definitive, and if you feel distressed by an event that has caused a dental problem, you should phone us on our emergency line, and we will discuss your particular problem. By providing an emergency dentist Dublin service, we want you to know that we are here to help you no matter what your dental crisis is.

Obvious dental emergencies

Often, patients don’t want to trouble the dentist and feel that they can simply wait until they get an appointment. We want you to know that you should feel free to contact us in an emergency. You should never have to suffer for days with a constant toothache because a toothache is like any other body pain; it is your body’s way of alerting your brain that there is a malfunction and that you should act immediately.

Any sudden impact to the jaw, resulting in constant pain or severe bruising that does not subside, requires a call to our emergency dentist Dublin. If you damage a filling or crown by accident, then you require immediate attention. If you are bleeding from your mouth, have sores in your mouth, have a loose tooth or find that a tooth or part of your gum has noticeably discoloured, we suggest giving us an emergency call.

Some foods can cause bad breath, and we suggest brushing and rinsing after every meal. However, if the bad breath or bad taste persists, give us a call; this could be an indication of oral infection or some other health condition. If you do not feel well after a dental procedure, it is important to give our emergency number a call. If you are involved in an accident and a tooth becomes dislodged, you will need to follow a very specific procedure before calling us.

What to do if you knock a tooth out

Knocking a tooth out as a result of an accident causes a traumatic shock to your system, and you need to very carefully follow this procedure. As quickly as possible, retrieve your tooth by the crown (never touch the root), and immediately wash it, preferably with milk, but if you have none, use fresh water. Holding the tooth by the crown, place the tooth carefully back into your tooth socket, and using a clean handkerchief or tea towel, bite down to hold the tooth in place and call us immediately.

Always here for you

We at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms are your team, ready to provide you with any dental service, and we want you to know that we are here for any dental emergency. If in doubt, call us and discuss your problem with us, we will guide you!

Botox Dublin responding to our patients’ needs

Our patients are our primary focus, and we pride ourselves on listening to them and responding to their requests. Modern dentistry requires us as a dental practice to utilise all of our training to the maximum benefit of our patients. Part of our training includes facial and neck anatomy, which provides us with thorough knowledge of the skin, muscles and bones of this area of the body. We already have sterile treatment rooms where we can offer you safe treatment. Our knowledge and facilities, therefore, make our clinic a great place to provide this form of treatment as an extra benefit for our patients.

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Botox is more than just a beauty treatment!

As a dental practice, we offer Botox Dublin treatment as an additional aesthetic enhancement service to our patients. Botox Dublin is often associated purely with reducing facial wrinkles, but it’s far more than that. This form of treatment has been around for more than five decades and is also used to treat a variety of medical conditions; cervical dystonia (neck spasms) and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) are two of the more common applications. Conditions such as an overactive bladder, lazy eye and even chronic migraines are known to benefit from Botox Dublin.

What is botox?

Botox is a toxin that has been adapted in a laboratory so that it can be safely used in a variety of medical and cosmetic applications. It is important to understand that in the first instance, there are four different types of injectable botox: Dysport, Botox, Xeomin and Jeuveau, and then there are variants of these as well. We use type A, which is approved for cosmetic use and has been used for more than fifty years.

How long is treatment

Treatment duration depends on the patient’s age and the complexity of the treatment (based on how many areas require treatment). On average, treatment takes around thirty minutes and is conducted by our highly experienced Dr Eddie, who has over twenty years of experience. This is a rapidly evolving industry, and Dr Eddie stays up-to-date on the latest developments by attending seminars, conferences and courses. As with all our staff, we always want to be offering the latest treatments at all times to our patients, ensuring that they get the maximum benefit of our knowledge and techniques.

How long do the results last?

The results will depend on the age of the patient but, on average, may last for around 3 to 4 months. The more treatments that you have will normally extend the period of time that the results last.

What areas can be treated

As this is a non-surgical treatment, it is very popular for use on the forehead, around the eyes and between the nose and eyebrows. This treatment can also be used on other areas such as the lower face, and it can be used to reduce excessive underarm perspiration. If you would like to reduce the signs of ageing, give us a call here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, and we will explain how we can help you.

Our dentist Dublin team is on your side!

As a 21st century dentist Dublin, we at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms believe that our patients and ourselves are all part of the same team, all working to achieve the same goal. That goal is to ensure that your teeth are cared for so that they will last you throughout your lifetime.

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The thought of going to the dentist Dublin is usually one that is accepted with some reservations by most. We at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms have worked over the past 17 years to change that perception. We work hard at getting to know our patients, their desires, fears and aspirations, especially from a dental point of view. Leading from the front, Dr Eddie Goggins has assembled a like-minded group of people over the years to join his team; a team that enjoys the art of dentistry, which in today’s world is far more than just filling and pulling teeth. The way that dentistry is practised today often requires more than one member of the team to complete treatment, and your team is right here to deliver for you.

Preventive dentistry at the core

Progressive dentistry requires us as a dentist practice to actively educate, encourage and promote the benefits of a comprehensive dental regime. Because we spend a lot of time getting to know our patients, we believe that we can be candid with you and that you can be as candid in return. This allows us to enjoy a relationship built on trust and honesty. It is easy to assume that everybody knows how to brush their teeth, but nothing could be further from the truth. Brushing teeth correctly and with the correct equipment that suits your teeth and gums requires the help and expertise of a professional.

Part of our treatment is to ensure that all of our patients use the right brush, toothpaste and method to keep their teeth and gums clean and healthy. Adults are also encouraged to bring their children into our surgery as early as possible so that they can get used to the sight, smells, noises and the general environment. Our staff also spend a lot of time getting to know your children so that they can be relaxed and comfortable.

Aiming high

Our ambition is to provide five-star treatment, and by aiming high, we believe that we can achieve our goals. We want to be the “go-to” dentist Dublin for treatment and service that is of high quality and standards. Having lofty ambitions means that our staff members regularly attend seminars and training to stay up-to-date with the latest treatments and techniques to give you high-quality treatment. We constantly review our equipment and, where necessary, invest in the latest available. For us to provide a unique dental experience, we will always listen to your requests, fears and concerns intently and act upon them.

Our treatments are focussed on our patients

Wherever possible and within our scope of expertise, we will act on your requests, and to this end, we offer some additional treatments. As dentists, we are trained on the head and neck, bones, muscles and skin. In this modern, fast-paced world, patients require some additional non-dental treatment. Because we have the expertise and the sterile rooms, we can also offer anti-wrinkle treatment and fillers.

Invisalign Dublin bringing a smile to your face

We use many muscles to produce a smile, but we also use our teeth and sometimes we can be too self-conscious to smile because of their condition. Invisalign Dublin is on hand to help you overcome that self-consciousness by giving you a smile to be proud of!

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Dental developments are moving fast

Over the past decades there have been countless improvements to existing dental appliances and new inventions. It’s no longer necessary to wear an uncomfortable and unsightly metal brace to achieve the straight teeth that you desire. Even those old metal braces have been given a revamp and they are now far more comfortable and effective than the ones in the past. Dentistry and technology have been working hard to bring you solutions to your dental misalignment problems. Invisalign Dublin is available at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms where we are helping to put that all important smile back on our patients’ faces.

More targeted treatment

Over time dentistry has become more and more sophisticated, and recognising that we are all different, a variety of dental appliances for different conditions have been developed. Many years ago misaligned teeth were normally treated by using the one appliance that was available, but now there are a number that have been created.

From braces to aligners

We have braces that work in the traditional way by using wires, blocks and bands. There are the traditional metal ones, but also there are ceramic ones which are a colour closer to the shade of tooth enamel. A clear version is also available which has brackets made from a clear dental material. There are braces which fit onto the inside of your teeth so that they are not visible and self-ligating braces work slightly differently and do not need bands.

A new concept was introduced onto the market some years back which has revolutionised the treatment of certain dental misalignment conditions. Invisalign Dublin works differently to traditional braces and resembles a gum shield.

Invisalign, a new way to bring back your smile!

Invisalign invokes the latest technology and we can show you a virtual picture of your smile after treatment, before treatment has even begun! Using the latest technology we are able to create a comprehensive picture of the entire interior of your mouth. We send this information, using Invisalign’s technological equipment, to a laboratory where they create the aligners required to provide your treatment. They send a series of trays, which look like gum shields to us. Each tray has a slightly different orientation designed to gently move your teeth into the desired location. You must wear the trays for at least twenty-three hours per day, but you can remove them so that you can eat, drink and brush your teeth. Depending on your condition, treatment can last anywhere from six months to a year.

At the end of treatment, your smile is revealed

At the end of the treatment you will need to wear one final aligner for a few weeks to allow your teeth to settle. After this period you can reveal your radiant, confident smile to your family and friends around the world.

If you need an emergency dentist Dublin, where do you go?

We, at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, understand how suffering intense toothache or knocking a tooth out accidently can cause distress and panic. It’s important to know that your emergency dentist Dublin is there for you in your time of need. A phone call to our emergency number will provide you with advice and peace of mind.

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Your teeth are precious

Your teeth are a vital part of who you are, not only from a practical point of view, to help you chew your food, but from a cosmetic point of view they enhance your features. So if you experience a dental emergency make sure that you have our emergency dentist Dublin’s telephone number handy.

What is an emergency?

If you are playing any sport or you fall resulting in a tooth being knocked out or damaged you need to phone us immediately and follow our instructions. A dislodged tooth can be saved but you need to act quickly and do not handle the teeth by the root, always pick it up by the crown. Try to wash it clean in milk rather than water and immediately gently push it back into its socket. Hold it in place with a piece of kitchen towel or gauze. If you have developed bleeding gums and the bleeding will not stop this requires urgent attention and you need to phone us immediately. Incessant toothache is one of the worst experiences and we know that it can make you irritable, especially if you have endured it for hours and have not been able to sleep. Any swelling that you detect in conjunction with toothache needs to be attended to quickly. If you find that your teeth have become extremely sensitive when you brush, eat or even without doing anything, get in touch with us. If you have injured your jaw and you are experiencing pain let our emergency dentist Dublin know and we will advise you if it’s a dental issue or a medical one.

What do we consider non-urgent dental problems?

If a filling or crown has become dislodged we advise you to make an appointment as soon as possible, but we would not consider that to be an emergency. If you experience mild sensitivity with your teeth or a dull toothache that responds to pain killers,you should make an appointment, but it is not considered emergency treatment. If your night guard or retainer has been damaged we can replace that for you at your next appointment. Even for non-urgent dental events we are here to listen and advise you.

Prevention is best

Attending your regular six-monthly dental check-ups will help to ensure that sudden dental flare ups of toothache do not occur. It is also important to always complete whatever course of treatment we have recommended for you when you are on a dental treatment plan. What you eat and drink can have a detrimental effect on your teeth and gums. Remember that your daily oral hygiene routine is a simple way to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy.