Facial aesthetics using Botox Dublin

Are you looking for a provider who offers facial aesthetics services in Dublin? If so, you may be surprised to learn that we at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms are pleased to offer fillers and Botox Dublin as well as our dental treatments. It is becoming ever more common for people to choose facial aesthetics for many different reasons. Maybe you are looking for a confidence boost in rejuvenating an area which is causing some self-consciousness. Perhaps cosmetic enhancements are a form of self-care for you, bringing you enjoyment. It could be that you have an upcoming event in your diary and you wish to have treatments as part of your preparations for that event. If any of these ring true for you, or if you have any other reason to pursue facial aesthetics we would be delighted to welcome you into our practice.


What is Botox used for?

In terms of facial aesthetics, Botox Dublin is predominantly used for the upper third of the face (although it can also be used for underarms to aid with perspiration and on the lower part of the face). Nerve signals to the muscle are interrupted in the treated area which prevents muscle contraction. This helps to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and is commonly chosen to treat forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and the glabella (the area between the eyebrows and nose). If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate youthful looks then Botox  could be a good option for you.

What can I expect from a Botox treatment appointment?

Here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, you can expect a Botox Dublin appointment to last around thirty minutes long. Although some mild discomfort can be expected, we generally do not find the need to use anaesthetic. It is possible that you may experience some bruising, ptosis or a mild headache. Because there is no requirement for downtime after this treatment you can get back to your usual activities straight away. Some patients even come in for treatment during their lunch break! To find out more about this service, please do not hesitate to contact us at our practice rooms.

Which areas of the face are fillers used for?

We use fillers for both cheeks and lips here at the surgery, the function for each of these is slightly different. Our cheek fillers are commonly used to help combat volume loss in the face. Many people are aware that wrinkles carry the appearance of older skin. Fewer recognise that volume loss also contributes to a more aged appearance, but this is becoming more widely known. Fillers are a non-invasive way of adding more volume to the face, promoting youthful looks, and also aiding in the further production of collagen. If you are looking to smooth out the appearance of persistent lines, then facial fillers could be a good option for you.

We also offer fillers for lip enhancement. We aim to achieve a natural look with our lip enhancements which is achieved through the use of a smooth gel with local anaesthetic. This also helps reduce possible discomfort during the procedure. For more information on our facial or lip fillers, or to book in a consultation, please get in touch with us at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms.

Comfortable and efficient orthodontic treatment with Invisalign

Requiring orthodontic treatment used to be viewed with trepidation, especially by youngsters years ago. The progress made in this area of dentistry over the decades has been phenomenal. The equipment from examination to treatment has evolved and the treatments are now far more targeted than they used to be. Invisalign Dublin is not only a new concept in treatment, but the equipment that has developed around it has been revolutionary. The aligner concept was first invented in 1997 and technology has allowed the developers to enhance the whole system around Invisalign Dublin.


Correcting dental misalignment

Here, at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we know misaligned teeth can cause all sorts of problems such as the inability to chew your food properly or difficulty pronouncing words clearly to name but a few. The various malocclusion conditions like overcrowded teeth, an overbite or an underbite can also allow bacteria to develop and cause tooth decay and gum disease. It is therefore necessary to straighten your teeth so that you can both chew your food which helps your stomach, and are able to speak more clearly. Straighter teeth will also allow you to clean between your teeth which will prevent harmful bacteria from developing.

Different options

In the past the only efficacious way of treating dental misalignment was using a brace which was made of metal and required blocks which were fitted to the front of the teeth with wires and elastic bands. A variety of these dental braces have been developed in different materials, all using the same or similar system. One version does not require frequent intervention from our dentist as it is designed to automatically adjust. There is another version which fits onto the inside of your teeth, thereby making it almost invisible.

A different concept

Invisalign Dublin does not require blocks, wires and bands, instead it works by inserting a clear ‘gum shield’ over your teeth. These gum shields are referred to as trays. A series of these trays is created specifically for an individual patient to treat their particular condition. Each one of these trays is slightly different in design and gradually eases your teeth into a straight position.

The amazing technology

The technology which is used allows us to take a complete 3D image of the inside of your mouth. Using cone beam computed tomography we are able to combine your bones, roots and crowns into a digital model in three dimensions. We are even able to show you a virtual view of your smile when your treatment has finished. The software involved allows us to create a treatment plan specifically for you. In addition because everything is digital there is no need for any dental putty or for us to have to send your cast by post or courier, everything is done digitally. This speeds up the process because any adjustments can be done using the software online.

The treatment

Using Invisalign requires a commitment to wear the trays for a minimum of twenty-three hours per day. They can be removed to eat and clean your teeth. Each tray will need to be worn for about two to three weeks. At the end of the treatment a final aligner will need to be worn to help your teeth settle into their new position. The result is beautifully straight teeth giving you the confidence to share your broad confident smile.

Always here for you, our emergency dentist

The knowledge that you have a safety net in case of an emergency is an important consideration, especially when it comes to your teeth. To have access to an emergency dentist Dublin is to have peace of mind. Knowing that you can call your dental practice during the day and arrange to get to see someone quickly must be part of the modern dental services of any dental practice. Having access over the weekend or out of normal surgery hours is comforting and provides peace of mind.


Reducing the chances of needing emergency help

To help reduce the chances of requiring an emergency dentist Dublin it is necessary to follow a properly designed regular oral care regime. Allowing your teeth and gums to deteriorate because of poor oral hygiene is looking for trouble. Part of our preventive dentistry programme at Dublin18 Dental Rooms is educating our patients from a very young age on teeth brushing, maintenance techniques and the correct brush to use. Everyone is different and the type of toothbrush that your parents, brother or sister uses may not be suitable for your teeth and gums. Regular six monthly dental check-ups will also help you to maintain a healthy mouth. Knowing how to maintain your teeth and gums could save you from needing our emergency dentist Dublin in the future.

Accidents do happen!

Of course we all know that accidents do happen and are sometimes unavoidable. If you are involved in contact sports it is advisable to wear a gum shield to protect you from injuries to your mouth. Biting hard substances like boiled sweets or ice is not good for your teeth or if you have dental fillings. If a tooth is knocked out, retrieve the tooth and if possible wash it with milk avoiding touching the root. Try to push it gently into the cavity and bite down to hold it in place. If a tooth is knocked out of line don’t try and pull it back into line, phone the surgery as soon as possible. Contact our dental surgery immediately and we will instruct you on what to do next. Sometimes a severe impact will not appear to loosen or dislodge a tooth, but may result in severe toothache. You may have cracked or chipped a tooth and it is advisable to contact us immediately. Fillings or crowns can sometimes accidently fall out, should this happen a call to our dental surgery will solve the problem. Fortunately modern technology, in the form of the smartphone, also allows you to send a visual image of your predicament to our dentist.

Blood, pain and swelling

If you suddenly suffer from an onset of toothache, bleeding from the mouth as well as swelling in your mouth, especially after root canal treatment or a tooth extraction, an urgent call to us is vital. The mouth is one of the most sensitive parts of the human body as it is filled with nerves. Toothache is a debilitating pain and can have a major effect on day-to-day life.

Dynamic dental care from our dentist

Twenty-first century dentistry requires embracing new ideas and concepts with a positive and enthusiastic energy. Members of our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms attend regular seminars and training to ensure that we offer you the very best treatments that are available. Equipment and techniques are constantly evolving and our practices are evolving too. For the past seventeen years our dentist Dublin has been serving the local community, with our patient numbers growing year on year.


A true team effort

It is not uncommon for there to be procedure cross over which will require the involvement of more than one of the team. Because we all have the same ethos, your experience will be a seamless transition from one clinician to another, where necessary. We provide a complete range of oral care and no matter what the procedure is we are all committed to delivering the best quality service.

Experience and dedication

We take time to get to know our patients and to understand what they expect from their dental team. No two people are the same and everyone has different expectations. Age is irrelevant to us and over the past seventeen years, we have listened to you and the services that we offer are tailor made to the needs of each individual. The care and attention that we provide is at the same level that we would expect if our dentist Dublin were to treat us. From the moment that you arrive at our dental surgery you will be welcomed and treated with the respect that you deserve.

We are part of your team

You are the captain of your team and we are here to support you and provide guidance and help when you need us. We always start with a thorough thirteen point health check of your oral cavity. We spend time discussing our findings and encouraging you to get involved and ask questions, after all it’s your mouth.

Amazing advances in dental treatment

If we find that you have misaligned teeth we will explain your options. Often adults were put off having their teeth straightened because the only appliance used to be a metal brace which looked cumbersome and uncomfortable. That device has been radically overhauled and there are a variety of new types made from different materials. More recently a clear aligner has become available which works by fitting over the teeth like a gum shield and is made of a clear dental material so it is less conspicuous. For missing teeth dentures and bridges are now supported by a new method called dental implantation which works by creating an artificial root topped by a crown which provides a more stable replacement.

More dental aware

Education and the advent of cameras on smartphones have made patients more aware of their teeth and as a progressive dentist Dublin we have moved with the times and offer teeth whitening and dental veneer procedures.

Facial rejuvenation

If you feel the need to have some non-surgical facial care we have the knowledge, expertise and sterile treatment rooms to take care of you. As dentists we are trained in anatomy and have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the bones, muscles and skin of the head, neck, shoulders. You can receive treatment from a clinician whom you know and who understands you.

Gentle treatment giving you smooth skin with Botox

Over the centuries people have tried various methods to retain their youthful appearance. Cleopatra bathed daily in donkey milk and Peter Thomas Roth created a five piece kit which incorporated dragon’s blood, which was the sap from a red tree in the Amazon which boosted collagen to deliver a youthful appearance. How we view ourselves can have a profound effect on our mental health and if you feel the need to have some facial therapy, we have the expertise and knowledge to help you. We, at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, have adopted a modern and scientific approach to helping reduce the signs of ageing, using Botox Dublin in a sterile and controlled environment. As dentists we study anatomy with particular attention devoted to the head and neck. We, therefore, have a thorough medical knowledge of your bones, muscles and skin. Our clinician who delivers the skin smoothing treatments is highly skilled in all aspects of facial aesthetics and regularly attends seminars and training to keep up to date with the latest techniques and equipment.


In use since the 1980s

Botox Dublin is a form of the botulinum type A toxin which has undergone a purification process. It has been in use for over four decades and is approved for use in non-surgical procedures. It has been used to correct eye squinting, muscle spasms, migraine, excessive sweating and numerous other medical conditions.

Our procedure

All our treatments, whether dental or improving facial aesthetics, are always preceded by a thorough examination and discussion. We apply the same care and attention to our patients whether their treatment is oral or facial. We take the time to explain the procedure to you and encourage you to ask as many questions as you like to enable you to make a properly informed decision about proceeding with the treatment. You will be allocated your very own coordinator who will explain your treatment step by step.

The treatment

Once you have decided to proceed with the treatment we will ask if you would like some anaesthetic gel to be applied to the areas to be treated. We use extremely thin needles to administer the Botox Dublin and the dosage for each area is regulated according to the sensitivity of the area. The amount injected around the lips and eyes is less than the amount used to inject into the forehead. This is a vital part of the treatment process as it is important to reduce any chance of complications to the absolute minimum. The duration of the treatment is on average thirty minutes, depending on what areas are being treated.

How long will results last?

The results are not permanent and follow up treatments are necessary, but generally the average is three to four months. The type of skin and age of the patient play an important role in determining how long the effects last. The more often the treatment is administered the longer the effects will last, as the skin will undergo a rejuvenation due to less facial movement of the treated areas.

Tips on surviving Invisalign aligners!

For many adults who have misaligned teeth, it can seem like a dream come true; a straightforward way to realign their smile using an invisible aligner.


Usually made from plastic and moulded to your unique dental imprint, invisible aligners gradually move your teeth over around 3 to 6 months and usually come in a set of around 12 to 14. Because of the sleek design and the fact that they do not require tightening or adjusting, many people prefer invisible aligners to traditional braces.

When you come to see our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we will be happy to discuss your suitability for invisible aligners like Invisalign Dublin. Our team has extensive knowledge of this aligner and can provide you with the best advice; whether it is appropriate for you and if it will get you the straighter smile that you deserve.

But how can you ensure that Invisalign Dublin works as it is supposed to for you?

Keep track of timing

As Invisalign Dublin is removable, you will need to ensure that you keep the aligner in for the required period each day; this should be around 22 hours or as prescribed by our team. This will ensure that the aligners have enough contact time with the teeth to move them. You will have to wear these aligners to bed at night, but don’t worry. They’re extremely comfortable and will not disturb your sleep.

Stay in touch with our team

Although aligners do not require tightening or adjusting, you will still need to stay in touch with our team so we can ensure that the treatment is working. To do this all you need to have is your smartphone and the downloaded associated app with this aligner. You will need to send our team photos of your smile at least once a week so we can see whether or not the treatment is working as planned.

Keep the aligners safe!

When you pick up your aligners from our team, you will be given a carry case which is made from hard plastic. Be sure that when the aligners are not in your mouth that they are placed into this carry case to keep them safe. Do not put your aligners into a coat pocket or a bag as this can cause them to become damaged or even broken.

Brush your teeth

During your treatment with invisible aligners, you will need to carry a miniature toothbrush with you. As mentioned before, you will need to remove the aligners when you are eating food and before you put the aligners back into your mouth you will need to brush your teeth. This will prevent food and debris from being pressed against your teeth and gums which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

Order replacements

What should you do if one of your aligners becomes damaged or goes missing? You will need to order a replacement and our team will aim to get this out to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, be sure to wear the previous aligner in the sequence and do not skip any of the aligners, as this can cause issues with the process overall.

Top signs that you need to see our emergency dentist

If you awaken at midnight with a toothache, it can be a disturbing experience, to say the least.


But it is more common than you think and, while a toothache that wakes you up in the middle of the night is likely to prompt an emergency dental visit, there are many cases of dental emergency that may not be uncomfortable, and thus do not elicit such a prompt response.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we are always able to offer our patients same-day emergency care. When you see our emergency dentist Dublin, we will take the time to be as gentle as possible, and will always get to the bottom of your dental predicament, advising you on what we think the best treatment option is to get you back on track.

So, what are some of the key signs that you need to see our emergency dentist Dublin? Read on to find out!

You have a toothache

It sounds obvious, but if you have a toothache that is distracting you, feels like a burning, throbbing or just unrelenting discomfort, then you need to see our emergency dentist Dublin as soon as possible.

Indeed, toothache to this level can indicate an abscess, an impacted tooth, or even extensive dental decay, all of which will require treatment as soon as possible to get you out of discomfort.

You have dental swelling

Dental swellings may or may not be uncomfortable.

Indeed, even if you have noticed a gradual swelling to your face, neck, or under your jaw that isn’t hurting, you will still need to have this assessed by our team before it begins to interfere with your ability to eat food or breathe. Much as before, swelling in the oral area is usually a symptom of an abscess or an impacted tooth.

You have lost a filling or crown

Lost restoratives are not uncommon and for many people, they may be uncomfortable.

But, even if you have lost a filling and it is not causing discomfort, you will still need to have it replaced as soon as possible. This is because bacteria can get access to the newly exposed parts of your tooth, and can burrow into the pulp where an abscess can form rather quickly. So, get the tooth filled or the crown refitted!

Your mouth is bleeding

Dental bleeds are common if you engage in contact sports, or if you have recently had a dental extraction. And while some bleeding is normal in the latter or due to trauma, if there is an ongoing bleed that does not slow after 20 minutes of applied pressure, then you need to see our dental team as soon as possible.

You have recurring ulcers

Ulcers are not unusual and are common in those who may be ill or stressed. However, if you are noticing that you are having a higher incidence of ulcers and if they are occurring in the same part of the mouth, or they are larger than a 5 pence piece, then you will need to see us quickly, as this can be an early indicator of oral cancer.

Tips to prevent decay from our dentist

Most people have a basic idea of what tooth decay is.

Plaque builds up on the teeth, due to ineffective brushing or poor diet and leads to a small, rather sore brown hole in the tooth called a cavity. If left for long enough, this then starts to expand and breaks down the tooth further, causing discomfort and sensitivity.


And, if you have visited a dental team in the last 5 years or so, then you may be fed up with hearing about how to prevent tooth decay. But, it’s an important list to have to hand, especially if you have let your dental hygiene go astray!

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we are extremely proud of the support that our dentist Dublin gives to our patients relating to their general oral health. We pride ourselves on being able to offer targeted advice for each of our patients and work with them to ensure that they get the most out of seeing our team for check-ups.

So, what are some of our top tips to prevent tooth decay? Our dentist Dublin lists them below.

Brush your teeth

Right, so let’s start with the most well-known way to prevent decay – brush your teeth! Twice a day, in the morning and evening, for around 3 minutes. Use circular motions with your brush and, if possible, be sure to use an electric toothbrush with a round head. Our dentist Dublin also advises that you get a toothbrush with a built-in sensor that will detect if you are pushing too hard when you brush. Doing this can cause your gums to become eroded, and your enamel to become too thin.


If you are new to the world of flossing, be sure to ask our team for a demonstration on how best to do it. Flossing cleans that hidden 40% of the tooth’s surface and removes plaque from hard to reach and unseen areas. If you find that flossing is causing your gums to bleed, you may be flossing a bit too hard and should talk to our team for advice on the correct method.

Water flossers and interdental brushes

If you suffer from severe gum disease or are prone to cavities due to genetics, then it is probably worth also investing in a water flosser and interdental brushes. Try to use these before you use dental floss and before you brush your teeth, as both of them will remove stubborn or stuck bits of food and debris, which can then be better accessed with normal flossing and brushing.


Most people do not drink enough water. And so, one of the top ways to prevent tooth decay is to drink more water. Water promotes the production of saliva, which helps to remove bits of stuck-on food and plaque, thus reducing the chance of developing tooth decay.

Attend check-ups

And finally, even though you may be less than eager to, you should aim to visit our team every 6 months for a check-up. This will allow us to assess the condition of your teeth, apply sealants and provide you with prescription toothpaste and mouthwash if needed.

A short guide to Botox from our team

When it comes to undertaking cosmetic treatments that can halt or reverse the signs of ageing, during the last few years, the more non-invasive methods have become very popular.


And with this popularity more spas and surgeries being able to offer these procedures to patients have emerged. So, if you are looking for a straightforward option for reversing the signs of wrinkles and fine lines, then it may be worth approaching a dental team to do so.

When you come to Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we will be able to suggest the most suitable non-invasive facial aesthetics treatments for you and we are very proud to be able to offer Botox Dublin. Our dental team knows the anatomy of the face in fine detail and will be able to ensure that the results you receive from using this treatment will look natural and help you to look more youthful.

But do you want to know a little bit more about Botox Dublin? In this article, this topic is explored in more depth so you can determine whether or not it is the right treatment for you.

What is botulinum toxin?

Botulinum toxin is the chemical name for Botox Dublin and when it is applied to a muscle or nerve it temporarily paralyses it. This may sound intimidating, but when it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a paralysed nerve or muscle can work wonders, as you will not be able to contract the area to form or deepen wrinkles.

What can it treat?

On the face, this treatment can help to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, wrinkles around the eyes, and sagging jowls and can even be applied to the neck and hands to reduce the appearance of wrinkles there.

Of course, this treatment also has very strict medical applications and can be used in a surgical setting to reduce the instances of migraines, issues relating to the bladder and even sweating.

How is it applied cosmetically?

When you come to see our team to have this treatment applied, we will do so via injection. These injections do not feel uncomfortable for many people, but if you have concerns about your level of sensitivity then we can offer you an analgesic cream beforehand to numb the area. Depending on what is being treated, you may need between two to four injections which will take around half an hour to inject.

How soon will I see the results?

Most people who have had this treatment notice the effects of it within around 48 hours post-injection, but for many people, the full effects are not noticeable until around 2 weeks after the treatment has been completed. This will vary based on your age, what is being treated and your general health at the time of injection.

How often can it be reapplied?

We would be happy to reapply these injections twice a year if needed and it’s worth noting that for most people, the effects of this treatment last between 4 to 6 months.

Do you want to improve your smile? Invisalign Dublin is the treatment you can’t see!

When it comes to having misaligned teeth of a mild to moderate nature, there is a way that you can have it addressed and nobody else should realise that you are having treatment, unless you choose to tell them. Invisalign Dublin is a treatment used to address issues such as crossbite, over or underbite, crowded or gapped teeth. This treatment is discreet, convenient and excellent for gaining results in as little as 6 to 18 months on average, depending on your specific needs and progress.


How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign Dublin is a system that consists of transparent, removable aligners. When the aligners are worn over the teeth, they apply pressure to them to push them into the desired position. You will change between different aligners that will be provided to you in batches of 6 weeks’ worth, and normally you will be directed by our dentist to change them every 2 to 3 weeks. You will be required to wear them for 23 hours a day, allowing you time to remove them when you are eating, so you won’t have to avoid any types of food for fear of breaking them. You will also have time to remove them, whilst brushing and flossing as well. Your commitment to wearing them will allow for faster results to occur, but if you have a special occasion to attend, then you also have the flexibility to choose to remove them for that as well.

What are the other benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign Dublin has been used to treat patients across the globe and is one of the most popular aligner brands. This could be because of the comfort that is afforded to patients wearing them as the aligners are made bespoke to fit your mouth. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we use iTero technology to digitally scan your mouth to get the measurements of your mouth, and with these measurements, we can then have your aligners manufactured for you. They are made of plastic that should sit along the gum line when worn, so that you have maximum comfort. The plastic is transparent, which is why only your teeth should then be visible, too.

Another benefit of Invisalign is the fact that by aligning your teeth, you will optimise the position of them for cleaning them properly. What’s more, you should also feel more confident about smiling a beautiful smile and while you’re waiting for your smile to move into the correct position, you should stand very little chance of damaging them, as the plastic they are made from is highly durable and you won’t be eating with them in your mouth.

Is Invisalign the treatment for me?

The only way to know if Invisalign is the best treatment for your specific needs is to book in for an initial consultation with us, here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms. We will be happy to examine your mouth thoroughly and discuss your goals for your smile. From this examination and consultation with you, we can then present the treatment options. If Invisalign is offered and you do decide to go ahead with it, you could have a beautiful smile sorted in just a few months’ time. After scanning your mouth, we will be able to show you a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like following treatment, before you’ve even started wearing your aligners, so you can have a clear image in your mind of what the results will be to motivate you!

So, if you want to improve your smile, do it discreetly with Dublin 18 Dental Rooms. Let’s get this transformation started!