You can, from Dublin18 Dental Care. Technically the answer to the above question is “everyone can get braces.” As in, everyone is allowed to get braces. In reality, however, the biggest factors are how badly you need or want braces, how old you are and how much money you have.
Children in Dublin are obvious candidates for braces. It is recommended that you have your child checked out around age 11-12 when their adult teeth are growing.
In adulthood having braces is not out of the question. However, a big concern for many potential brace-wearers is their appearance. Many adults grew up in a time where braces were much more noticeable and therefore feel reluctant to be seen with a mouth full of metal. It is also seen as a procedure meant solely for children – not for grownups.
Luckily there is a huge range of discreet braces available privately. You can get clear ones, ones that are the same colour as your teeth and even braces that fit to the back of your teeth, which can’t be seen at all.
If you are an adult and you are looking for suitable braces treatment, visit Dublin18 Dental Care practice who will be happy to organise your orthodontic assessment and talk you through all your options. No matter what age you are, if you have a concern with your smile then there is no better time than now to have it remedied.
Teeth whitening is big business nowadays, but there are so many different methods it can be difficult to decide which one to go for. Luckily this post is designed to help you choose the best option.
There are many products out there that promise to whiten your teeth for a fraction of the cost of a visit to a professional. These include:
- Whitening toothpastes: are the most accessible treatments and can be used daily. It is important to note, however, that these products are great at removing stains and plaque, but most of them will not whiten your teeth beyond their natural colour.
- Whitening strips: can be bought over the counter and are applied in your own home. Many reviews state that these products can make a noticeable difference, especially when maintaining whiteness achieved during professional treatments.
- Whitening trays: are moulded around your teeth and can often be worn several times to maintain whiteness.
The above products have been shown to produce whitening effects and are perfect for people who just want their teeth to be a couple of shades brighter. These products contain chemicals that can be harmful to your mouth, so care should be taken and you should always follow the instructions.
When considering professional teeth whitening, it is important to consult the team at Dublin18 Dental Care serving Dun Laoghaire first, which will help you find the method that is right for you. Laser whitening, for example, is becoming increasingly popular, because the procedure generally doesn’t take long and the results can be seen immediately. Professional methods are sometimes similar to home remedies, for example your dentist can provide you with a mouth tray to use at home. These treatments often involve a greater concentration of hydrogen peroxide and therefore provided brighter and longer lasting results
It is important to note that no whitening treatment can last forever and repeat applications may be necessary after a year or two.
You may have noticed something strange going on in celebrities’ mouths recently. It’s hard to miss. All the stars are sporting brilliantly white, perfectly shaped teeth, seemingly from nowhere. But how did they do it?
Good oral hygiene is obviously a factor, but you could clean your teeth ten times a day and still fall far short of having a Hollywood smile. Expensive cosmetic dentistry has been all the rage for a long time in Tinsel Town, and recently celebrities closer to home have been getting in on the action.
Cheryl Cole, for example, now has one of the best smiles in the industry. She claims that this is due to wearing invisible braces for many years and teeth whitening procedures, but the clear change in shape also suggests that she has had veneers fitted.
Veneers are a thin layer of dental porcelain bonded to the surface of a tooth to improve its shape. They can last for up to thirty years if they are of good quality and well looked after. Unfortunately they are rather expensive for the average buyer, often costing hundreds of pounds for one tooth.
If you are determined to achieve a perfect celebrity smile (and have the means to do so) it can be a great boost to your confidence. Cabinteeely Dental Care dentists can work wonders for patients in the Rathmichael area. You’ll be flashing your new smile at everyone! However, be careful you don’t go overboard, as many celebrities’ teeth are now too perfect and therefore look fake. It is important to find the right dentist who can advise you about your options.
Most of us will have to settle with teeth whitening kits and frantic tooth brushing until we can raise the hundreds of pounds required for high quality veneers. Maybe natural, healthy teeth aren’t too bad after all.
Do you dream about having that perfect ‘Hollywood Smile’ like the ones you see every time you turn on the television, watch a film, or open your favourite glossy magazine? Well, with invisible aligners you are one step closer. However, don’t be put off by that dreaded word ‘braces,’ which may provoke thoughts of teenagers and high school days, as today more and more people are choosing to correct their smile in their later years with the help of invisible aligners from dentists in Dublin.
Why choose invisible aligners?
Invisible aligners are a modern alternative to braces. They are comfortable, they are convenient, and most importantly, they are clear. So let’s get down to the facts. Invisible aligners can improve your smile and correct the alignment of your teeth in an easy and painless way. You don’t have to worry about metal wires and brackets irritating your mouth and gums, as your aligners will be custom-made to your own mouth and gums, to fit perfectly and comfortably. Invisible aligners allow you to enjoy the pleasure of a gorgeous smile without the pain and embarrassment of fitted braces.
These ‘barely there’ aligners can be removed at any point, in order to suit your needs and lifestyle. Invisible aligners are also a great deal easier to clean than other braces, meaning your breath and smile will always look fresh and healthy. The aligners are changed every two weeks in order to gradually correct the position of your teeth, for gentle yet effective movement.
So, what are you waiting for? Make an appointment with your dentist now to experience the benefits of invisible aligners for yourself and enhance your self-esteem and confidence. Trust us, you really won’t stop smiling!
American author Mark Twain suggested that “life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.” Like Twain, we all sometimes wish that we could discover a way of growing-up without growing old. Now, in the 21st century, scientists have developed new cosmetic procedures that promise to reverse the aging process and Anti wrinkle injection is one of the most revolutionary of these technologies.
What are Anti wrinkle injections and how does it work?
Anti wrinkle injection is a facial rejuvenation treatment prescribed by doctors and qualified Dublin18 Dental practitioners serving the people of Glenageary, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. When you frown or squint, the muscles between your brows contract and the skin creases. Over time, these creases will stay, forming wrinkles. Injecting a small dose of Anti wrinkle injection into problem areas blocks the nerve impulses to the facial muscles, causing them to relax. This will temporarily soften the appearance of wrinkles.
Anti wrinkle injections can be used to treat:
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
Treatment is recommended for both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65.
How long will it last?
You will notice the difference in a matter of days and the effects of the treatment will last between 3 and 6 months, depending on the individual.
Is it safe?
As Anti wrinkle injection is non-surgical it is regarded as one of the safest cosmetic treatments on the market. The procedure can be performed in the space of 15 minutes and requires little or no recovery time. The treatment is administered through a fine needle and eliminates the risk of surgical scaring. Anti wrinkle injection is a relatively painless procedure and normally no anaesthetic is required, although your doctor may use an anaesthetic cream to numb the treatment area.
If you’re looking for a speedy, safe and subtle way to reverse the signs of aging, then Anti wrinkle injections may very well be the cosmetic treatment for you.
A root canal is a channel of soft dental pulp, containing nerves and blood vessels, which goes from the root of the tooth right down to the bottom of the crown (the parts of the tooth you can see in your mouth). There can be additional root canal in each tooth.
What is root canal treatment?
If your root canal becomes infected, most commonly due to tooth decay, you are left with two options. The first is to extract the tooth, which, as you can imagine, could completely ruin your smile. The second is root canal treatment from Dublin18 Dental Care near Leopardstown.
Root canal treatment involves the dentist drilling into your tooth and removing any dead or diseased pulp from within. Although that may sound intimidating, local anaesthetic is used, so you won’t feel a thing and your dentist will make sure that you are comfortable throughout the treatment. If necessary, your dentist may put some medicine inside the cavity to ensure that all the bacteria is gone. The now empty cavity is then filled up, most commonly with a rubber like substance called gutta percha and the tooth is sealed with a crown or a filling to stop bacteria entering the tooth again.
As the anaesthetic wears off you may experience pain or discomfort in the affected tooth. This is normal and can be remedied with painkillers. You will then have to go for checkups annually, so your dentist can check that everything is going smoothly.
It is well worth getting root canal treatment if you are a suitable candidate, as it is always better to save a tooth than deal with losing one.
A Dermal Filler is a material that is commonly used to fill in imperfections on the face, such as scars, fine lines and wrinkles. The general idea of Dermal Fillers is to give a more youthful appearance. They are commonly composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in your body that diminishes with age.
That doesn’t sound like a dental procedure – well it isn’t, technically, but there are several reasons why you may wish your Dublin18 Dental Care clinician serving Deansgrange to carry out such a procedure.
Firstly, if you’ve just had extensive cosmetic dentistry you can really “finish off” your new look by making your face fuller with fewer fine lines. Your dentist will make sure that any changes to the shape of your face and mouth compliment your teeth.
The second reason is that dental anaesthesia is the great for carrying out this procedure. We commonly use topical anaesthetics, i.e. ones that are applied directly to the skin, such as numbing cream. However dental anaesthetic can be more effective and less painful.
How easily can I find a dentist that can give me Dermal Fillers?
A couple of clicks on any search engine brings up a plethora of results for dentists who offer Dermal Filling services. As well as this you can consult your local dentist, who may offer the service. Even if they do not they will be able to recommend you to a qualified dentist near your area. It is best to consult with your dentist about the procedure before you make any decisions so they can give you proper guidance.
Dental veneers from can instantly improve your appearance and give you the confidence you never thought you would have. Having dental veneers fitted at Dublin18 Dental Care is a quick and painless process, which can transform your smile in as little as two visits.
Dental veneers can conceal the flaws in your mouth, such a damaged or chipped teeth, crooked teeth, stained teeth, and can even fill in gaps between your teeth. Those problems that you thought could never be resolved can now be fixed, with dental veneers custom-made to suit your face and smile.
Are dental veneers for me?
You can choose from a range of cosmetic dental veneers in South Dublin, but the most commonly used material for veneers is porcelain. Porcelain veneers are strong and long-lasting and are the most natural looking of all the veneers.
Any other options?
The alternative to porcelain veneers are composite veneers, which are cheaper, but do no last as long. They also stain more easily than porcelain veneers, so although porcelain veneers are usually more expensive, you may save money is the long-run.
How are veneers fitted?
The veneers are fixed onto the surface of the teeth, like a false nail over a real nail, eliminating any flaws that may have previously existed. Having dental veneers is nothing to worry about and If you can have artificial eyelashes, a fake tan, fingernails and hair, then why not improve the one thing that will make you feel most confident – your smile.
A dental implant, to put it simply, is a device made of titanium that is implanted into the bone of the jaw. It acts as an anchor for new teeth and is an alternative to bridges or dentures.
How do I get one?
The procedure is a fairly lengthy one. First off your teeth and gums need to be clean and healthy and Dublin18 Dental Care, serving patients from Rathmichael, will need to check that the bones in your jaw are dense enough to accommodate the implant. A small hole is then drilled in the precise place where the implant will be (don’t worry, you will be under local anaesthetic at this point). The implant is fitted into the hole and the gum is stitched back over the area. The implant is then left to fuse with your jawbone, which can take anything from six weeks to six months. Dentures and bridges can be worn during this time, but care should be taken not to put too much pressure on the implant.
When enough time has passed, a temporary crown can be fitted to the implant for around four to six weeks. After this permanent tooth restorations can be attached.
What are the advantages?
The procedure may seem long and complicated, but there are many advantages.
The biggest benefit for most people is that these implants look and function like your natural teeth. Dentures can be painful and can sometimes come loose and often need to be refitted as the shape of your mouth changes. Implants can be treated like your ordinary teeth and require no extra care and after a while, people often forget that they are there as they feel so natural. Implants usually last up to thirty years and can even last a lifetime if treated properly.
The risk factors of this procedure are low, but as always you should consult your dentist before making any decisions.
Getting your teeth checked by a dentist is an important part of your general health routine. How regularly you need to be checked varies, depending on how healthy your teeth are. But why are dental check-ups so important?
What will my dentist check?
Your Dublin18 Dental Care dentist near Foxrock will carry out a 15 point dental health check and will discuss any issues or concerns that may arise. When they carry out this examination, they are looking for signs of plaque build up, gum disease and any other potential problems. They will then give you advice on how to maintain or improve the health of your teeth. At the end of your appointment you will receive a full detailed treatment plan and your follow on appointment.
What if something needs treatment?
If your dentist finds something that needs further treatment they will discuss your options. It may be worrying to think about the prospect of dental treatment, but this is no reason to avoid your dental checkups. If there is a problem it is best to catch it early, when it will be easily treatable. Allowing issues to continue may entail lengthy treatments and more cost to you. Your dentist will inform you about every stage of your treatment in detail and you will be able to outline your preferences.
The health of your teeth dictates the regularity of your dental checkups. Following the advice, your dentist will ensure that you maintain healthy teeth; therefore reducing the number of visits you need to make with your dentist.