Tag: Children’s oral health

The Importance Of Hygiene Visits For Both Adults And Children At Our Dental Clinic In Deansgrange

We pride ourselves on promoting good oral health and helping our clients to achieve healthy, beautiful smiles and we are delighted to offer a range of hygiene services. Our expert dental hygienists are an integral part of the Dublin18 team and we encourage adults and children to attend regular hygienist appointments to boost oral health and keep gum disease and cavities at bay.

What do hygienists do and how could I benefit from hygiene sessions?

Dental hygienists are experts in oral hygiene; they are trained to provide a range of hygiene services, including cleaning treatments and fresh breath treatment, as well as preventative services, such as sealant treatment and fluoride varnish, and advice about oral hygiene, healthy eating and oral health and quitting smoking.

Seeing a hygienist has many benefits; cleaning treatments help to remove bacteria and plaque from the mouth, which lowers the risk of gum disease, bad breath and decay and removes surface stains, giving the teeth a lovely, healthy sheen.

The mouth is often considered as a window to the body and numerous studies have now established a link between oral and general health; regular hygiene sessions reduce the risk of gum disease, which in turn, lowers the risk of serious illnesses, including heart disease and strokes.

Children can benefit from seeing a hygienist for preventative treatments, which help to protect the teeth from cavities.

How much do hygiene treatment sessions cost?

A 20 minute session with a dental hygienist costs €50 and a 30 minute session costs €68.

Call us today to book your next appointment at our dental clinic in Deansgrange!




School Is Out For Summer- Children’s Oral Health Near Cornelscourt

Many of us have find memories of the bell ringing to mark the end of the summer term and the start of the holidays, but the summer holidays can be troublesome for children’s teeth. This summer, make sure your children have the time of their life, rather than worrying about toothache or having to visit the dentist with painful abscesses or cavities, and organise a check-up for your child.

The summer holidays are a great opportunity for families to spend time together, have fun, get out and about and relax, but a long period of time off school can have its problems, especially for the teeth and gums. The holidays are synonymous with treats, which can spell trouble for little teeth.

Healthy eating advice for parents

Diet plays a really important role in children’s oral health and unfortunately, many children tend to go a bit crazy in the holidays and indulge in all kinds of sweet treats, from chocolate bars and sweeties to ice lollies and ice creams. Most of us like sweets, but they are incredibly damaging to the teeth and if you are planning to treat your child this summer, try to restrict their consumption of sugary foods to mealtimes.  Eating sugary snacks and drinking fizzy drinks between meals means that the teeth are under constant attack; when you eat sugary foods or drinks, the bacteria in plaque releases harmful plaque acids, which erode the protective tooth enamel.

Try to encourage your children to eat healthy foods; you can encourage children to eat healthily by making cooking and food preparation fun, getting them involved and talking to them about the benefits their meals and snacks have for their body.

Some ‘healthy’ drinks and snacks are harmful for the teeth and many parents are unaware that the drinks they are buying their children are actually doing more harm than good. Fruit juices and smoothies often contain a lot of sugar and many are also acidic, which causes problems for the tooth enamel. Try to stick to sugar-free juices and avoid drinking smoothies and fruit juice between meals.


The summer holidays are the ideal time to book a check-up for your child; with so much time off, there are plenty of opportunities to arrange a check-up without the child having to miss out on valuable school hours. Check-ups only last a few minutes, they are completely painless and they enable dentists to check that your child’s mouth is healthy. At Dublin18 Dental Care near Cornelscourt we recommend 6 monthly check-ups for children from the age of 12 months old. Check-ups enable dentists to identify problems, such as cavities, as early as possible and this means that treatment can be arranged before the situation gets worse, preventing children from suffering from dental pain.




Treating Tiny Teeth For Patients In South Dublin

Just like adult teeth, milk teeth or baby teeth need to be properly cared for. They are susceptible to tooth decay as well and must be protected and looked after. Although they are often adorable little peggies, baby teeth play a vital role in a child’s development. They are essential for holding the position for permanent teeth and losing baby teeth too early could lead to permanent difficulties with the alignment of adult teeth.

Oral Hygiene

The same routines adults adhere to when caring for their teeth can be employed for children. Thorough, regular brushing supervised by an adult will help preserve baby teeth. Just as adults must be vigilant about the types of foods they eat, children should as well, not only for weight issues but to avoid tooth decay.

A healthy diet

Parents are encouraged to avoid allowing their children to continually graze on sugary foods and refined carbohydrates. Other tips dentists suggest for helping to prevent problems with teeth later in life is to teach your child use a cup when drinking by their first birthday. It is essential to wean babies from bottles as soon as possible lest they fall victim to baby bottle decay, where their teeth are more susceptible to decaying teeth from sucking on milk or juice bottles for prolonged periods.

As children grow older, it is vital that they attend regular dental check-ups from as early as three years old. At your child’s first dental visit, the dentist will take time to get your child used to the idea of visiting a dentist. They will count how many teeth they have and discuss dietary advice with their parents. When your child attends their first dental check up at Dublin18 Dental Care in South Dublin, you can feel confident that they will enjoy themselves—we do our very best to make each child’s visit an enjoyable experience.