Easter is fast approaching and our appointments for the school holidays are filling up, so ring now and book a check-up for your child now! The holidays are a perfect time for kids to have their routine check-up and will ensure that they start the new term with beautiful, bright and healthy smile.
Check-ups for children
We recommend regular check-ups for children and teenagers and ideally aim for 6 monthly appointments. Check-ups are only short, but they are very important, as they allow us to keep tabs on your child’s dental development and spot any warning signs, which may need addressing. We know that some children feel a little apprehensive when they go to the dentist, but we have many years of experience in treating children and we try and do everything possible to make the experience fun!
During a routine check, which only lasts a few minutes, our dentists examine the mouth, look for any signs of decay or plaque on the teeth and check the gums. They will give the teeth a quick polish and note down any changes in the child’s notes. If there are any problems, such as cavities or orthodontic issues, these will be discussed at the time and a suitable course of action will be taken.
We are perfectly happy for parents and children to share appointments. With younger children, it can be reassuring for the child to see what is going on with their parent and then to be comforted while they have their own quick check-up.
If your child is due a dental check-up, call us today to arrange your appointment. We offer flexible opening hours and will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Are you heading home for Christmas? Are you due a dental check-up? Have you been suffering with toothache or bleeding gums? If so, we advise you to combine your trip home with a visit to the dentist. Many of our patients living abroad have already booked their appointments for their check ups and cleaning sessions while home so don’t forget to arrange yours; call us today to avoid disappointment and ensure that your teeth and gums are in good health ready for Christmas.
We understand that it can be difficult to try and squeeze everything in around Christmas and we are extending our opening hours to make it as easy as possible to get to the dentist this December. We are open late on 23rd December for those last minute appointments or last minute shoppers who suddenly decide they need a dental visit. Check-ups are quick and simple, but they make a massive difference to your oral health and a 5 minute appointment could save you from spending Christmas with a troublesome tooth or swollen gums.
We will also be open for last-minute gift ideas, such as gift vouchers and stocking fillers, such as electric toothbrushes, Restylane skin care products and whitening products. Our gift vouchers can be redeemed on a wide range of treatments and services.
If you would like to book an appointment in the run-up to Christmas, call reception or pop into the practice. Hurry though, as our appointments are filing up fast!
In addition to normal surgery hours, we will also be providing emergency dental care over the festive period; for details, contact reception or visit the website.
At Dublin18 Dental Care we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure and we recommend regular dental check-ups. We use a 13-point plan to provide our clients with a thorough dental health check.
Checks for new patients
We look forward to meeting new patients and the first appointment gives us a chance to have a look at your teeth, discuss any needs or preferences you have and record details of your dental and medical history. Before your dentist checks your teeth, they will ask you about your medical history and discuss any dental treatment or problems you have had in the past; they will then examine your mouth and have a close look at your teeth and gums. The check-up is nothing to worry or be scared about; it simply allows your dentist to have a look in your mouth, check for any changes to your oral health and identify any symptoms or potential warning signs that may need addressing.
What happens during a dental check?
We use a 13-point plan for all our patients, which includes mouth cancer screening, checking the salivary glands and the tongue, looking for signs of decay and gum disease, checking the arrangement and alignment of the teeth and looking at the jaw joint. We will also discuss any issues, which may be relevant, such as oral hygiene, tackling problems that you may bring up, such as tooth discolouration or bad breath. If you need treatment following your check-up, this will be arranged by the reception team; if you don’t need any treatment, you will be advised to return for your next routine check-up 6 months later.
Why are check-ups so important?
Check-ups are important because they reduce the risk of dental diseases and ensure that you have strong, healthy teeth and gums and that you are free from pain, sensitivity and inflammation. Check-ups are our way of ensuring that any problems are detected and treated as early as possible, which saves you pain, as well as money. A check-up is very quick and it is also painless, but it really can make the world of difference to your oral health. Contact the team today at Dublin18 Dental Care near Blackrock to arrange your first check-up.
Are you looking forward to an overseas adventure or heading off for a relaxing holiday? If you are, you probably have lists of things to do and buy before you go and you may be frantically trying to get ready, but don’t forget to book a check-up with your dentist; the last thing you want is to miss out on family fun or a romantic getaway because you’ve got toothache or a painful abscess.
If you’re counting down the days until you jet off, now is the perfect time to call and arrange a check-up or a cleaning treatment. Not only will you have peace of mind that your teeth and gums are healthy, but you will also have a shiny, bright smile in time for your vacation.
About dental check-ups
Dental check-ups are quick and painless, but they make the world of difference and will prevent you from suffering unnecessary dental pain. Check-ups are nothing to worry about and they only last around 15 minutes. They are an opportunity for your dentist to check that your teeth and gums are healthy and strong and to identify any possible warning signs. If there are symptoms of decay or gum disease, your dentist will treat them as quickly as possible.
We recommend 6 monthly check-ups for all our patients and we encourage parents to ring their children from the age of 12 months. Regular dental visits will keep your mouth healthy and ensure that your teeth look clean and glossy.
If you’re planning a special holiday or a trip abroad, a cleaning treatment is a great idea. Hygiene treatments have benefits for your oral health, as well as the look of your teeth and you may be surprised what a difference a 30 minute treatment can make! Your mouth will feel lovely and fresh and your teeth will look bright, white and healthy.
We want you to enjoy your holiday as much as possible, so make sure dental problems don’t ruin your time away and book yourself a dental appointment now at Dublin18 Dental care near Foxrock Village.
Dental health checks are extremely important for good oral health. We advise our patients to attend for a check-up every 6 to 12 months, depending on oral health status. These help to keep dental health problems at bay, and also enable the dentist to spot early warning signs of oral health conditions.
What does a dental health check involve?
Dental health checks are quick and painless. They allow the dentist to examine your mouth and identify any conditions or problems. Dublin18 Dental Care near Leopardstown carry out a 13 point health check for every patient, which involves looking for signs of oral cancer, checking for decay and cavities, examining the gums, salivary glands and tongue. We will also take a look at your bite, which is the way the teeth fit together, and X-rays may also be carried out. Patient feedback is also important in discovering underlying conditions.
Why are dental health checks so important?
They allow us to monitor oral health and see if problems are getting worse or new problems have developed. If you experience symptoms and allow the condition to develop, it can be more complex and expensive to treat. And no one likes to put up with pain, swelling and soreness.
In the last decade the number of cases of oral cancer has doubled in Ireland. Regular dental checks are essential if we are to ensure cases of oral cancer are treated early, and dentists are in an ideal position to spot the early warning signs. That is why oral cancer screenings form a key part of our dental health checks.
Dental health checks also help to keep the teeth and gums looking clean and healthy. Get in contact with our team today to make an appointment.
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.