Our dental hygienists are an integral part of the team and we strongly recommend their services to all our patients. Our hygienists have expertise in providing preventative treatments and they also work tirelessly along with our dentists to manage cases of gum disease.
Why are hygienist visits so important?
Good dental hygiene forms the basis for healthy teeth and gums and our hygienists provide a wide range of really effective treatments and services, including cleaning treatments, such as scale and polish, gum disease prevention and treatment, preventative services for children and oral health information and advice.
Prevention is always better than cure and studies have shown that gum disease can have a very serious impact on general health, as well as oral health. Studies have shown that the bacteria associated with gum disease can contribute to potentially serious health complications, including an increased risk of heart disease and strokes. This is because bacteria can travel around the body in the bloodstream.
What are the benefits of going to a dental hygienist?
Seeing a dental hygienist on a regular basis will not just reduce your risk of developing oral diseases, including decay and gum disease, but it will also boost your general health and ensure your teeth look bright and white and feel lovely and smooth. Dental hygienists can also help patients to tackle bad breath and they are able to offer advice about diet, oral hygiene at home and giving up smoking.
We recommend seeing a dental hygienist once a year if you have good oral health and more frequently if you suffer from problems such as bad breath or gum disease. Call the practice or pop in to find out more and book an appointment.
Dublin18 Dental Care is proud to offer patients in Seapoint amazing dental implant treatment for just €2000. This innovative treatment is an excellent solution for patients of all ages who are searching for a long-term replacement for lost natural teeth. Whether you’ve lost a tooth playing sport or you’re looking for an alternative to dentures for a full arch of missing teeth, dental implants could prove the perfect choice.
About dental implants
Dental implants are made from titanium and shaped like small screws; the aim of an implant is to replace the root section of the lost tooth. Implants are placed inside sockets in the jaw bone and then left to heal. As titanium is a biocompatible material, it integrates into the bone tissue and this allows the implant to offer the same standard of stability as a natural root.
Dental implants are the most versatile option for replacing missing teeth because they fit with different restorations and this means that they are suitable for patients with one or multiple missing teeth.
How does an implant work?
Implants are placed inside pre-drilled holes in the jaw bone and they are then left to undergo the process of osseointegration; once this is complete, the implant will have become part of the actual bone tissue and it can be attached to a new restoration to produce a strong, healthy and natural looking tooth. Implants are the closest match to a natural tooth and they also last a lot longer than bridges and dentures. As the implant takes on the role of a new root, the restoration is completely stable and this allows you to do everything you would be able to do with a natural tooth.
Am I a suitable match for treatment?
Dental implants are a suitable match for most patients; however, if you smoke heavily or you suffer from a condition, which affects bone density, there may be other options, which are better suited. If you lack bone density in the jaw bone, we may recommend bone grafting prior to treatment; this is because the implant may fail if the bone tissue is not dense enough.
To find out more and arrange a consultation to see if you’re a suitable candidate for treatment, call us today!
Dr. Murphy qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2007 with honours and began professional life in the Dublin Dental School & Hospital as a house officer. This gave him an invaluable education in oral surgery, orthodontics, restorative dentistry and the comprehensive management of dental emergencies & trauma. It was during this year that he gained membership of the faculty of dental surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Since then he has worked in private practice in Ireland. Not one to rest on basic knowledge, Dr. Murphy has travelled extensively to gain further education and training on the most up-to-date clinical procedures and applies this knowledge on a daily basis with all of his patients. He is currently in his final year of a master’s certificate in implant dentistry through the University of Warwick in the UK. Implant dentistry and restorative procedures now form the core of his work. He is also a registered provider of Six Month Smiles, Invisalign and the Inman aligner.
Dr. Murphy’s patients include those from all ages and walks of life, and he creates an atmosphere of honesty, trust and care with each and every one. He has brought oral health to those he has treated; whether through basic dental care procedures or full mouth rehabilitation and cosmetic procedures. His patients have included television personalities and representatives in international modelling competition, and his standard of care has met the most exacting of expectations.
What better way to kick off the New Year than to treat yourself to a gorgeous new smile? If you’re teeth are looking like they need some post-Christmas sparkle, why not take advantage of our special New Year whitening offer near Seapoint?
Last year we launched a brand new whitening menu and we are delighted to offer the amazing Go Trays for just €99!
What are Go Trays?
Go Trays are a perfect whitening solution for patients on the go! Go Trays are instant application trays, which contain hydrogen peroxide; they are simply placed inside the mouth and work quickly to lighten the shade of the teeth.
Go Trays stick to the teeth and they enable you to start whitening treatment straight away, as the trays are pre-made. The usual price of treatment is €145, but we are offering a special price of just €99 to celebrate the New Year!
Our other whitening options
We offer whitening treatments to suit all our patients.
Our home whitening treatment is very popular, as it allows you to get a beautiful and bright smile in the comfort of your own home. The process is very simple and does not have any bearing on your normal day to day routine. Home whitening involves wearing a specially designed, bespoke whitening tray for a period of around 10-14 days at home; most people wear their tray at night. After this period of time, your teeth will look whiter and brighter and you can show off your new smile!
We also offer a new 10-day home whitening treatment, which uses 6% hydrogen peroxide to whiten the teeth. Patients wear a custom-made whitening tray containing the whitening agent for one hour per day for a 10-day period. This option is ideal for patients who want to achieve whiter teeth quicker than traditional home whitening; however, it may not be suitable for those with sensitive teeth. We will be able to discuss the options with your during your consultation to decide the best treatment for you.
If you are one of those people who leave things until the last minute and runs around trying to cram things in their trolley, tick off their list of gifts to buy and sort out their festive party look, fear not- we have the ideal solution for you: tooth whitening. If you are looking forward to Christmas parties, spending time with friends and family and hitting the town for New Year’s Eve, what better way to start 2014 with a bang than treating yourself to a gorgeous, glossy smile?
Our whitening treatment
At Dublin18 Dental Care we understand that speed and convenience are everything in the run-up to Christmas and we offer amazing home whitening treatment, which will give you a beautiful, bright smile in the comfort of your own home. In just 10 days watch your teeth glow up to 5 shades whiter, giving you the perfect party look and an excuse to flash your smile for the camera.
If you are interested in our premium home whitening treatment, simply pop in to the practice and see our treatment co-ordinator; we have whitening trays ready to go, so there is no need to wait around or take impressions; you can start your treatment straight away and what could be easier?
Our Christmas special
As if Christmas was not reason enough to treat yourself, we are also offering an amazing festive deal and have slashed our usual price of €150 to just €99. What are you waiting for? Treat yourself to our amazing Christmas special this winter!
If you would like to find out more about our amazing whitening deals, call our friendly reception team today! This offer won’t last, so grab yourself a festive bargain and a gorgeous new smile now!
We are delighted to be welcoming Dr Kevin Murphy to our dental team at Dublin18 Dental Care for patients of Seapoint and beyond. Dr Murphy joins us with a wealth if experience and a host of interests and we are very lucky to have him on board.
Kevin is a hugely popular dentist with many years of experience under his belt. He has an interest in treating nervous patients and he is renowned for his understanding and compassionate nature, which have an instant impact on patients who are suffering from nerves and anxiety. Our Dublin18 Dental team understands that going to the dentist can be daunting and Kevin and his fellow dentists do all they can to ease worries and make patients feel relaxed before and during treatment. Kevin has undertaken training in administering IV sedation, a treatment, which is highly beneficial for patients who suffer from severe anxiety and dental phobia.
The Dublin18 way
Kevin shares our ethos and principal values and strives to ensure that every patient feels valued and receives the finest possible standards of care. Like our practice, he is forward-thinking and is always interested in training and learning to get a grasp of new techniques and treatments on the market.
In addition to providing general and cosmetic dental treatments, Kevin is also qualified to provide dental implant treatment, one of the most exciting developments in modern dentistry.
Kevin is also a certified provider of cosmetic orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.
We are excited and honoured to have Kevin as part of our team and we are sure that he will be a huge hit with our patients.
There are several orthodontic treatments out there, but fixed braces have stood the test of time and remain a very popular choice, despite the arrival of newfangled, high-tech appliances. We recommend fixed braces for teenagers for a number of reasons:
Benefits of fixed braces
Fixed braces are a tried and tested method and they have helped to create millions of beautifully straight smiles all over the world. Fixed braces are guaranteed to work, as they are in place constantly and do not carry the risks of unsuccessful treatment posed by removable braces, which are successful depending on the patient’s dedication to treatment. Fixed braces can achieve a lot more movement than some other appliances and they are suitable for patients with complex needs. The components of the brace support the teeth during treatment and prevent the teeth from slipping out of position.
Modern fixed braces
Modern fixed braces are lighter and less cumbersome than braces used in previous decades and they are available in a range of colours. They use advanced technology to reduce pain and they have minimal impact on your ability to speak and eat as normal. Initially, like other treatments, when you first start fixed wearing braces it is common to develop a mild lisp, but this will subside after a couple of days and your speech will return to normal.
Orthodontic treatment can be hugely beneficial for teenagers; it has aesthetic benefits, as well as the ability to correct oral hygiene problems and improve the function of the mouth and it is often best to intervene at an early age, rather than waiting. Call us today to find about more about teenage orthodontics at Dublin18 Dental Care near Seapoint.
When you have your braces taken off, the last thing you want to do is experience relapse. Relapse occurs when the teeth start to slip and move out of position. This is why we encourage all our orthodontic patients to wear a retainer. A retainer is a dental device, which is used to hold the teeth in place and keep your amazing new smile intact.
What is a bonded retainer?
A bonded retainer is a retainer, which is stuck to the teeth using strong dental adhesive; it remains in place to maintain the new position of the teeth and prevent tooth movement. Just like when you have braces, it is important to keep the retainer clean to prevent plaque build-up and decay; it is very easy to keep your retainer clean and we will happily show you how to do this and give you advice about keeping your retainer clean.
We advise all patients to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home and it is particularly important for patients who have braces or retainers to keep their mouths clean and follow advice about healthy eating; try to avoid eating sugary and chewy foods, which increase the risk of decay and may cause problems getting stuck in your retainer.
What are the advantages of a bonded retainer?
A bonded retainer is advantageous because it stays in place and therefore it is guaranteed to do its job; if you have a removable retainer, you may be tempted to take it out now and again and this may result in your teeth moving out of position. Once the retainer is in place you don’t have to worry about it and it is very simple to keep it clean. For more information about our bonded retainers get in touch with the team near Seapoint.
Over the course of time, general wear and tear can take its toll on your teeth and you may start to notice that your teeth become discoloured, especially if you are fond of a latte in the morning or a cup of tea before bed. Drinking strongly coloured drinks, such as coffee and red wine, smoking and neglecting your oral hygiene can all cause the whiteness of your teeth to fade, but there is a solution. At Dublin18 Dental Care near Seapoint we pride ourselves on offering the best treatments and our home whitening kits are guaranteed to give you a beautiful, gleaming smile.
How does home whitening work?
We recommend a two-week home treatment, which uses EU standard carbamide peroxide gels, to bleach the teeth and give you a gorgeous, white smile. The beauty of home whitening is that you can get the look you want in the comfort of your own home; all you have to do is wear your tailor-made whitening tray for 2 weeks at home (most people prefer to wear the tray at night so that treatment does not alter their normal daily routine).
Home whitening is advantageous because it produces great results without the need for top-up treatment shortly after the original whitening session, which is the case with some in-chair treatment.
How long will the results last?
The results of treatment should last a long time, but this is dependent on your diet, your oral hygiene routine and whether you smoke. It is easy to top up your treatment at any time to prolong the results.
If you would like to find out more about our home whitening kits, call the practice today! A whiter, brighter smile awaits!
Due to popular demand we have extended our special price on Teeth Whitening for a limited period. Our bespoke teeth whitening usually comes in at €295 but is now €195 for all our customers during this time.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments on the market. The treatment is able to turn back the clocks on tea, coffee and cigarette stains, teeth whitening is a beautiful, clean, sparkling blank slate, helping us return the appearance of our teeth to their very bright and best.
Teeth Whitening at Dublin18 Dental Care
At Dublin18 Dental Care we offer bespoke at home whitening kits to all of our patients, even those with sensitive teeth. To create your custom-made whitening kit you need only visit the practice for half and hour, after which a personalised mould will have been created in our onsite lab. Along with your dental impressions you will be given whitening gel, which you will add to the mould and then place on your teeth from the comfort of your own home. At home whitening takes slightly longer than in practice procedures, but the results are longer lasting, with less chance of sensitivity. Those who have sensitive teeth can also use our whitening products, but for a shorter duration.
What can I achieve with my bespoke whitening kit?
Our at home whitening kit can reveal teeth up to 5 shades brighter and whiter, for long lasting results and a truly gorgeous smile. Treatment will be spread out over 2 weeks, but the results you achieve will require no touch ups shortly after treatment, as often occurs with other teeth whitening procedures.
If you would like to know more about our teeth whitening treatment why not book a consultation at Dublin18 Dental Care near Seapoint we can examine your teeth and mouth and decide the best treatment for you. At home whitening is incredibly easy to carry out and does not contain the harsher bleaches of other whitening systems.