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We Are A Family Dental Clinic Near Seapoint

At Dublin18 Dental Care we provide dental care for all the family and we have experience in treating patients of all ages. We actively promote good oral health for all the family and we look forward to welcoming your family to our clinic.

Dental care for children

We have been treating children for many years and we do everything we can to make the experience of going to the dentist unforgettable for all the right reasons. Our friendly team strives to make the dental trip as fun and relaxing as possible and we encourage children to make themselves at home, play with the toys, watch television and ask any questions they have. Our dentists are approachable and energetic and they engage children so that they are aware of what is going on and they understand why oral hygiene is so important.

We encourage parents to bring their children for regular dental checks every 6 months from the age of 12 months old. This ensures that children get used to going to the dentist and allows the dentists to keep an eye on the child’s development and identify any potential problems as early as possible.

Adult dental care and treatment for nervous patients

We offer a full range of general dental treatments, as well as cosmetic dental services, orthodontic treatment and facial aesthetics. We recommend 6-monthly check-ups and our dental team is always available to discuss treatments and services for those who are thinking about having cosmetic dental treatment, braces, facial treatment or restorative treatment.

Our dental practice is designed to be a calming, relaxing oasis and we aim to provide every client with a professional and personalised service, whether it is your first or fiftieth visit. Contact us today at Dublin18 Dental Care near Seapoint to find out how we could help your family to enjoy good oral health and bright, radiant and healthy smiles.

The Important Role Our Hygienists Play In Dental Health For Patients Near Seapoint

Many of us are aware that brushing our teeth helps to keep cavities and gum disease at bay, but did you know that dental hygiene also has a major impact on your overall health?

Our experienced dental hygienists are a very important part of the Dublin18 Dental team and they offer an array of services to promote good oral health and reduce the risk of harmful oral health conditions.

What do dental hygienists do?

Dental hygienists are experts in oral hygiene and they provide a range of treatments and therapies, which are designed to strengthen and protect the teeth, keep the gums and teeth healthy and the mouth clean and fresh. Cleaning treatments are much more intensive than brushing at home and they leave the teeth shiny and bright and the breath lovely and fresh. Cleaning treatments can also lighten the teeth by removing surface stains, which gives you a gorgeous, glowing smile.

One of the most important services offered by our dental hygienists is gum disease treatment; our hygienists work closely with the dentists to treat and manage gum disease and ensure that patients are pain-free and as healthy as possible. Scale and polish treatments and advice about oral hygiene, smoking and nutrition can all help to ease symptoms of gum disease and reduce the risk of problems in the future.

Prevention is better than cure

At Dublin18 Dental Care near Seapoint we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure and we offer sealant treatment and fluoride varnish for children to help strengthen the teeth and reduce the risk of dental decay. The treatments are quick and completely painless.

Our hygienists are also committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and they are always on hand to offer advice about choosing oral hygiene products, brushing technique, healthy eating and giving up smoking.

Dental hygiene is really important, especially as numerous studies have now indicated that poor oral health increases the risk of general health conditions, including heart disease and strokes.

Gum Disease Advice For Patients Near Seapoint

Many people are aware that brushing their teeth helps to keep gum disease and cavities at bay, but did you know that your oral hygiene regime can also help to reduce the risk of serious general health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and strokes?

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is an oral disease, which affects the gum tissue surrounding the teeth. The warning signs of gum disease include bleeding, which usually occurs during or after brushing, swollen and red gums and soreness. Mild gum disease (gingivitis) is treatable with good oral hygiene, but if it is left untreated, it can develop into periodontal disease. This can cause permanent damage to the gums and may even result in tooth loss. Gum disease is the most common cause of premature tooth loss in adults in the UK.

Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky white substance, which is made from bacteria and food debris. If plaque is not removed by brushing or flossing, it collects and starts to irritate the gums, causing inflammation and pain. Additional risk factors for gum disease include smoking, a poor diet, stress and hormonal changes.

Gum disease is extremely common, affecting around 80 per cent of people at some point in their lives.

What should I do if I have symptoms of gum disease?

If your gums are swollen, sore or red and you notice blood when you brush your teeth, see your dentist as soon as possible; it is important to treat gum disease early to prevent it from developing into a long-term condition. Other symptoms of gum disease include pain when you bite down on food and increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Symptoms of advanced gum disease include unpleasant smelling breath and loose tooth.

Gum disease can cause complications during labour and childbirth and it is particularly important for pregnant women to see their dentist for regular check-ups.

What are the health implications of gum disease?

Numerous studies conducted in countries all over the world have implied that gum disease has wider health implications, including an increased risk of heart disease and strokes, both of which are life-threatening conditions. Gum disease affects general health because harmful bacteria from the mouth can travel to other parts of the body and researchers believe that in some cases, the bacteria can contribute to narrowing of the arteries (known as atherosclerosis), which may reduce the efficiency of blood flow around the body and the formation of blood clots, which may block blood flow, resulting in a heart attack (when blood flow to the heart is blocked) or stroke (when blood flow to the brain is disrupted). Contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Seapoint for more information