Pearl News

You want a fantastic smile, so what’s stopping you?

Having practiced as a dentist in Dublin 2 for several years now, we have seen numerous cases of people who could benefit from teeth straightening. In most cases people opt to get their teeth straightened for aesthetic reasons, but there are other solid benefits to getting cosmetic tooth alignment:

– Improved Dental Function

When we mention dental function we are talking about the act of chewing, talking and other everyday functions that the teeth perform

– Easy Maintenance of Teeth and Gums

Generally speaking your dentist or hygienist will find it easier to clean, treat and maintain aligned teeth, and you will find them simpler to brush and floss while at home.

– Aesthetic Benefit

It has been shown through numerous studies that there is an improved psychological benefit to having clean and straight teeth, giving people improved confidence in their everyday life and relationships.


Our Cosmetic Tooth Alignment system of choice is CFast. There are 3 main reasons we chose to work with this system:

Fast – You will have straight front teeth in about 6 months
Discreet – The wires and brackets are almost invisible
Affordable – The short treatment time dramatically cuts the cost

Why not contact us today to see if the CFast treatment is right for you on 01 6790625, and to avail of a free assessment in our city centre clinic.

Easter Treats & Sugar

With Easter fast approaching on Sunday 20th April, we thought that we would take the opportunity to highlight the common oral health problem of tooth decay. Simply put, tooth decay is a disease, and is caused when plaque attaches itself to your teeth, and starts to breakdown the vulnerable tooth surface. Plaque contains acid producing bacteria which is fed by sugary food and drink sources.

Therefore, before indulging this Easter, it might be worth taking a look at the nutritional information on the side of the box, so you don’t end up visiting the dentist, sooner than you wish!


Cadbury Creme Egg (40g in weight)
– 20 – 25 grams of sugar


Cadbury Medium Easter Egg (150 – 160g in weight)
– 50 – 60 grams of sugar


Cadbury Large Easter Egg (200g+ in weight)
– 90 – 110 grams of sugar

Just to put it in perspective for you – 4 grams of sugar equals approximately 1 teaspoon.

Happy Easter!

Note: We have sourced all of this information from the manufacturers own websites along with a reputable retailer

Dental Treatment and Facial Aesthetics Prices at Pearl Dental, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Here at Pearl, we are not shy about displaying our prices, (see list below), or being upfront about the costs of a course of dental or facial aesthetic treatment, and are ALWAYS prepared to give you a breakdown of all costs involved in your treatment plan before you begin. In addition, we often offer special discounts on certain treatments for a period of time, and also reduce costs for multiple treatments in a single visit. In an increasingly cost conscious environment, we aim to be as competitive as possible, whilst still retaining the extremely high standards to which we work, and the high end materials and laboratories that we use to ensure maximum longevity from all of our work. We also offer a guarantee on almost every treatment that we undertake- proof that we aim for the highest standard of dental care achievable. We don’t believe that you can compromise on quality where dental care is concerned, and as such are not prepared to cut corners or standards just to reduce costs.

Call us now on 01 679 0625 for appointments, or email us at

Dental Treatment Price List   (effective 1st January 2011)

Fees must be paid at each visit. If this will present a problem, please discuss with the Dentist or Assistant before treatment begins.



€ 80.00 – € 100.00 Examination, Scale and Polish
€ 70.00* Hygienist Session (30 mins)
€ 10.00 X- Rays ( per film )
€ 90.00 – € 125.00Extraction ( complex extraction extra )
€ 90.00 – € 160.00 Amalgam (silver) fillings
€ 90.00 – € 170.00 Anterior composite ( white ) fillings
€ 110.00 – € 230.00 Posterior composite ( white ) fillings

Tooth Bleaching /Whitening

€ 150.00 (Full mouth night tray bleaching)
€ 179.00* ( 1 hour Zoom bleaching inc. home kit )

Root canal treatment

€ 350.00 – € 550.00( 1 root canal )
€ 450.00 – € 650.00 ( 2 root canals )
€ 500.00 – € 850.00 ( 3 or more canals )

These fees do not include restoration of the tooth after root treatment.
We generally advise crowning a back tooth after root canal treatment.

€ 350.00 – € 650.00 Veneers
€ 500.00 – € 975.00 Crowns
From € 1100.00 Maryland Bridge

Other bridges as per quotation after full assessment

€ 450.00 – € 600.00 Dentures – partial upper or lower acrylic
€ 950.00 – € 1200.00 partial upper or lower chrome
€ 550.00 – € 700.00 full upper or lower
€ 975.00 – € 1100.00 full upper and lower
€ 100.00 Sportsguard
From € 250.00 Facial aesthetics (Line and Wrinkle injections)
From € 250.00 Dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Teosyal, Radiesse)

GP/ Medical/ Treatment Suite to rent, Dublin 2

As part of our ongoin quest to increase our services for our clients, we here at Pearl Treatment Centre, Nassau St, Dublin 2, now have a suite of rooms available to rent. This comprises 2 treatment rooms, waiting area, shower cubicle, possible reception space, and use of our receptionist services if required.

This would be an ideal opportunity for establishing a high profile city centre medical practice alongside our dental practice, and with access to our current client base, gives an opportunity for rapid development and promotion of any new venture.

The rooms would also suit a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Chropodist or other  practitioner, and can be rented individually if required.

With high ceilings, recent renovation, and simple decor, and with hot/cold water supplies to both treatment rooms, this is a ready to go opportunity.

Rent will be from €1500 per month for the entire suite, and covers rates, water, electricity etc, with rates negotiable for single room rental or part time use. Reception services can be included for an additional fee.

For more details, call Paul on 083 345 3004, or email:

Dental Surgery available to rent on sessional basis, Pearl Dental, Dublin 2

Here at Pearl Dental, Dublin 2, we have a fully fitted and serviced dental surgery available to rent on a sessional basis. Rates are negotiable depending on support services required.

The practice was designed and fitted in 2007, and is a stylish, contemporary, city centre dental practice, with a co-located beauty salon on site. Situated opposite Trinity College, the practice is accessible via all types of public transport, and close to city centre car parking.

The practice was originally located on Dame Street, and began operating around 20 years ago as a single surgery practice. We now operate from 3 surgeries, and are continually looking for ways to increase the services we may offer to our patients.

For more information, or to arrange a viewing of the practice, please contact Paul on 083 345 3004, or via e-mail at

Emergency Dental care in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

We here at Charlotte Street Family Dental Practice take our responsibilities in relation to emergency dental care very seriously. We always try to offer sameday appointments for dental emergencies, be they patients of our practice, another practice, or casual patients with no regular dentist. Out of normal working hours, Paul Redbond, Principal Dentist in Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2 , and one of our dentists in Newbridge, has an emergency number to allow dental emergency patients to access advice on how to deal with the situation. All of our dentists are trained to deal with any dental emergency that may present itself, and generally we have 2 or 3 dentists available at any one time if second opinions are required for complex cases. As we are able to offer a comprehensive range of dental solutions, we can offer advice on how best to proceed in the longterm with any problem tooth that requires treatment. We can also provide immediate quotes on the full cost of any treatment plan recommended, such that any patients can make appropriate decisions as to which option is most appropriate to them before any treatment is undertaken.

For emergency, or routine appointments, call us on 045 431 676, or check our website for more information on our services, and details for Pearl Dental, Dublin 2

Dental Hygienist Services at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

A Dental Hygienist visit keeps teeth in tip-top shape

Probably the most undervalued and abused member of the dental team, both by dentists and patients, Dental Hygienists have a hard life, as many dentists use them as a depository for all the patients and work they don’t want themselves, and many patients don’t quite understand their role when they’re sent to see them.

In our world here at Pearl Dental, Dublin 2, our hygienist, Joann, is considered a vital part of our dental team, and helps maintain optimum oral health for our patients, as well as ensuring that complex restorations are cleaned and maintained as they should be, for maximum lifespan. One of the most important tasks that a dental hygienist undertakes is the treatment of gum disease and the maintenance of the gum health thereafter. If you have bleeding gums, or find that your dentist spends only a couple of minutes cleaning your teeth at your check-up visit, it’s probably time to see the hygienist to find out what a properly clean mouth feeels like.

That smile needs care. Your hygienist is the ideal person to provide it.

If you want a clean, healthy mouth, perfect oral hygiene, and immaculately kissable breath, a hygienist should become one of your best friends, as she will be able to advise you on the most appropriate oral hygiene techniques for your mouth, will clean your teeth more diligently, and more thoroughly than the majority of dentists, and should take a personal interest in you becoming a paragon of oral health. She is generally able to treat the majority of cases of gum disease, and you can see her as often as you wish to maintain that perfect smile, without having to see the dentist every time.

Also, check this post for more information on gum disease:

If you get into knots with floss, drink mouthwash as an aperitif, and use interdental brushes to clean your ears, you need a visit to the hygienist ASAP!

Visit the hygienist to learn the best hygiene techniques for your mouth

Our hygienist, Joann, is available Wednesdays and Fridays in our studio on Nassau Street, and will gently, but thoroughly, clean and polish your mouth, and coax you into better oral hygiene habits. She is also appreciated by us dentists too, as she can clean a mouth better than any of us are able!

Pearl Dental Services available in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Those of you who have read through the dental postings on this site will be aware that Pearl Dental Practice, Dublin 2 offers a comprehensive range of dental procedures to a a very demanding standard. What you may be less aware of is the fact that Paul Redbond, the Principal dentist behind the Pearl venture, also practices in a surgery in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, and is able to offer the same dental procedures and standards here as in the main practice in Dublin.

Be it veneers, bleaching, dental implants, aesthetic white fillings, crowns, root canal treatment, smile design or more, the full Pearl service can be found on Charlotte Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Facial aesthetics treatments are now also available, so say goodbye to those lines and wrinkles with a course of dermal fillers, or muscle relaxing injections to smooth the forehead.

For appointments, call 045 431 676, or use the e-mail contact form on the main Pearl site- Please note that Paul is only available in Newbridge on Wednesday and Thursday each week, and to ensure that you see the correct dentist, you will need to request that your appointment be specifically with Paul Redbond himself, as many of the advanced procedures are not available from the other dentists in the practice, who are not associated with Pearl.

For photos of some of the procedures available, view other posts on this site, particularly the before and after section, and for more information, contact either of the practices, or see the main site for prices and a full list of pr0cedures.

Root Canal Treatment at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Root canal treatment has long inspired fear and dread in all who hear the words, but here at Pearl Dental, Dubin 2, we don’t believe it should be that way. Prices for RCT start from €450 for simple, routine, single rooted teeth, and reach around €850 for the most complex multi-rooted back teeth. These fees are tax deductable at 20%, and can also be reduced if you are qualified under your PRSI contributions.

All of our dentists are trained in the latest techniques:

  • for anaesthesia before root canal treatment
  • for effective isolation of the tooth during root canal treatment, to ensure optimum sterilisation of the root canals
  • for efficient and rapid cleaning of the root canals 
  • in effective methods of sealing the canals afterwards.

The procedure is quite time consuming, as effective sterilising of root canals takes patience, care and advanced techniques, but the procedure should be ENTIRELY painless, should only need to be undertaken once, assuming that optimum techniques are used, and enables an otherwise doomed tooth to be saved for the longterm.

Root canal treatment is not cheap, due to the time and materials used to undertake the procedure effectively, and if you do require a root canal treatment, use this checklist to see if your dentist is anywhere near up to speed. Remember, a failed root treatment can often lead to loss of the tooth, so you want to ensure that the chances of success are maximised, as follows:

  1. Rubber dam (see other posts on this site for white fillings, ( which shows photos of a rubber dam in place). This is essential in ensuring a sterile environment, and eliminating any leakage of chemicals into the mouth during the procedure.
  2. Magnification. Almost every specialist in root canal therapy will insist that root canal treatment can never be undertaken effectively without magnification to enable maximum visualisation of the root canal system. This is imperative in ensuring that every canal is located and cleaned effectively. We regularly find ourselves undertaking retreatment of a tooth that has previously been root treated elsewhere due to the fact that a canal had been missed. Retreatment is expensive, and you don’t want the job done twice!
  3. Nickel Titanium Files. All of the most recent developments in RCT revolve around the use of these types of specialist files, which make for faster and more accurate cleaning of the canals.
  4. Thermal Filling Materials. It is generally accepted that thermally packed fillers are the most effective method of sealing root canals.
  5. Tooth Seal after RCT. For almost all back teeth, it is recommended that a crown be placed after RCT to strengthen and protect the tooth, which can become brittle after RCT. Your dentist should advise you of this before the procedure begins, as the crown may be more expensive than the RCT, and you should be aware of all the costs before you begin.

The basic procedure for RCT can be found below, and for more information, see our main site, call us on 01 679 0625, or e-mail us at

Zoom Tooth Bleaching/ Tooth Whitening special offer at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Whiter teeth for less at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2, with our Special offer of Zoom Whitening for just €179, available now. Includes take home trays for a perfect finish, and easy whitening top-ups. Zoom bleaching is the most popular tooth whitening technique used in many makeover TV shows, and is favoured by many of the leading cosmetic and celebrity dentists worldwide.

We have a variety of tooth whitening techniques available, and the treatments are available in our dental clinics in Nassau Street, Dublin 2, 01 679 0625, and on Charlotte Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, 045 431 676.

Take home bleaching as a standalone treatment is also available for the reduced price of €150.

All whitening procedures are carried out by our dental professionals, ensuring that we achieve optimum results for every patient. Advice also available on other dental cosmetic procedures, including white fillings, veneers, and more.

For more information, call 01 679 0625, or see our main website

Also, review our other bleaching/ whitening posts within this blog for advice before whitening.