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Teeth and Treats at Halloween in Dublin

Given that Halloween is just around the corner we thought it would be interesting to discuss the large consumption of sugary treats coming up in 2 weeks and how to take care of your teeth. We have children of our own and enjoy Halloween as much as everyone else, but suggest the following tips and advice:

Everything in moderation
If your child consumes one sugary treat during a regular day, just because its Halloween does not mean that a whole evening consuming treats is a good idea.
Suggestion: When your child returns from collecting treats, ask them to pick 3/4 things from their stash to eat, and the rest can be consumed at another time.

Avoid hard lollies and chewy sweets
Hard lollies that a person keeps in their mouth for a long period of time, cause the most damage to teeth. The fact that the sugar is consistently coming off the product and attacking teeth makes them a treat to avoid. Additionally, I can’t tell you the amount of times a patient has come into the practice where a filling, or a piece of tooth has actually come off due to a sticky chewy sweet.
Suggestion: Remove some of these types of treats from your child’s stash to reduce the damage to teeth.

Recycle some treats
In many cases a number of trips are made out to visit houses in the neighbourhood to collect treats, and in most cases people do not have a limitless quantity of treats to distribute.
Suggestion: Give back out some of the treats your kids receive. This reduces their sugary intake and makes you the most popular house in the local area.

Make sure to floss and brush before bed
Its probably one of the most important evenings to ensure you floss and brush your teeth properly before bed.

Happy Halloween from all the team here in Pearl Dental. If you have any dental problems or would like to discuss your dental health, please do not hesitate to contact us here on 01 6790625 or email: reception@pearltreatments.ie

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What is Root Canal Treatment?

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Root Canal Treatment, also known as Endodontics is the treatment of an infection in the middle of a tooth. This infection occurs when bacteria that live in the mouth gain access to the tooth through a cavity (hole in the tooth), a damaged filling or when a trauma happens. The bacteria attack the pulp, which is the soft tissue of nerves and blood vessels that keep the tooth alive.

Once this infection takes place the patient will experience symptoms such as painful gums, and in more serious cases dental abscess causing a swelling of the face. Therefore it is imperative that the patient receives treatment as soon as possible, either in the form of a tooth extraction or Root Canal Treatment to prevent the bacteria spreading any further in the mouth.

Root Canal Treatment is very straightforward and is carried out under local anaesthetic to ensure the comfort of the patient. As per our diagram above the process involves 3 steps:

1. Gain access to the affected area of the tooth
2. Remove infected pulp using a special dental instrument
3. Fill the area with a sealant and then cover with a filling or a crown to seal the tooth.

At Pearl Dental we have significant experience with Root Canal Treatment having provided it to several patients over the years, you can be assured that if you require this treatment you are in the best possible hands.

If you have any questions regarding Root Canal Treatment please feel free to contact the clinic and we will be happy to clarify any queries for you. You can call us on 01 6790625 or email reception@pearltreatments.ie

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 reception@pearltreatments.ie.

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.

Price

Treatment

€ 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)

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!

Tip of the week 6- Start Young!

Childrens teeth are vitally important for many reasons, and need particular care and attention. Habits formed as children tend to become life habits, and letting your child’s baby teeth decay will often be followed by decay in the permanent teeth that follow, as the causes of the problem are generally habits that begin as young children. Get things right at the start, and it will set them up for life!

See http://www.dentist.ie for basic information on keeping those baby teeth pearlywhites…

Tip of the Week 2

Brush that tongue to banish that pong…

Probably the most neglected part of most people’s oral hygiene routine, tongue brushing or scraping is the single most effective way to improve halitosis ( bad breath ).

The best technique is carried out in front of a mirror, and involves pulling out the tongue, by holding tight with a clean handkerchief, and then scrubbing away the white/ yellow/ brown coating which can then be seen towards the back of the tongue. It won’t all disappear with one scrub, but this should be a daily routine- you wouldn’t believe how many bugs live back there!

There are specialist kits for tongue cleaning, which include scrapers, mouthwashes, toothpastes etc, and these can be purchased from good pharmacies or from our studio on Nassau Street.