Cleaning & Whitening

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Cleaning

The mouth is an area that’s completely different from the entire body, and it takes quite a beating from the food we eat and the talking we do all day long. And this unique environment requires special care.

Teeth cleanings remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. This buildup is for the most part natural But too much buildup leads to gum disease.

Gum disease is when your body’s immune system is responding to this tartar buildup with inflamed and bleeding gums. The immune system response is successful at killing off invaders like infection and flu bugs, but at a cost: like a war, there are innocent bystanders that get slaughtered. As gum disease progresses, so does the destruction to your bone and tissues in your mouth.

Your immune system is meant only to fight off infection for a short period of time — chronic activation of the immune system means it can get worn out and it won’t be as strong to fight off an illness. Chronic activation of the immune system can lead to diseases in the rest of your body.

 

Whitening

Many Products on the market claim to give you 'Pearly Whites', however there is still nothing on the market that whitens teeth as much and as quickly as the traditional gel and mouth shield. 

The initial cost is between €350-€400 as it includes getting a molding of your teeth done and the first whitening kit.

How Does Tray Teeth Whitening Work?

A whitening gel is placed in a tray that fits over your teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel, carbamide peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and bleaches the colored substances. The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth is made lighter and whiter. Fillings, Crowns, and Bonding will not lighten.

The fit of the tray is critical to success of treatment. Impressions are made by your dentist. Accurate models of your teeth are obtained from which custom fitting whitening trays can be made. We all want that Hollywood smile, and our results are amazing.

 

Dental Hygienist

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Dental hygienists work closely with the dentist to give advice and care in the area of oral health. They are particularly concerned with gum health and preventative measures to ensure great oral health. 

Your hygienist will offer instructions for your oral care based on the results of your dental exam. Improvements to your daily routine and regular visits for a scale and polish can prevent signs of decay and gum disease. It can also make a big difference to your oral hygiene and dental health. Your dental hygienist is a valuable resource and can provide targeted and specific dental hygiene treatment, tailored to you and your family. 
Photo by qrochkin/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by qrochkin/iStock / Getty Images

Siobhan Kelleher - Dental Hygienist

 

 

If  you require a cleaning or would like to get your teeth polished, we highly recommend booking an appointment with our dental hygienist Siobhan. 

Siobhan is an expert in oral health and will design a customised home care program for you so you can keep your mouth healthy for life. She often does workshops and talks on gum health and teaching children how to properly brush their teeth. 

Appointments are available from both Carrigaline and Glanmire. Siobhan will give you a fantastic service leaving your mouth sparkling. 

To make an appointment with Siobhan just call the location of your choice below to book over the phone. Alternatively pop us an email or fill out the form on our contact page.