Smiles of the Week

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This patient was unhappy with the small gaps in her top (side) teeth.

Treatment: Tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding on the following teeth (Upper Left 2nd, Upper Left 3rd and Upper Right 2nd)

Duration of treatment: Tooth whitening for 2-3 weeks. Two weeks after whitening complete, x1 appointment for cosmetic bonding. Appointment time for bonding 1hr 30mins.

Cost of treatment: Tooth whitening €205, Cosmetic bonding €803

Result: While the patient had beautiful teeth to begin with, bonding helps close the gap subtly giving the teeth a more even finish.

Dentist: Dr. Helen Walsh

For more information on cosmetic bonding and to see more before and after pictures see here 

To book an appointment with Dr. Helen Walsh you can book online via our website or call us directly on T: 01 4542022 E: info@portobellodental.com

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This patient was unhappy with the colour of her teeth and wanted to have her two front teeth repaired.

Treatment: Tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding on the upper two front tooth.

Duration of treatment: Tooth whitening for two weeks. Two weeks after: 1 visit for cosmetic bonding. Appointment time for bonding 2hrs.

Cost of treatment: Tooth whitening €205, Cosmetic Bonding €682

Dentist: Dr. Nick Beirne

No local aesthetic needed for this treatment.

Results: Patients teeth are a very natural and beautiful shade of white, the cosmetic bonding literally transformed her two front teeth and as a result her smile.

For more information and before/after cosmetic bonding pictures see here.

To book an appointment with Dr. Beirne you can book online here or alternatively contact us on T: 01 4542022

 

 

 

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Patient unhappy with overlapping on front teeth
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After ortho treatment – massive difference in only a few months
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Massive smile from this patient – just in time for her wedding too!

 

Patient: Female in her late 20’s and obviously wanted her teeth to look better for her forthcoming wedding…..no pressure then at all….?

Treatment: Short term Orthodontics wit Dr Helen Walsh

Duration of treatment: 7 months approx.

Cost of treatment : € 2995, which includes a hygienist visit  and full mouth whitening after orthodontic treatment complete, as well as upper and lower fixed and removable retainers.

No re-touching of photos has been done.

 

 

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Patient: Lady, NM was understandably unhappy with the appearance of her upper right central incisor.

Treatment: Cosmetic bonding with Dr Helen Walsh

Cost: € 185

No re-touching of photgraphs has been done.

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Before ortho- patient unhappy with the gap in her front teeth

 

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After ortho – patient delighted with her new smile!

 

 

Patient : CK in her 20’s didn’t like the space between her 2 front teeth.

Treatment: Orthodontics done by Dr Helen Walsh.

Cost of treatment: € 2995 which included a hygienist appointment at the end of the orthodontic treatment, as well as upper and lower fixed and removable retainers.

No re-touching of photos has been done.

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Before image of patients teeth (after his bike accident)

 

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After 1 visit – cosmetic bonding provides fantastic results!


Patient: G in his 20’s fell and broke his front teeth

Treatment: Composite bonding done over one appointment with Dr Helen Walsh

Cost: € 390

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

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Pre & Post orthodontic treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patient: Female in her 20’s, obviously unhappy with her “snaggle tooth” on her top right hand side, her rotated canines (“eye teeth”) and crowded lower front teeth.

Treatment: Short term orthodontics with Dr Helen Walsh.

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Duration of treatment: exactly 6 months.

 

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Before & after smile- brilliant results in only 6 months!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of treatment: € 2995 which included hygienist visit and full mouth whitening after orthodontic treatment completed, upper and lower fixed and removable retainers.

 

No retouching of photos has been done–and our patient had not started the whitening process when these photos were taken.

To enquire about all our orthodontic options please contact us on T: 01 4542022 or book in for an exam and consult directly online here. 

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Patient: Male in his mid 20’s wasn’t thrilled with the gaps in his front teeth and also with the front two teeth overlapping

Treatment: Fixed Bracket Orthodontics with Dr Helen Walsh at Portobello Dental Clinic.

Cost: € 2995 including upper and lower fixed and removable retainers, as well as professional tooth whitening.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

For further information on the orthodontic treatment we provide see here. To book an appointment for an orthodontic assessment contact us on T: 01 4542022 or E: info@portobellodental.com

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Patient: Male, in his 20’s was unhappy with the appearance of his teeth

Treatment: Fixed Bracket Orthodontics with Dr Helen Walsh

Duration of treatment: 5 months

Cost: € 2995 including upper and lower fixed and removable retainers, as well as professional tooth whitening.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

For further information on our orthodontic treatments visit here. To book an appointment for an orthodontic assessment contact us on T: 01 4542022 or E: info@portobellodental.com

So you’ve just got your teeth cleaned and whitened by our wonderful hygienists- how do you keep them sparkling over the Christmas period we hear you ask… short answer – STAY AWAY FROM ACIDIC food and drink . (Sorry for shouting but it’s true!)

I don’t drink acidic drinks I hear you tut… well you would be surprised what drinks have high levels of acidy in them.

Firstly, let us explain what is wrong with acidy drinks? Acidy foods and drinks wear the enamel down and softens it so that it becomes even more vulnerable to staining. The colour in various beverages and some foods contain chromogens or pigmented molecules which stick to the enamel of our teeth.

Below is a list of the worst culprits.

TEA

Put the cuppa down. The tannins in tea, which are plant-based compounds easily adhere to teeth and causes staining.teaandcoffee2

For all the new age tea drinkers -switching to white tea isn’t much better as this has also been proved to erode the enamel and stain teeth.

COFFEE

Another big culprit on the teeth staining front. Thanks to its dark colour, which is high in chromogens, the acidic nature of our morning “go to” drink will gradually turn your teeth a not so lovey yellow colour.

RED and yes even WHITE WINE

You probably think that it’s just red wine that stains your teeth – which it does, but white wine is also a massive culprit. The deep red colour of red wine can stick to your teeth whilered-wine-vs-white-wine white wine is even more acidic, causing additional discolouration to the teeth.

SOFT/FIZZY DRINKS

Most people know that drinking sugary drinks can cause tooth decay, but fizzy drinks have a lot of acid in them which causes dental erosion. What about the no sugar fizzy drinks I hear you plead – although they contain no sugar, diet drinks usually cause about the same amount of dental erosion as regular sodas due to their acidity.

JUICES

Breakfast juices don’t offer much good news either for your teeth. Research has found that drinking orange juice decreases tooth enamel’s hardness by 84 percent, and markedly increased its roughness. And, further research has suggested that the acid in lemon and lime juice is almost as corrosive as battery acid.

So, what can you drink?!

We aren’t saying don’t consume any of the above we are just saying be mindful of said consumption.straw

If having a mixer, the better of the two evils are the sugar free ones. Consuming them with meals is also better than continuously sipping outside of mealtimes.

Drinking through a straw minimises contact with your teeth – just note we are not advocating you to drink your hot tea or coffee through a straw!

Eating a small bit of cheese helps neutralise the acid in your mouth and if you like milk- drink up- it’s not too bad.

Brushing and flossing will help keep your whites white for longer also.

And if all else fails – indulge in the above and enjoy your Christmas, our hygienists will always be here to get your teeth looking beautiful again in the new year!

Snack on cheese- it's good for your teeth!
Snack on cheese- it’s good for your teeth!

For more information on teeth whitening- see here.