Why Are Routine Dental Checkups Important?

Why Are Routine Dental Checkups Important?

Why Are Routine Dental Checkups Important?

Routine dental checkups are important because not only do they give you the peace of mind that all is well in your mouth but also help nip any potential dental problems in the bud. Long term this not only reduces the need for longer more difficult dental procedures but will also help save you money on future dental treatments.

A regular 6 month cleaning is extremely important and often times we have patients on shorter recalls than 6 months. The health of your gums is as important as your actual teeth.

A Detailed Dental Hygiene Examination

A Detailed Dental Hygiene Examination

A Detailed Dental Hygiene Examination

Our dentists undertake a detailed examination of your dental health and hygiene status using a wide variety of advanced equipment and will discuss any potential issues with you.

We are happy to discuss any issues or concerns you may have, and will work closely with you to find the right solutions for your needs.

Our initial consultations are free, and then checkups thereafter are €40. This really isn't a lot if you contrast that to the cost of neglect.

Benefits of Routine Dental Checkups

Optimise Your Oral Health

Regular Visits Help Avoid Needing Large Treatments

Get Educated On How To Take Care Of Your Oral Health

Oral Cancer Examination Is Also Carried Out

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Protect Your Overall Health & Well Being

Avoid Future Complications

Keep Your Smile White And Bright!

About Dental Hygiene Checkups

  • Our Dental Hygiene Advice
  • Quality Dental Hygiene
  • Brushing Your Teeth
  • Teeth Replacement Options
Our Dental Hygiene Advice
Our Dental Hygiene Advice

Our Dental Hygiene Advice

We will explain the best way to take care of your teeth, including how to clean, floss, and use mouthwash effectively.

In the video in this panel, our very own hygienist, Ailbhe O'Sullivan explains how to floss your teeth correctly.

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Quality Dental Hygiene
Quality Dental Hygiene

Quality Dental Hygiene

Our hygienists use effective cleaning techniques that remove tartar and plaque, including scaling and polishing for both normal and sensitive teeth.

They pay particular attention to staining from tea, coffee, wine, and smoking. We can also offer gentle air abrasion of teeth to bring the colour up to their very whitest.

In addition, we will be able to advise you how to clean your teeth effectively, preventing any future dental complications.

In the video in this panel, Ailbhe O'Sullivan explains what a dental hygienist does in detail.

Brushing Your Teeth
Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing Your Teeth

Ailbhe advises that everybody brushes their teeth, twice a day for 2 minutes.

Preferably using soft bristles. This is because your less likely to do any damage to the gums with soft bristles.

You should use about a pea sized amount of toothpaste. 

The best technique to brush your teeth is called 'modified bass' technique. Ailbhe explains how this works in the video in this panel. 

Teeth Replacement Options
Teeth Replacement Options

Teeth Replacement Options

Sometimes teeth require a more in-depth treatment, especially if they are cracked, damaged, or missing entirely.

Our dentists offer a wide variety of tooth replacement options including dental implants, dental bridges or implant retained dentures.

We will work with you to restore your smile.

What Our Patients Say

For me really 3Dental has the complete package.

Being an actor and a singer, my smile is really important to me. 3Dental really has the complete package.

Liam O'Brian
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What Our Patients Say

The staff are what make the place.

The staff are what makes the place. It's a really nice, friendly atmosphere. And it's really clean. I'd highly recommend 3Dental to my friends. Come sooner. Don't put if off for so long. It's not worth the wait.

Tom Palmer
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What Our Patients Say

You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals.

You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals. They know what they're doing.

Breda Collins
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What Our Patients Say

I would highly recommend.

I never had one problem. I'm just so happy I came here. I tell everybody. All my family. My daughter comes here now. I've everybody coming over. They're fabulous; from the minute you walk in, from reception to the dentists to everybody. I would highly recommend.

Mary Littlewood
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It's fantastic! I'm going around with confidence and a smile when I talk to people.

I was looking at going abroad but everything is on my doorstep here. I wouldn't look back.

George Holden
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What Our Patients Say

10 years later, I'm still going to 3Dental

It's an enjoyment coming here to the dentist. It's a very laid back, very comfortable, very friendly and very fun place to attend.

Paul Fitzgerald
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What Our Patients Say

10 years later, I'm still going to 3Dental

It's an enjoyment coming here to the dentist. It's a very laid back, very comfortable, very friendly and very fun place to attend.

Paul Fitzgerald
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Commonly Asked Questions

How often should I see a dentist?

It is recommended to visit a dentist for a checkup every 6 months, and no less than once a year at a minimum.

This allows the dentist to identify any problems and prevent future problems from happening!

What happens at a dentist check up?

The dentist will do a detailed exam to make sure everything is ok with your teeth and the other structures in your mouth.

It is very important to maintain regular visits to the dentist to avoid major problems and to maintain your oral health.

How much does a dental check up cost?

At 3Dental, a general checkup is €40.

Is dental check ups covered by insurance?

It depends on the insurance policy you have. You will need to check with your insurance company. 

How long does a routine dental check-up appointment take?

A routine check-up is usually over within about 10 minutes. Usually, we will look at your teeth and gums to look for signs of decay or infection.

We often will take an x-ray or two to look more closely. It won’t hurt, and afterwards, the dentist will wait to talk to you about any treatment you may need.

Can bad teeth be fixed?

It’s our job as dentists to try to fix bad teeth. We always want to save teeth and usually we can.  We can repair decay (fillings), gum disease (hygiene), nerve damage (root canals) or crooked teeth (braces).

Sometimes a very broken down tooth is beyond repair. But in these cases after an extraction, we can often put in an implant.

Is dental teeth cleaning necessary?

Yes, it’s very important. Our hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. This not only makes your mouth feel fresher but helps prevent tooth decay and gum problems (periodontal disease) which can lead to tooth loss.

Normally, we recommend a cleaning twice a year.

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