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This is Ruby who is nine. She came in to see us last week and I noticed her nail polish. She told me that the white nails were to match her good teeth and the purple one was to match the bad one.
I'm glad to be able to report that she has five white nails now!
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5 STAR REVIEW
Colin and staff are amazing! Would recommend to everyone and especially people that are nervous about having anything done. 2 fillings down and few more to go but I know I'm in great hands and have gotten over the fear of the dentist thanks to these guys!! Elaine
Thanks for the review Elaine, we really appreciate it!
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Dental implants

Durable, long-lasting and natural in their appearance, dental implants are often the best way of replacing missing teeth. At Balbriggan Dental Clinic implants are fitted by our specialist oral surgeon, Dr Eimear McHugh. Eimear is based in our Swords practice: www.swords-dental.ie, but much of the work can be done with us here in Balbriggan.
The procedure involves fitting an implant which is usually made of titanium, into the bone of the jaw. It is important that we have enough bone in the area and that this bone is of good quality. If this is not the case, we can perform a procedure called bone augmentation, to help build up the bone levels prior to the implant procedure.
We then allow time for the bone to heal and grow in around the implant. The implant can now hold a single false tooth called an implant crown in place. This is generally the best way of replacing a missing tooth. Implants can also be used to hold multiple false teeth (an implant bridge) or to fix a full denture in place. An implant supported denture has advantages over a standard denture in that it can greatly increase the biting force. Also it won’t cover the roof of the mouth in the way that a traditional denture would.
Procedure time will depend on how many implants you’re having. It’s possible to have several implants fitted in the same procedure.
Dental implants are usually fitted under local anaesthesia. If you’re feeling nervous about the procedure we can arrange for you to have some sedation. Both nitrous oxide and intravenous sedation options are available.
If you’re interested in making an appointment to discuss implants or for an implant assessment give us a call on
01 6903464.
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5 Star review from Dympna for Dr Lyndsey McTavish:
I am an extremely nervous patient, so when I heard that Balbriggan Dental Clinic were now offering sedation for nervous patients, I booked an appointment for a consultation and then for treatment. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I had all the treatment done in one session, I felt so reassured from start to finish and the care and treatment was first class. I never thought I'd say this, but I will be back when the need arises, knowing that I can have my treatment with sedation. Brilliant! And thank you !!
Many thanks Dympna! If anyone is interested in having a consultation for a sedation appointment you can give us a call on 01 6903464.
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The toothfairy has moved in to Balbriggan Dental Clinic!
Dr Lyndsey McTavish has started our nitrous oxide childrens' clinic today.
If you're interested in making an assessment appointment for a child or a grown up give us a call on 6903464.
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Balbriggan Dental Clinic are pleased to say that we are now offering patients the option of intravenous sedation.
This can be helpful if you are anxious or nervous about your dental treatment, or if you need a large amount of work done. A sedative drug is given in a vein in your arm to make you completely relaxed at the beginning of your appointment. You often have little memory of the procedure afterwards. Intravenous sedation is safe, effective and suitable for most healthy patients. If you are interested in having a chat about this option, give us a ring on 016903464 to arrange an assessment visit.
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Best of luck to our patient Derek Mahon from the Naul in his quest to climb the world's seven highest peaks. Is feidir linn!
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Free Check-ups For Primary School Kids in July at
Balbriggan Dental Clinic.

We've been doing lots of kids check-ups recently and this promotion will run until the end of the month if anyone else is looking to book an appointment.

Simply like our page and contact us at:
Tel 01 6903464 www.balbriggandental.ie
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Nationwide was in Balbriggan recently. The programme was a great advert for the town with sections on the Shop Front Scheme, John O'Leary, Ardgillan, Bremore Castle and the Mens' Shed. Well worth a look.

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Is Chocolate Bad For Your Teeth?

The answer is maybe not as bad as you might think. Studies have suggested that eating chocolate on a daily basis over years can actually improve your overall brain function. The The Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study was conducted observing 968 participants over an 18-year period and the results indicated higher scores on various cognition tests in participants who consumed chocolate on a daily basis. Having said that the devil is in the detail...

Milk chocolate, such as Cadburys, is probably one of the most popular and widely consumed types of chocolate. Unfortunately, it contains more sugar than dark chocolate. It is made from a combination of cocoa, powdered milk, and sugar. The breakdown is usually 20-30% real cocoa, with the balance consisting of sugar and powdered milk. The higher sugar content that is contained in milk chocolate can cause tooth decay more so than dark, raw, or organic chocolate.

Dark chocolate is by far the better choice when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and cavity free. There are some studies that even suggest that it can actually inhibit cavity formation. Chocolate is made up of over 300 compounds and is a highly complex substance. Dark chocolate contains polyphenols. These chemicals can help fight the overgrowth of bacteria and other organisms in the mouth. They can neutralise organisms that cause bad breath and they can prevent some sugars form turning into acid, which can break down the enamel of your teeth and cause tooth decay and cavities.



Dark chocolate contains Flavonoids which have been shown to slow tooth decay. Dark chocolate also contains antioxidants. These are beneficial to overall health in many ways but when it comes to oral health, having higher levels in your saliva helps fight gum disease. It is made up of around 70% cocoa and only 30% powdered milk and sugar. This drastically reduces the negative effect that it could have on tooth enamel when compared to milk chocolate.

When we consume sugar, bacteria in the mouth break it down and produce acid which attacks the tooth enamel. However, decay can be prevented by cutting down on your sugar intake, watching what types of foods you eat, both sweet and savory, and ensuring that you are brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis. It also helps to visit your dentist two times per year to identify oral problems early and remove plaque and tartar buildup.

As with everything in life remember that moderation is the key!

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