ROOT CANAL TREATMENT Root canal treatment, otherwise known as an endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth. The main objective of a root canal procedure is to save the tooth that is infected or inflamed. The causes of inflammation or infection could be [...]
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Orthodontics: We offer braces at White Smile Dental We believe there should be no charge to talk to us about dental braces, crowns, veneers and bridgework - so it's free! Just book an appointment and come for a chat with our orthodontist - specialist dentist. All options will be laid out for you and [...]
Your mouth is a window into what goes into the rest of your body. Good oral hygiene is more than a healthy smile or keeping your breath fresh and minty. Good oral hygiene is a mouth that looks and smells healthy. This means that your teeth are clean and free of debris, your gums [...]
WHY SHOULD YOU FLOSS YOUR TEETH? There has been a lot of speculation about the effectiveness of flossing. Bottom line: keep doing it! A lack of evidence does not imply a lack of effectiveness. Why should you do it? There are a few good reasons. First food is trapped between your [...]
What are your teeth made of? A tooth basically has 3 layers; enamel, dentin, and pulp (the nerve of the tooth). The outer layer if the tooth (enamel) is the hardest substance in your body and mostly made of minerals. There are no blood vessels in the enamel (although your tooth is [...]
WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE AN ANNUAL EXAM? In 2000, three-quarters of dentists surveyed in New York were recommending six monthly check-ups. Here are White Smile we can provide your free annual check up, the most completive scale and clean in Ireland, and so much more. In our clinic we pride ourselves on having Irish [...]
WHY ELSE DO YOU BRUSH? We’ve covered a lot of oral hygiene. Most people know what happens if you don’t take care of you teeth – bad breath, tooth decay, the list goes on and on. Did you know that there are other effects of poor dental hygiene that are further [...]
FLOSSING! Why You Should Floss Flossing is an important part of your oral hygene routine. There are many ways to clean between your teeth. We’ll cover the important things: what to use, when to floss, and five easy steps to a brighter, healthier smile. What to Use When You Floss There [...]
WHAT DENTAL CLEANING CAN YOU DO? Prevent cavities That white gunk that builds up on your teeth is called plaque. It's the leading cause of tooth decay! This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, can lead to cavities. Plaque can be removed by brushing, flossing [...]
MOUTH RINSE What is mouth rinse? Mouthrinses refer to general, over the counter products that, when gargled in the mouth, control various oral health conditions; these conditions range from plaque/gingivitis suppression, enamel strengthening, and combatting halitosis. In its most basic from it is an antiseptic. The purpose is to kill bacteria that breakdown [...]