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Unwrap a New Smile This Christmas

 

Your smile is one of the first things other people notice about you, and it’s how they arrive at a first impression. The thing is, their response to your smile is largely subconscious. So we ask, is your smile saying the right things about you? If it’s not, there’s never been a better time to reward yourself with a new smile! If you or a loved one needs a new smile, why not make that wish come true with Cosmetic Dentistry by top Ballsbridge Dentist Dr.David Keenan?
At Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge, we can transform your smile to ensure that it’s telling the world you’re smart, professional, vibrant, and always ready to make a great first impression. With a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments available, you can get the smile of your dreams.
The holiday season is upon us and you or someone you know may be wishing for a better, healthier and more beautiful smile. When the cameras flash and everyone says “smile”, don’t be ashamed to show your smile.
There can be no better gift to a loved one or to yourself than a healthy, beautiful smile.
A beautiful smile, created and crafted by Dr.Keenan, is more than a gift to yourself or someone else; it is a symbol of understanding what is best for a family member or a good friend or anyone who needs an oral health transformation. It is the transformation from a smile “one hides” to a smile one” shows with pride”!
The Appearance You Want, the Function You Need
Dr.Keenan delivers the highest quality of cosmetic dentistry at Pembroke Dental, allowing our patients to improve the way their smile looks and boost their self-confidence. Our cosmetic treatments look and feel like natural teeth. While your friends will notice your beautiful smile, they’ll never notice you’re undergoing treatment thanks to our conservative approach and timeframe. Dr.Keenan also offers:
Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your appearance. Most teeth will benefit from Teeth Whitening, which is a proven safe and effective way to brighten stained or discoloured teeth.
Direct Bonding
Direct Bonding is a very cost effective way to place a highly aesthetic white filling (composite) directly on the front surface of the tooth to improve its appearance dramatically in one visit.
Componeers
Componeers are specially manufactured, very thin shells that can be fixed to the front of the front teeth to conceal aesthetic imperfections. Componeers can be compared with an artificial fingernail and are placed in one visit

Porcelain Veneers
If your front teeth are stained, chipped, or misaligned, Porcelain Veneers will give you a good life-like appearance with minimum tooth adjustment. A veneer is a porcelain facing on the front of your teeth usually your top teeth, it is just like a false finger nail.
If you’ve always wanted a perfectly straight smile, to close the gap between your teeth or correct teeth that stick out without the social stigma of wearing fixed metal braces Pembroke Dental have the solution with Invisible Braces, Inman Aligners and Six Month Smiles.
If you’ve never thought of giving a gift such as this, why not consider the long term advantages? Oral health is one of the most important health factors overall for every adult. It has been studied and proven that a healthy mouth will aid in keeping the entire body healthy. Of course, that is if a person follows good personal oral health habits and maintains a healthy eating plan.
Other gifts bring a smile for a short time, but a new cosmetically-enhanced smile brings smiles for a lifetime. Gift vouchers are available for purchase to cater for any budget.

Tooth Whitening – Dublin Dentist

Don’t Wear Yellow on Your Wedding Day

The only things you want to be yellow on your wedding day are the things planned to be yellow – the flowers, the bridesmaid dresses, the linens. One thing you definitely don’t want to be yellow? Your smile!

When you’re the center of attention on the happiest day your life, and thousands of pictures are being snapped by the hour, the last thing you want to draw attention to is a dull, dingy smile. A professional whitening at Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge in Dublin 4 can help!

Teeth Whitening from Pembroke Dental is your best option to get the dazzling smile you want in the fastest time, with longest lasting results, and without any unwanted side effects. Dr. Keenan will work with you to determine the ideal solution to get your smile its best white.

While some of our patients may think it’s easier and cheaper to whiten their smiles using over-the-counter products, we’d like to encourage a visit to us before choosing a smile whitening system. Some smile whitening options can actually damage your smile and can even lead to pain. And we don’t want our patients to experience any damage or pain when they’re preparing for their big event!

Many over-the-counter teeth whitening kits have trays or strips that contain the whitening solution. However, since these trays are not custom fitted, the solution can leak onto gums and cause irritation. Additionally, some over-the-counter whiteners can cause tooth sensitivity, and are sometimes ineffective at giving you your desired results.

What does tooth whitening involve?

Take-home tooth whitening usually requires two visits.  At the first appointment in our D4 dental practice,  Dr. Keenan will take impressions (moulds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary.  The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.  It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit Dr. Keenan regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

Teeth whitening cannot be completed in one office visit.  For this reason, custom trays worn at home are the best way to whiten your teeth.  Whitening teeth depends only upon the strength of whitening gel used, and the time it is on your teeth.  The custom trays with a strong whitening gel, work well, are cost effective, and safe.

Tray wear works and works well but you have to be disciplined enough to wear the trays for about 2 weeks.

If you would like to discuss your tooth whiteneing options please contact us in our Dublin dentist practice today at 01 668 3242.

Six Month Smiles – D4 Dentist

six month smiles at D4 Dentist

Ready to restore your confidence in your smile? With Six Month Smiles, there is no need to cover your mouth when talking or laughing and no metal brackets to hide. Six Month Smiles is a new orthodontic system that uses gentle movement to achieve a straighter smile. The clear brackets  and tooth-coloured wire are barely visible.

Dr. Keenan has an avid interest in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry and also Smile Design and understands that many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective procedures could be too invasive or too expensive. Now, there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle. Traditional braces require 1-3 years of treatment time, no lengthy treatment with Six Month Smiles…overall treatment times average to be about 6 months! A revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought-Six Month Smiles utilizes specialized clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months.

Dr.Keenan is highly experienced in providing individuals with quick and comfortable orthodontic solutions to meet their teeth straightening needs.

An effective alternative to traditional orthodontic braces that takes 12 to 24 months, the Six Month Smiles brace system gives individuals beautiful smiles in as little as six months.

Pembroke Dental Balsbridge, D4 offers competitive prices and also a free whitening kit worth €245 for all Six Month Smiles patients.

Look and feel years younger!

Do you ever look in a mirror and wonder when the years started to catch-up with you? Well now you can take action.

At Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge, Dr David Keenan can offer a selection of non-invasive cosmetic treatments.

Our treatments are popular with both men and women and we always encourage a natural result which will make your face appear fresher and younger.

Wrinkle treatment (Upper face)

We offer anti-wrinkle injections which relax your facial muscles to reduce and soften lines and wrinkles. The areas Dr Keenan can treat with this technique include frown lines on your forehead and crow’s feet next to your eyes.

The results last for between 3-4 months.

If you want to look younger and soften those lines of aging book a consultation with Dr Keenan at Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge, D4, please call 01 668 3242.

Stroke

Recent research has suggested that gum disease in patients carries a potentially higher risk of having a stroke than diabetes and has almost the same impact as high blood pressure in causing them.

Whilst obesity and smoking are commonly associated with raising the risk of suffering a stroke, many people don’t know the risks associated with poor oral health. According to the International Dental Health Foundation ‘only one in six people realise that people with gum disease may have an increased risk of stroke’.

Basically, bacterial infections can cause the body to be at higher risk of developing a blood clot which in turn is what causes the higher risk of developing a stroke.

What can you do?

If preventing gum disease may lower your risk of having a stroke, isn’t it worth flossing and brushing regularly? You should also visit your dentist every six months for a full dental health check and a thorough cleaning of your teeth.

If you are experiencing any difficulties please contact us in our Dublin dentist practice today at 01 668 3242.

Sources

*Impacts of Periodontitis on Nonfatal Ischemic Stroke
*British Dental Health Foundation
*Dental Wellness Institute. “Gum Disease and Health Risks”. 2010

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