Author: Paul Melody

  • How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

    October 20, 2023

    Booking a biannual checkup is routine for most people. However, many others struggle when it comes to scheduling an appointment with their dentist. Putting off going to the dentist is only going to lead to complications later in life. But how often should you go to the dentist? If you’ve never had your teeth and […]

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    What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?

    September 20, 2023

    During any trip to the dentist, a dental hygienist will be one of the many people you interact with as part of your visit. You’re probably asking yourself, ‘what does a dental hygienist do?’ if you’ve never scheduled a one-on-one appointment before. Rather than serving solely in a support role, hygienists play a crucial part […]

  • PRSI Dental Entitlements Guide 2023

    August 22, 2023

    If you pay social insurance contributions in Ireland, you probably qualify for PRSI dental entitlements. These entitlements, as part of the Treatment Benefit Scheme, enable you to access routine dental care annually as well as minimise the cost of services like scaling and polishing. Despite millions of Irish taxpayers qualifying for PRSI dental care, not […]

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    All You Need To Know About Braces: 2023 Guide

    July 25, 2023

    Tired of seeing misaligned teeth every time you look in the mirror? As well as being a confidence killer, crooked teeth can lead to all manner of dental problems. Chewing can become an issue, while a misaligned smile can place excess strain on the jaw muscles, making throbbing headaches a daily occurrence. The good news […]

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    Invisalign Prices At Bandon Dental – 2023 Update

    June 17, 2023

    Have you got crooked or overcrowded teeth that you would like to fix? Back in the early 2000s, braces would have been the only option people had. However, nowadays, braces aren’t the most practical or comfortable option. Thanks to clear orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, we have a new solution. Offering a more flexible approach to […]

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    What is a Scale and Polish?

    May 29, 2023

    What is a scale and polish, and why do you need one? If you want to prevent gum disease, you’ll need to address the problems of plaque and poor oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day and flossing regularly go a long way towards good oral health. It’s important to prevent plaque from accumulating around the […]

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    How Long Do Crowns Last?

    April 22, 2023

    At Bandon Dental, we are often asked, “How long do crowns last?”. For patients suffering from heavily damaged or decayed teeth, dental crowns are generally the last restorative solution available to them.  Although crowns might not be suitable for every patient, they can be an effective way of extending the lifespan of a damaged tooth, […]