Our dental hygiene service here at Rathfarnham orthodontics is top of the range, we follow the guidelines of the British Periodontal Society which ensure that all treatments have the latest scientific evidence base, and you are getting the best possible care. We individually tailor your treatment, depending on the level of care required, and we treat patients of all levels from those who have little to no disease to the more complex rapid cases. We will make the procedure as enjoyable as possible, and we aim to assist you to improve your home care (brushing, flossing) in a supportive manner. The aim is to motivate you to achieve healthy gums which will have a positive effect on your overall health. Gum disease (Periodontal disease) is a complex inflammatory disease which effects the supporting tissues of the teeth, most pertinently the bone which holds the tooth in place. As the disease progresses the bone which supports the tooth will disappear, the result is loose teeth, which can fall out over time. This is not a result anybody wants. More recently periodontal disease is being linked through scientific studies to many other diseases, diabetes has been found to have a two way link to periodontal disease and this means among other factors, that control of periodontal disease will aid in the vital reduction of sugar in the blood in patients with this disease. It is recommended that diabetes patients are regularly screened for periodontal disease. Cardiac disease has been found to have links with periodontal disease, and it was found that there may be a link between subsequent episodes and periodontal disease. It is recommended that patients who have previously experienced a cardiovascular episode or those who are deemed to be high risk attend regularly for periodontal checks. The bacteria which are present in periodontal disease have been found in the plaques on the arteries, which cause heart attacks and strokes, and these bacteria have even been found in brain plaques which are thought to be the cause of Alzheimers. In short it has never been more apparent that taking care of your gums will aid in your overall health. So call our receptionist Holly to make an appointment to see our hygienist Isobell.
Isobell Linnane - Hygienist
Our Dental hygienist Isobell Linnane has worked in the dental profession for over 20 years and gained various qualifications throughout her time as a dental professional. Isobell qualified with honours from University College Cork in 2004 and immediately took up a coveted position in Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, when in this position she tutored the dental hygiene students from Trinity College Dublin, lectured the student general nurses in paediatric oral care, and worked with many types of special needs children including cardiac, oncology and many more. During her time here she won a bursary from The Irish Society for Disability in Oral Health for an audit she conducted with a colleague and this allowed her to present at conferences in Sweden and Vienna. She has always been keen to motivate her patients to improve and maintain their oral health. Her compassionate approach to patient care reflects her belief "treating people and not just teeth" Her years treating children are evident in her gentle and caring approach. Isobell is passionate about her profession and is continually building on her knowledge and skillset. She is currently working towards completing a Masters in Dental Hygiene in University College London.
Really happy with all of the professional and gentle treatment I have received over the years form Isobell.Not only did she rescue all my teeth form severe gum disease, she also guided me back to the maintenance routines needed to keep them healthy for life (and not to mention, keep them sparkly white) Ann S (Dublin)
I found Isobell to be thorough, gentle and very informative, my gums have never been healthier, I look forward to my visits with Isobell. Edward K (Kildare)