I haven’t been to a dentist since I left School

A surprising number of Irish people haven’t been to a dentist for a very long time. Many don’t bother going for a check-up until they have a problem – or worse; they ignore the issue until it turns into a big, painful problem!

There are two main reasons that people don’t go to the dentist – one is fear, and the other is cost. At least one in four people are scared of going to the dentist, and at least one of every two people are worried about the cost. At Smile Store – Your Local Dental Specialists, we can assure you that there is nothing to be worried about – and we can certainly offer you excellent value on costs.

Why you should see a dentist regularly?

Our teeth really need regular care, and once you have a problem with one tooth, bacteria spreads to other teeth until you have a mouth full of pain and decay. The worse it gets, the more embarrassed people are, and the more painful the problem becomes. Putting off a visit to the dentist can cause the issue to worsen and it’s usually unbearable pain that finally drives people to the dentist, by which time they are in dire need of extensive work.

Fear of the dentist

For most people, a bad experience when they were younger may have instilled fear of the dentist or a memory of pain – dental care in Ireland was quite basic up to a couple of years ago, and many patients have had an unpleasant experience. Fear may have prevented you from seeing a dentist since you left school – but remember, there is no pain in modern dentistry. You will be pleasantly surprised that at Smile Store – Your Local Dental Specialists, we ensure the patient is comfortable at all times, and we even offer dental sedation for very nervous patients.

The staff at Smile Store – Your Local Dental Specialists is expert in helping patients who are in need of extensive dental care, and they are all very gentle, kind and understanding. You will get the normal pain-numbing anaesthetic for whatever dental work is being carried out, but extremely nervous patients may also opt for dental sedation, which is a ‘conscious sedation’; an injection with a very fine needle to deliver a medicine that will give you a very pleasant, dream-like state; taking away all your anxiety and worries.

What Would Make Me a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

  • If you have a high fear level
  • Past history of difficult dental procedures
  • Unpleasant childhood memory of dentistry
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Bad gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problem

Concerned about Costs?

Smile Store – Your Local Dental Specialists offer savings of up to 67% over treatments and procedures in Ireland, and as they are a high-volume practice they can provide patients with the very best value. Selecting Smile Store – The Dental Specialists is also less expensive than travelling abroad for extensive dental work, and patients can save up to 20% over the cost of going abroad for treatment, as they don’t have to factor in flights; accommodation; insurance; airport transfers; time taken off work or other additional expenses.

At Smile Store – Your Local Dental Specialists your treatment plan is developed in advance so patients can prioritise their procedures and their budget accordingly, taking the time they need to best suit their schedules and finances.


“[…] I most especially want to thank Dr Kadar for his humour on my first visit and for ignoring the previous advice of my local dentist and deciding to save my teeth rather than going for full implants, he was caring but funny and made me instantly trust the entire practice! He was also the first person to make me believe I could save nearly 4,000 over my local private practice!”

Paul – Luton

“Where do I start? For the first time in my life, I felt self conscious about my smile and it really bothered me. I contacted Smile Store, the dental specialists, the consultation began and soon after the process which was smooth from beginning to end and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The crowns and bridging have transformed my teeth to straight and white. Its only now that I can finally love my smile and honestly say that the Smile Store and in particular their customer care and Dr. Aniko’s expertise has transformed my life. Since getting my teeth done, it has given me a new outlook on life. It has made me more outgoing and confident. Thanks Smile Store! Elaine M.”

Elaine – Cork

“I would just like to say a huge huge thank you to Dr. Kadar and all the team at Smile Store for helping me to get the smile I have always wanted. I got two implants and didn’t feel a pinch from start to finish. I would highly recommend Smile Store to anyone looking for a great smile on a budget. I am travelling to Oz at the moment and I still have more work to get done when I come home but in total I will have saved €11,000 by dealing with Smile Store as opposed to an Irish Practice. Thank you Dr Kadar for your professionalism and friendliness.”

Jennifer – Cork

“Big thanks to everyone at Smile Store. I had a real fear about visiting the dentist but I couldn’t put it off any longer. I was embarrassed with by my teeth but Bence and the guys really put me at ease. Cant say thank you enough. It was cheaper than travelling, I saved a fortune… brilliant.”

Karl – Cork