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Clare dental prices among most expensive in Ireland

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Dental prices in Clare are among the most expensive in the country.

Fees charged in the county for dental consultations, in clinic teeth whitening, dentures and veneers are all above the national average.

Of these treatment areas, there has been an increase in cost nationally for teeth whitening (7.19%) and dental consultations (1.96%) since 2014. The price of teeth cleaning in the country has risen by 15% in four years.

In clinic teeth whitening costs €383.33 in Clare which is €100 more than the national average of €280.83. Similarly works on dentures full upper and lower is €830.00 compared to the average of €731.27.

Procedures for amalgams, metal filings, white filings, teeth cleaning, extractions, crowns and root canal treatment in the Banner County are more value for money as they fall below the national average.

Despite the varying high and low prices for different methods of treatment, none of the costs in Clare are either the most expensive or the cheapest.

Figures obtained by The Clare Echo in the 2018 Irish Dental Report show that 75% people in Ireland are very cost sensitive when it comes to their teeth. Kerry ranks as the dearest county to receive dental treatment with Monaghan the most inexpensive.

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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