Category: News

“You can’t change the direction of the wind but you can adjust your sails”

The World Health Organisation is encouraging people to seek information from legitimate sources only. They state we need to connect safely with those who are isolated, and to curb exposure to news that makes them anxious or distressed. The sudden and near constant stream of news reports about COVID19 can cause anyone to feel worried. Get the facts not the rumours and misinformation. Facts can help to ease anxiety and aid in the promotion of positive mental health. Facts minimise fear.

Jumping for Joy – DeCare receive the Ibec KeepWell Mark

DeCare has been awarded Ibec’s KeepWell Mark accreditation. The team is honoured to receive this accreditation and committed to ongoing collaboration in all areas of workplace wellbeing, as DeCare strives for excellence There is a great deal of energy and focus throughout the organisation creating a culture of wellbeing.

Mouth, Head and Neck Cancer

Oral Cancer

Over 700 cases of mouth cancer are detected in Ireland each year. About half of all mouth cancers are diagnosed at an early stage. Earlier diagnosis results in easier treatment, better outcomes and a higher quality of life after treatment.

Do you have a sweet tooth?

We all like to indulge once in a while, but sugar can do more damage to our Oral Health.
Do you have a sweet tooth? 5 facts you should know….

“Healthy” foods you didn’t know were filled with sugar

“Healthy” foods you didn’t know were filled with sugar.
Eating too much sugar is really bad for your health.
Many people are now trying to minimize their sugar intake, but it’s easy to underestimate how much you’re actually consuming.
One of the reasons is that many foods contain hidden sugars, including some foods that you wouldn’t even consider to be sweet.

Hidden Sugar Content in Food

Good dental health like good general health relies on having healthy eating habits. Our teeth can be affected as much by our diet, as by not brushing our teeth regularly. Modern diets can be high in sugar, fats and salt, impacting both on general and oral health.

DeCare Oral Health Seminar in Direct Provision

DeCare Dental, Ireland’s only dedicated dental insurance, oral health and wellness company, based in Claremorris, Co. Mayo has been one of the founding members of the Open Doors Initiative and has been involved in a number of initiatives to provide opportunities into the workplace including employment opportunities and educational seminars for those people most in need in Irish society.

New Year..New Toothbrush

Sometimes, as we start a new year, a new decade, there is pressure put on us all to set new goals and challenges for the year ahead. If you are already feeling the stress of where to begin for some of those goals, a simple place to start can be looking at your health. Ask yourself what small changes I can make every day to bring about a positive change in my health. A healthier diet swap, thirty minutes walking throughout my day or something that is often overlooked like changing that toothbrush or planning that dental visit for the year ahead.

Healthy Teeth…. Healthy Children

It is important for your child to get a good start in life. In order to learn new things, your child needs to feel healthy and strong. Preventing tooth decay will help your child’s progress and promote good overall health.

World Diabetes Day 2019

In the wake of World Diabetes Day, taking place on Thursday, November 14th 2019, DeCare Dental takes a look at how Diabetes and Oral Health are connected and the importance of looking after your oral health in order to prevent further diabetic complications. Statistics suggest that, by 2020, Ireland will have 233,000 people over 20 years old with diabetes. This is corresponding to a prevalence rate in the population rate of over 7.5%