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My 3 year old son fell and banged his mouth and his front tooth has turned grey. Will he lose the tooth? Will it affect his permanent teeth?

Children's Teeth

There is no need to worry; your son will probably lose his front baby tooth at around six years of age, just before the permanent front tooth comes into the mouth. The grey colour is the result of some bleeding that has occurred into…

I am pregnant and my gums bleed every time I brush. Is there anything I should be doing?

Brushing

There is no need to be concerned at this increased tendency for your gums to bleed when you are pregnant. It is caused by the elevated hormone levels in your blood that you get when you are pregnant. It makes your gums more sensitive…

I had a wisdom tooth extracted yesterday. It is still bleeding and clotting. Is this normal?

Wisdom Teeth

Apply a mouth pack (available from your local pharmacy) to the wound and bite on it for a half hour to an hour. A small amount of bleeding is not harmful. However, losing a large amount of blood is not normal and may require…

Are You The Sensitive Type?

Sensitivity of teeth, DS (dentine sensitivity) or more recently DH (dentine hypersensitivity), is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered in dental practice worldwide. It can have a significant negative impact on the quality of life of affected persons if not managed and…

Eat for your Teeth

Food

Good dental health, like good general health, depends on having healthy eating habits. This includes having an adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D for healthy bone and healthy tooth development. Our teeth can be affected as much by our diet as by not…

Tooth Whitening – Latest craze or here to stay?

Teeth Whitening

There has been a surge of interest in and demand for Tooth Whitening by the general public in Ireland over the last number of years. This interest has been driven to a large extent by images portrayed in the media of celebrities displaying bright…

Healthy Smiles plans explained!

Date

Want to save money on your dental bills and are thinking of getting Dental Insurance? Watch our short video on our Healthy Smiles Plans or go to http://www.decaredental.ie

TeamCare corporate Dental Plans

Corporate

TeamCare by DeCare is a dedicated corporate dental insurance service, designed specifically for companies and their teams. It combines a comprehensive range of dental insurance products with a customised oral health program, that will ensure that your team gets the very best from their…

My nine year old daughter has yellow stains and discolouration on some of her teeth, especially her top two. Is there anything I can do?

Girl brushing her teeth

If you can, try to find out from your dentist what is the cause of your daughter’s tooth discoloration. If the stains are extrinsic (on the outside of the tooth), perhaps they can be removed by having a dental cleaning from the dentist or…

Is it true, you shouldn’t brush your teeth immediately after drinking coffee?

Coffee

Yes, it is true. However, the problem is not with the coffee itself. It is the milk and sugar in the coffee which can be metabolised by bacteria in your mouth into acid.The acid causes the outside layer of enamel (hard white material on the…