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The bottom of my top two teeth seem to be becoming see-through. Is there anything I can do?

Dental Erosion

You may have dental erosion (tooth surface loss TSL). If so, this condition should be carefully monitored by your dentist. The first and most important consideration is to get an accurate diagnosis and recording of the extent of the condition. The next consideration is…

When is the best time to visit the dentist for a check up and clean during pregnancy?

Pregnant

Ideally you should visit the dentist for a check up if you are planning to become pregnant or as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Your dentist will be able to assess your oral health status and plan any dental visits you…

My three year old daughter grinds her teeth while sleeping. Is there anything I can do or do I need to take her to the dentist?

Grinding Teeth

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a common habit in young children and usually disappears on its own as children grow older. The two peak periods for bruxism are when the baby teeth arrive and again when the permanent teeth begin to come in at five…

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!

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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