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Women’s Oral Health – Factors to Keep Your Smile Healthy for Life

Woman's Oral Health

Can women’s oral health be affected by the changes in hormone levels? We all know that women’s bodies can require special care. Hormone fluctuations not only affect a woman’s overall health, but can also affect oral health, making it more important than ever to…

Piercing: A Fad With Real Risks to Dental Health

Piercing

Don’t be tongue-tied if you think you want it pierced. Ask questions and know the risks before you (or your child) venture out for any form of oral piercing. Tongue, cheek and lip piercing may not be as cool — or as safe —…

Dental visits while you are pregnant

Pregnant

Dental experts recommend visiting a dentist for a checkup if you are planning to become pregnant or as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Your dentist can assess your oral health and determine how frequently you need to be seen during your pregnancy in…

Mouthguards: Sports Can be Hard on Teeth

Mouthguard

Winning or losing in sports should not include losing one’s teeth in the process. The National Youth Sports Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries reports, “dental injuries are the most common type of oral facial injuries sustained during participation in sports.” The lifetime…

What is your advice regarding breastfeeding and having dental work done involving amalgam silver fillings?

Pregnant

The scientific advice regarding silver amalgam fillings is that they are perfectly safe and offer many advantages over other types of fillings because of their lower cost, easy placement and durability. However, as in all things in life, it is wise to use precautions…

My two year old daughter drinks a lot of orange squash. Will this damage her teeth?

Juice drinks damage teeth

Try to wean her off this as soon as you can and replace it with ordinary tap water. The orange squash is potentially harmful in two respects. It is usually heavily sweetened, so bacteria in plaque can metabolise acid and over time infiltrate the…

I suffer from a recurring mouth ulcer on the tip of my tongue which generally lasts approximately two weeks. Is this normal?

Ulcer

A recurring mouth ulcer should always be followed up and investigated further, initially by your own dentist and sometimes by your own doctor and if necessary by an expert in oral medicine. A reassuring aspect of your ulcer is that it appears to heal;…

DeCare Dental & ARB to Expand Access to Dental Insurance Access for Irish Consumers

ARB

November 2014: DeCare Dental Insurance continued its market development strategy this month by partnering with ARB, a leading Wholesale Insurance Provider in Ireland. Representing over 350 brokers nationwide, ARB will provide significant access to Irish consumers, who can now avail of DeCare Dental’s Healthy…

Mayo Under 21 Team Plan to Keep Smiling – With mouth guards sponsored by DeCare Dental

Mayo GAA

(Claremorris, 5 March 2014): In a recent survey commission by DeCare Dental Insurance, half of all people (48%), stated that a good smile and healthy teeth is the very first thing that they notice about a person. Luckily, the Mayo Under 21 team should…

48% of people have not visited their dentist in the past year, highlighting need for focus on dental hygiene

Alan Quinlan

DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland releases research in to Ireland’s dental habits to celebrate the launch of ‘Healthy Smiles’ and ‘TeamCare’ (Dublin, 19 November 2013):  New research conducted by DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland shows that 48% of people in Ireland have not visited their dentist…

Healthy Smiles Checklist

Child Brushing

By teaching your child how to look after their teeth and by setting a good example with your own oral health, you can help your child develop and maintain a healthy attitude to oral health that will serve a lifetime…