Category: Oral Health Tips

How to avoid waiting room jitters

Waiting room jitters

If you are prone to some nerves before seeing the dentist, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a real issue for an estimated 180,000 Irish Adults. Whatever the reason, the jittery feeling keeps many people from receiving even routine dental care…

Dental Turbulence ahead for High Fliers

Dental Turbulence

Air Cabin Crew including pilots, flight attendants as well as frequent fliers should all consider investing more in their oral health to ensure more pain free flight hours…

Teeth by Numbers


Have you ever noticed when your dentist or hygienist examines your teeth that a lot of numbers seem to fly around? That’s because Dentists use a variety of numbering systems to identify teeth in our mouth…

Adult Teeth Explained

Adult Teeth Explained

Our second set of permanent teeth are often referred to as adult teeth and usually being to appear when a child is six to seven years of age. At five to twelve years of age the maxillary arch and the mandibular arch enlarge and grow…

Baby Teeth Explained

Baby Teeth Explained

Every individual develops two sets of teeth during the first 21 years of life. The first set begins to appear at approximately six months of age and are called primary teeth…

Get to know your Teeth

Get to know your Teeth

We use them every day to bite, chew and eat. They brighten up our smiles and add definition to our faces. But when it comes to the crunch, how much do we actually know about our teeth…

Wellness Services by DeCare Dental


Wellness from DeCare offers a range of general health and dental wellness services to multiple clients. These services are designed for a whole variety of settings including workplace settings of the small, medium and large ranges and school settings. We also provide oral health training and consulting for healthcare settings including nursing homes , hospitals, hospices and other caring organisations…

DeCare Welcomes Leading Chinese Dental Public Health Expert to Ireland


Professor Xiaojuan Zeng a leading dental public health expert from China recently visited and toured DeCare Dental Insurance headquarters in Claremorris, County Mayo and DeCare European headquarters in Dublin…

Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids

Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids

What Causes Tooth Decay and Cavities? Early Childhood Caries (Dental Decay)? What is Tooth Erosion and What Causes it?

Oral Health tips for Easter


With Easter upon us, the temptation of chocolate eggs, bunnies and sweets are all around us. Our oral health team here at DeCare have come up with some top tips to keep you smiling through the holidays…