Category: Oral Health Tips

Dental Sealants: Prevent Tooth Decay

What if you could prevent tooth decay from forming in your own or your children’s teeth and avoid having to endure the dentist drill? Preventing tooth decay before it appears can mean less pain and less money spent in the long run. Proper brushing…

Gingivitis – Why you should know what this word means.

Gingivitis

What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is a very common but mild form of gum disease that causes swelling of the gums. Mild gum disease occurs due to the presence of plaque in the mouth especially near the margin between the gum and the tooth. Plaque…

Diabetes and Oral Health – Advice and Tips

Diabetes

You are 3 times more likely to develop severe gum disease if you have type 2 diabetes Ireland will have 233,000 people over 20 years of age with diabetes by 2020 corresponding to a prevalence rate in the population of over 7.5%. Uncontrolled diabetes…

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…

Summertime and Sports Drinks Can Take a Toll on Teeth

Sports Drinks

People who are just trying to stay cool during the summer months or are active in summer sports are consuming lemonade and sports drinks at a considerable rate. High energy sports drinks are often used to rehydrate after exercising. Recent studies have found that…

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…

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…