Category: Oral Health Tips

The Wisdom on Wisdom Teeth

Teeth by Numbers

Wisdom teeth are no different than other teeth, except that they are the last ones to grow into the mouth.   Some people do not grow any wisdom teeth. Healthy and properly positioned wisdom teeth can be as useful as other teeth. However, they can…

Caring for your Child’s Teeth

Child's Teeth

Why boiled tap water should be used to make up infant formula Use boiled tap water when making up infant formula. This will ensure the baby teeth are exposed to tiny amounts of fluoride as soon as they erupt. Bottled waters should not be…

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…