It is a short sharp pain from exposed dentine. It occurs in response to stimulation from cold, heat, touch, acids and osmotic changes and cannot be explained by any other dental defect or disease.
The WFH (Working from Home) lifestyle has very much taken a hold on many of us here in Ireland for the past 11 months and having such easy access to a fridge and a cupboard full of treats not only affects your waistline, but ‘constant snacking’ can also increase your risk of tooth decay.
A survey of children’s dental health in Ireland found nearly half of all children under age five have decay in their baby teeth. According to the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the earlier a child starts visiting the dentist for preventive visits the better the chance of avoiding dental problems.
The Christmas songs are playing, our houses are full of delicious food and you’re finally relaxing for a couple of weeks.. What could be better?
The last thing you want is to chip your tooth and need emergency dental care over the festive period! This season provides the perfect opportunity to indulge, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your oral health.
The World Health Organisation is encouraging people to seek information from legitimate sources only. They state we need to connect safely with those who are isolated, and to curb exposure to news that makes them anxious or distressed. The sudden and near constant stream of news reports about COVID19 can cause anyone to feel worried. Get the facts not the rumours and misinformation. Facts can help to ease anxiety and aid in the promotion of positive mental health. Facts minimise fear.
“Healthy” foods you didn’t know were filled with sugar.
Eating too much sugar is really bad for your health.
Many people are now trying to minimize their sugar intake, but it’s easy to underestimate how much you’re actually consuming.
One of the reasons is that many foods contain hidden sugars, including some foods that you wouldn’t even consider to be sweet.
Good dental health like good general health relies on having healthy eating habits. Our teeth can be affected as much by our diet, as by not brushing our teeth regularly. Modern diets can be high in sugar, fats and salt, impacting both on general and oral health.
Good nutrition is extremely important and plays a huge role in the health of children including their teeth. Fruit and vegetables are the best foods that your kids can consume, as they are low in sugar, have a high water content and are rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C which helps prevent bleeding gums. Calcium (Milk, Cheese etc…) contributes to bone strength and plays a part in making sure your child’s nerves and muscles function correctly. Calcium also re-mineralises the enamel on their teeth.
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As a parent, you are the most important role model for your child. Help your child develop proper brushing techniques by setting a good example with your own oral health…