Having good mental health is about feeling positive about ourselves and others, being able to form good relationships, and having the resilience to overcome challenges. Good mental health is characterized by a person’s ability to fulfil a number of key functions and activities, including the ability to learn, the ability to feel and express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions. It is also the ability to form and maintain good relationships with others
All this week, we are celebrating ‘National Women’s Health Week’ and it is important, especially during this current climate, to remind women and girls to look after themselves and keep as healthy and active as possible.
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.
Over 700 cases of mouth cancer are detected in Ireland each year. About half of all mouth cancers are diagnosed at an early stage. Earlier diagnosis results in easier treatment, better outcomes and a higher quality of life after treatment.
We all like to indulge once in a while, but sugar can do more damage to our Oral Health.
Do you have a sweet tooth? 5 facts you should know….
“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.
Your child at this stage may have the books and the school uniform for the new school year, but do they have a healthy mouth ready for the new school year…
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…