Tag: Oral Health

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

Over 700 cases of Mouth, Head and Neck Cancer reported in Ireland every year.
Only half of Mouth Head and Neck Cancers are diagnosed at an early stage.
The earlier the detection the better the outcome & quality of life.

Do you have a sweet tooth?

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

“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.

Hidden Sugar Content in Food

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.

DeCare Oral Health Seminar in Direct Provision

DeCare Dental, Ireland’s only dedicated dental insurance, oral health and wellness company, based in Claremorris, Co. Mayo has been one of the founding members of the Open Doors Initiative and has been involved in a number of initiatives to provide opportunities into the workplace including employment opportunities and educational seminars for those people most in need in Irish society.

Healthy Teeth…. Healthy Children

It is important for your child to get a good start in life. In order to learn new things, your child needs to feel healthy and strong. Preventing tooth decay will help your child’s progress and promote good overall health.

World Diabetes Day 2019

In the wake of World Diabetes Day, taking place on Thursday, November 14th 2019, DeCare Dental takes a look at how Diabetes and Oral Health are connected and the importance of looking after your oral health in order to prevent further diabetic complications. Statistics suggest that, by 2020, Ireland will have 233,000 people over 20 years old with diabetes. This is corresponding to a prevalence rate in the population rate of over 7.5%

Oral Health during your Pregnancy journey.

Did you know that pregnancy and oral health are closely related? Your pregnancy journey can be a daunting one, but it is important to keep your oral health in check during your pregnancy. Dental experts recommend visiting your dentist for a check-up if you are planning to become pregnant or as soon as you find out that you are. Your dentist can then assess your oral health situation and decide how often you need to be seen during your pregnancy. It is important for you to not neglect your teeth and gums during pregnancy.

Keeping those scary smiles healthy!

Halloween is only two weeks away which means easy access for Children to a broad range of sugary treats.

World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2019

In one direction, the prospect of dental treatment can lead to anxiety and phobia. In the other, many psychiatric disorders, such as severe mental illness, affective disorders, and eating disorders, are associated with dental disease. These include dental erosion, tooth fracture, dental decay, and gum disease. Left untreated, dental diseases can lead to tooth loss so much so that people with severe mental illness have 2 and a half times the likelihood of losing all their teeth, compared with the general population.