Tag: teeth

Mouth Head and Neck Cancer

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.

Tips To Take Control Of Your Oral Health Today

There has never been a better time than now, to take control of your oral health destiny. In recent years, there has been veritable explosion in the easy availability of new technologies, devices and products that allow the average person to take control of their oral health. The pandemic has changed forever how we go about our daily lives and this applies just as much to how we look after our oral health.

“Mam, my Tooth Is Broken”

School’s out & summer is here which means your children are spending far more time outdoors playing sports and attending summer camps. With sport, unfortunately sometimes injuries are par for the course. Did you know that dental injuries are more common than you may think? Our DeCare experts are here to discuss the top three dental injuries and how to deal with them if they occur. 

Ask our experts – common dental questions

The majority of the population who have average risk for tooth decay, gum disease and mouth cancer should visit a dentist once a year. However, if you have above average risk you may need to visit a dentist more frequently.

Do’s & Don’ts after Oral surgery

Oral Surgery is a term used to describe operations performed in your mouth by a dentist or by a specialist dentist called an Oral Surgeon. Very complex mouth head and neck operations are carried out in a hospital by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Most minor oral surgery procedures take place in the confines of a dental practice, but for some, this may occur in a day care setting at a hospital.  

Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday 2021 takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16th, and is celebrated with stacks of pancakes/crepes drizzled in delicious sauces and toppings.

Sense or Sensitivity?

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.

Root Canal treatment

Root Canal

Why do I need a root canal? A root canal treatment becomes necessary when the soft tissue containing the nerve and blood vessels inside the pulp chamber of a tooth become irreversibly infected with bacteria. If untreated it may become painful and develop an… Continue Reading “Root Canal treatment”

Q – The bottom of my top two teeth seem to be becoming see-through. HELP!

Dental Erosion

You may have dental erosion (tooth surface loss). If so, this condition should be carefully monitored by your dentist. The first and most important consideration is to get an accurate diagnosis and recording of the extent of the condition. The next consideration is to accurately identify the probable cause so that remedial action can be taken immediately to prevent or minimize any further tooth surface loss (TSL).

Q – Should you brush your teeth immediately after drinking coffee?

Coffee

No you shouldn’t and it’s true what they say that you shouldn’t do it. However, the problem is not with the coffee itself. It is the milk and sugar in the coffee which can be metabolized by bacteria in your mouth into acid. The… Continue Reading “Q – Should you brush your teeth immediately after drinking coffee?”