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HOW CAN DIABETES EFFECT MY ORAL HEALTH

Uncontrolled diabetes where the level of sugar circulating in the blood is higher than normal, causes damage throughout the body including the mouth. Too much glucose in your blood from diabetes can cause pain, infection and other problems in your mouth including, dry mouth, burning mouth, oral thrush and periodontal (gum) disease. A person is three times more likely to develop severe gum di...
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HOW CAN DIABETES EFFECT MY ORAL HEALTH

Uncontrolled diabetes where the level of sugar circulating in the blood is higher than normal, causes damage throughout the body including the mouth. Too much glucose in your blood from diabetes can cause pain, infection and other problems in your mouth including, dry mouth, burning mouth, oral thrush and periodontal (gum) disease. A person is three times more likely to develop severe gum di...
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Be Toothpaste Savvy!

Toothpaste which contains fluoride is an important tool in fighting tooth decay, but do you know how much (if any) to use? It depends on the age of your child. Firstly use an adult fluoride toothpaste containing at least 1200 parts per million. For children less than 2 years start cleaning with a piece of gauze or a soft brush with water. Bring your child to the dentist before first bir...
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How to avoid waiting room jitters.

If you are prone to some nerves before seeing the dentist, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a real issue for an estimated 180,000 Irish Adults. Whatever the reason, the jittery feeling keeps many people from receiving even routine dental care. There are several ways to overcome these fears and make your dental visit a very manageable and pleasant experience. Here are some tips to help you c...
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Mouth Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Day 21st September 2016

Facts about Mouth Head and Neck Cancer in Ireland Today Over 400 cases of Mouth Head and Neck Cancer diagnosed every year in Ireland. 300 of these cases are Mouth Oral cancers. 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. Places Head and Neck Cancer Effects The Main Risk Factors...
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Dental Turbulence ahead for High Fliers

Air Cabin Crew including pilots, flight attendants as well as frequent fliers should all consider investing more in their oral health to ensure more pain free flight hours. With the number of air passengers, flight attendants, airline pilots, military pilots and leisure pilots continuing to grow each year, dentists around the world are encountering increasing numbers of their patients who are exp...
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Wellness Services by DeCare Dental

Wellness from DeCare offers a range of general health and dental wellness services to multiple clients. These services are designed for a whole variety of settings including workplace settings of the small, medium and large ranges and school settings. We also provide oral health training and consulting for healthcare settings including nursing homes , hospitals, hospices and other caring organizat...
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DeCare Welcomes Leading Chinese Dental Public Health Expert to Ireland.

Professor Xiaojuan Zeng with DeCare Chief Dental Officer, Dr. Ger Gavin. Professor Xiaojuan Zeng a leading dental public health expert from China recently visited and toured DeCare Dental Insurance headquarters in Claremorris, County Mayo and DeCare European headquarters in Dublin.  Professor Zeng was invited by DeCare Chief Dental Officer, Dr. Ger Gavin to see how aspects of oral heal...
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Tooth Tips for Children 0-7 years

To learn new things, your child needs to feel healthy and strong. Cavities or tooth decay in children can be painful and uncomfortable, which can stop them from doing their best when learning at home or at school. Preventing tooth decay will help your child’s progress and promote good overall health. 0-6 months Clean mouth with warm water and piece of gauze (no teeth present) 6 months t...
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Oral Health tips for Easter

With Easter upon us, the temptation of chocolate eggs, bunnies and sweets are all around us. Our oral health team here at DeCare have come up with some top tips to keep you smiling through the holidays! Did you know in 2011 Ireland spent a staggering €23 million on Easter eggs (Irish Examiner 23 April 2011) that's a lot of chocolate! Brush Twice a day for two minutes a day with fluoride to...
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