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ORAL CANCER – DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS?

Over 300 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. A regular checkup with your dentist should include an examination of the entire mouth for early detection of cancerous and precancerous conditions. You shoul...
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BRUSH THE SMART WAY – TECHNIQUES FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD

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. Techniques Brush at least twice a day with a pea-size amount of adult fluoride. Use a soft nylon bristle brush with a small compact head. Place the brush at a 45 degree angle to the tooth and use a gentle scrubbing ...
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DO YOU KNOW THE 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. Eat for your teeth! Adding sugar to our drinks is an obvious source of added sugar. However, a much larger source of added sugar i...
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ORAL HEALTH AND OUR DIET

To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, what you eat are important factors. Changes in your mouth start immediately after you eat certain foods i.e. sugars. Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars from the foods you eat into acids which attack the enamel on teeth, starting the decay process. The more often you eat and snack, the more frequently you are exposing your teeth to the cycle o...
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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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