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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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Back to School time already …Relax DeCare has you covered …

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… First things first let’s get that lunchbox right … Eating healthy lunches and snacks. In your child’s lunchbox/schoolbag, include grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt or fruit. Cut back on sugary foods and sweets, biscuits an...
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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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Teeth by Numbers

Have you ever noticed when your dentist or hygienist examines your teeth that a lot of numbers seem to fly around? That’s because Dentists use a variety of numbering systems to identify teeth in our mouth. Today, the F.D.I. (Federation Dentaire International) system is being increasingly adopted worldwide. In this system, the permanent teeth are given two numbers, the first number indicating...
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Adult Teeth Explained

Our second set of permanent teeth are often referred to as adult teeth and usually being to appear when a child is six to seven years of age. At five to twelve years of age the maxillary arch and the mandibular arch enlarge and grow. The permanent teeth begin to exert pressure on the primary teeth and the primary teeth begin to shed or fall out. During this stage, the child has some primary tee...
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Baby Teeth Explained

Every individual develops two sets of teeth during the first 21 years of life. The first set begins to appear at approximately six months of age and are called primary teeth. They are often referred to as baby or milk teeth. There are 20 primary teeth in the mouth. Normally, all twenty teeth erupt by the time a child is two years old. The first ones to erupt, at approximately six and a half mon...
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