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Orthodontics- a brief introductory guide

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry which specialises in the treatment of teeth and jaw alignment. The technical term for these problems is malocclusion (literally meaning “bad bite”). These alignment problems are treated with the use of corrective appliances, such as braces. With the primary aim being to bring the teeth and jaws into correct [...]

By |Sep 29 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back-to-school lunch tips to help prevent tooth decay

With endless costs; new uniforms, new shoes, schoolbooks etc, the last thing you want to think about for the back to school season is packing lunches. However, you must remember that the most common chronic childhood disease is tooth decay and, hundreds of school hours are lost yearly due to dental-related illnesses. That’s why it [...]

By |Sep 2 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dental Fillings- what are they and why do I need them?

Fillings are used to restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function and shape. When we give you a filling, we will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill it with a filling material. Fillings close off spaces where bacteria can enter, helping to prevent further decay. [...]

By |Aug 26 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are dental implants the right choice for me?

There are several different methods dental professionals use to replace missing teeth, for example: Dental implants Dentures Dental bridges Today we are going to talk about dental implants and their benefits to the patient. What follows is a list of questions you should ask if you are considering dental implants: Do I want a natural-looking [...]

By |Aug 19 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teeth cleaning – why scaling & polishing is vital

Professional teeth cleaning is often referred to as ‘Prophylaxis’ (or prophy for short). It is a Greek word meaning “to prevent beforehand” (i.e. prevention of  gum disease). Generally, this procedure is known as a “Scale & Polish.” Teeth cleaning involves removing plaque (a soft, sticky layer of bacteria, food & saliva) and hardened tartar (also [...]

By |Jul 22 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dental Emergencies

What follows is a list of common dental emergencies and what must be done when one occurs. These basic tips can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Broken teeth can be repaired in a variety of ways, depending on how much tooth structure is involved and whether or not the tooth’s nerve has [...]

By |Jul 1 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FYI: tooth decay prevention

What is tooth decay? Tooth decay is caused by the loss of minerals like calcium and phosphate from your tooth surface (also referred to as “demineralisation”). Demineralisation is a result of acids produced by the bacteria on tooth surfaces attacking your tooth enamel. Cavities are caused by prolonged demineralisation. An early sign of demineralisation may [...]

By |Jun 10 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stress and your Oral Health

At this time of year with college exams ongoing and leaving and junior cert exams just around the corner, you or your children will be all too familiar with stress, and how it can affect your energy levels, your sleep patterns and your mood. Oftentimes though, you may not be aware of how this stress [...]

By |May 20 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A guide to sensitive teeth

What causes sensitivity? Dentine tubules can become exposed due to gum recession or through enamel erosion which is caused by excess intake of acidic foods and fizzy drinks. This leaves the nerve in the center of the tooth exposed leading to sensitive teeth. The nerve can then be aggravated by hot, cold or sweet foods [...]

By |May 13 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Invisalign Teen

(Courtesy of Invisalign.ie) What is Invisalign teen? Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions that come with metal braces. Rather than wires and brackets, Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth. Your teen simply wears them over their [...]

By |May 6 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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