Hygienist

Hygienist An estimated 75% of Irish people suffer from some form of periodontal disease or gum disease. The mouth can be a major source of chronic release of bacteria into the bloodstream,…

Smoking

Smoking rates in Ireland are down from 29% in 2004 to 17% today. I often struggle to understand why our media feed is dominated by depressing stories: this is really great news.…

Cold Sores

Cold Sores A cold sore is a small, painful, blistered area. They usually happen where the lip joins the surrounding skin. The blisters are painful and dry up to make a yellow…

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist An estimated 75% of Irish people suffer from some form of periodontal disease or gum disease. The mouth can be a major source of chronic release of bacteria into the…

Toothpaste

Which toothpaste should you use? The basic answer is that most of the popular toothpastes are very similar. Fluoride is the key ingredient, which strengthens the enamel and helps remineralise areas damaged…

Chewing gum and your teeth.

It can help prevent tooth decay, as long as you choose a sugarless gum.  Acid  forms in your mouth after eating food or drinking sugary drinks. This acid would otherwise attack the tooth…

Toothbrushing

TOOTHBRUSHING This is a very easy thing to do yet we are all busy rushing around that we tend to miss the same surfaces all the time. Top tip! SLOW DOWN It…