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The HPV Vaccine

HPV HPV stands for ‘human papillomavirus, which is a group of more than 100 viruses. Around 40 types of HPV can infect the genital tract of both men and women, and over 75% of people in Ireland don’t understand what HPV is. We’re here to help.. The HPV virus is very common, around 80% of people will be infected with the virus at some stage in their lives. Research shows that almost every sex...
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Mouth, Head and Neck Cancer

September 15th is Mouth, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Day. Do you know the signs? Over 700 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. Mouth Head and Neck Cancer is a diverse group of squamous cell cancers ...
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Mouth, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Day 15th September 2021

Do you know the signs? Over 700 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. Mouth Head and Neck Cancer is a diverse group of squamous cell cancers that affect the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx. Overall, it ...
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Common dental related questions

How frequently should I visit a dentist? The majority of the population who have average risk for tooth decay, gum disease and mouth cancer should visit a dentist once a year. However, if you have above average risk you may need to visit a dentist more frequently. The following are examples of factors leading to a higher risk category: If you consume sugars frequently, you may develop too...
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White spots are appearing on my teeth from wearing braces – HELP!

Watch out for those white spots on your teeth when wearing your braces! A common experience for those who are wearing braces is for white spots to develop on the teeth while wearing braces. These spots are usually more visible on front teeth but on closer inspection they can also be observed on back teeth. They are usually chalky white in colour and contrast with the normal creamy white colou...
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Do’s & don’ts after oral surgery

What is Oral Surgery? Oral Surgery is a term used to describe operations performed in your mouth by a dentist or by a specialist dentist called an Oral Surgeon. Very complex mouth head and neck operations are carried out in a hospital by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Most minor oral surgery procedures take place in the confines of a dental practice, but for some, this may occur in a day ...
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Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is the term used to describe anxiety, fear or stress associated with a dental setting. Being nervous or even scared to visit the dentist can result in delaying or avoiding dental treatment. It can be associated with certain triggers such as needles, drills or the dental setting in general. Dental anxiety is very common (some studies suggest up to 24% of the world’s population...
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The Impacts on your Oral Health while you “Work from Home”.

The WFH (Working from Home) lifestyle has very much taken a hold on many of us here in Ireland for the past 11 months and having such easy access to a fridge and a cupboard full of treats not only affects your waistline, but ‘constant snacking’ can also increase your risk of tooth decay. The general consensus is, the food that we snack on more than likely tends to be high in carbohydrates...
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Sense or Sensitivity?

Sensitive teeth or ‘dentine hypersensitivity’ is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered in dental practice worldwide. It can have a significant negative impact on the quality of life of people if it is not self managed properly or else treated appropriately by a dental professional. What is Dentine hypersensitivity (DH)? It is a short sharp pain from exposed dentine. It o...
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Striving for happy, healthier lives.

Companies must continue to recognise the importance of mental health in 2021. With 2020’s global pandemic, workplace wellness saw many challenges. Companies and organisations had to move and adapt quickly to form a remote support network and wellness adapted to an online format to support staff’s overall mental health and wellbeing. Mental health and the stigma around mental health was...
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