Healthy Gums for a Healthy Heart

The European Federation of Periodontology has come together with the World Heart Federation to create awareness around the impact periodontal disease can have on your heart. This campaign is promoting healthy gums for a healthy heart. There is a lot of information out there about this very important topic, so we thought we would summarise …

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Link between Gum Disease and Cancer

A recent US study has shown a clear link between gum disease and cancer.

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Causes of Bad Breath

According to the HSE, 50% of people have persistent bad breath. You may not have noticed it before, however, with more and more people wearing face masks during Covid-19, it might be more noticeable to you now. To eliminate bad breath, it is important to understanding the cause of your bad breath, as there are …

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Keeping your teeth in good health during Covid-19

Don’t brush too hard While it may feel like the right thing to do to ensure you are removing all plaque and food particles from your teeth, you may actually be doing damage to your teeth and gums. A gentle circular movement will be more than enough to remove food particles and plaque build up …

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How medications affect your oral health

When we think of the factors that affect our oral hygiene we often consider food, how often you brush your teeth, and whether you floss or not. However, we rarely take into account how medications affect your oral health. If you are currently taking any medication, it is really important to talk to your dentist …

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Gum Disease Treatment

How to treat Gum Disease? Home Care If you are seeing the early signs of gum disease (gingivitis), we recommend seeing your dentist for some professional advice. Gingivitis can be reversed if caught in time. There are some steps you can take at home that may be able to reduce the problems you are facing. …

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Electric vs Manual Toothbrushes

Pros and Cons of an Electric Toothbrush Pros ✔️ There is a higher compliance rate with electric toothbrushes. This is usually due to the timer feature on an electric toothbrush, which tells you how long you have been brushing for. The optimum time for brushing your teeth is 2 minutes. Ease of use – electric …

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6 Common Oral Hygiene Mistakes Revealed

Not Brushing your Teeth Long Enough You may think you are brushing your teeth for a long period of time. However, have you actually timed it? The correct length of time you should spend brushing your teeth is two minutes. You will be surprised at how long this feels, but is essential to clean all …

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Smoking and Periodontal Disease

What is the connection between smoking and periodontal disease? Smoking is widely known to have an adverse effect on your general health. When we think of smoking and its impact on your health, we usually think of lung cancer. However, smoking also has a part to play in several diseases of the mouth. Let’s look …

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