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Irish dentists warn that a sugar tax is not a ‘quick fix’ for levels of tooth decay among children

Like many countries, Ireland has been trying to deal with a high level of tooth decay among children and experts have warned that simply adding a sugar tax to drinks and snacks is not simply going to improve the numbers overnight. The Irish Dental Association has said that this is not a ‘miraculous quick ...

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Irish dentists discuss sugar tax at conference

A sugar tax has been announced in the UK by British Chancellor George Osbourne and should take effect over the next two years; now the possibility of a similar tax has been raised in Ireland, in an attempt to curb rising rates of obesity and dental decay among children. The Irish Dental Association was ...

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Irish student claims fluoride in water has damaged his teeth

A student from Co. Cavan in Ireland has claimed that fluoride added to the water supply in the area has damaged his teeth, staining the enamel and causing it to wear away – a condition called fluorosis. 21-year-old Martin Cullen has said that he began to suffer with problems at the age of twelve; he ...

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Children in Ireland are waiting up to four years for orthodontic treatment

New research claims that parts of Ireland have waiting lists of up to four years for children who need orthodontic treatment. The Orthodontic Society of Ireland has suggested that there are not enough dentists to cope with the country-wide demand and the waiting lists are getting longer as a result. The estimated average waiting ...

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Consumers are unsure what constitutes a healthy snack

Research carried out in Ireland has revealed that a worrying number of people are not sure what sort of snack is really bad for their teeth; most of those asked were found to be unaware that cheese constitutes a healthy snack. Constant snacking on the wrong food and drinks can cause long term damage ...

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Irish patients travel from South to North for better prices on dental treatment

According to The Irish Times, people in the South of Ireland are travelling north to get a better price for their dental treatment; many dental practices are effectively private clinics within the National Health system and have a large list of patients, around 1,000 per surgeon. Due to extreme discrepancies in treatment prices, people are ...

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Tooth-whitening banned for under eighteens in Ireland

Tooth-whitening treatments that use peroxide to break down enamel stains are not allowed to be used on patients under the age of eighteen in Ireland, according to new rules from the EU. Fears have been growing recently that youngsters are damaging their teeth by undergoing this type of treatment in their teens. Although the ...

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Flossing and crunchy foods ‘may help teeth whitening’

Eating crunchy food and gargling water could both help people to achieve a dazzling smile.Many people may long to have a dazzling smile without visiting their dentist for a tooth whitening treatment and according to one publication, there are some things they can do to help them achieve this.Regular flossing can get ...

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Dentists ‘urge patients to sign up’

Dentists in Ireland are urging patients to sign up for treatments.Dentists in Donegal, Ireland, are urging patients to sign up for any treatments they require ahead of the new year.The Derry Journal reported budget cuts for free treatments by the Irish government come into effect on January 1st and as such, anyone ...

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2yr wait for kids dentists in Ireland

Children in County Longford, Ireland have to wait up to two years to see dentist, it has been revealed.Local newspaper the Longford Leader reported cutbacks in spending have led to growing waiting lists for children who need dental work in the county, a development which could see many having to resort to the ...

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