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Lasting Dentistry

K.I.S.S. No, Not the Eighties Glam Rockers, the Acronym representing Keep It Simple Stupid! Below are pictures of a patient’s front teeth. I am incredibly proud of this work which was carried out about 20 years ago when the patient was still a student and attended with severe...
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Sugar’s toxic facts

Ask any adult would they allow their child to drink a bottle of beer a day, and I am sure the answer would be 100% NO, but ask do they allow their child to drink fizzy, sports or energy drinks every day and the answer may not be quite so resoundingly no. However, shockingly, the...
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A Simple Hack For a Healthier Mouth

Tooth brushing is the cornerstone of hygiene for a healthy mouth. But do you rinse? All kinds of toothpaste hold a range of minerals and antibacterials to help repair your teeth and keep the gums healthy. But if you rinse with water after brushing your teeth, you wash away all...
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Albert Einstein, Cycling and the Art of Dentistry

Albert Einstein often stated, “any solution to a problem should be as simple as possible but no simpler”.  He would reject theories if he felt they were too complex or convoluted. Einstein was an enthusiastic cyclist and extolled the virtues of the humble bike, which he rightly...
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They’re GRRR-EAT

Say this phrase to anyone who grew up in 70’s-80’s and they will immediately think of Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger. Apparently Tony was telling fibs to us kids, it was far from great or good, it was unhealthy rubbish. As we start to head towards the start of a new school term I was...
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New Technology to provide Patient Benefits, Better Results in Less Time

As a private dental clinic, I receive no grants or money from the government.  All money used to pay myself, the staff, bills and investment in both equipment and education comes from the fees I collect from our patients. My clinic is not the most salubrious, it is clean and...
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Tooth Decay, The Lies We Tell Ourselves and Why Honesty Counts

As a dentist, and like every other dentist I hear the excuses “my mother/father had soft teeth, my sister/brother’s teeth are perfect and we ate the same foods” These are just some of the excuses passed for decay and unfortunately they don’t cut it. Tooth Decay will only occur...
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Using New Technology to save an Old Crown

For my 50th Birthday I avoided the trappings of a late mid-life crisis and decided to treat myself by refurbishing the surgery and ended up with one of the most technologically advanced surgeries in Ireland. More useful than a fancy car.  One of the items I decided to invest in,...
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Five Star Dental Treatment or the Even Better “Double A” Option

A patient attended our surgery in 2011 with a complaint of extreme sensitivity underneath an old crown. I was asked for a second opinion as a previous dentist had offered either to root fill the tooth and then place a post and new crown at a cost of £1200.00, or the Five Star...
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