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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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The Perils of Sugar

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were right when the sang the 80’s anthem White Lines ( Don’t Do It)    “A million magic crystals, painted pure and white A multi-million dollars, almost overnight And if you get hooked, baby, it’s nobody else’s fault, So don’t do it” Of...
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Smart Dentistry

Despite this poor man’s best efforts, no-one had guessed it was the capitol of Thailand yet!!!! BUT IT DID GET ME THINKING OF ASPECTS OF DENTISTRY If a patient attended casualty with a broken leg and history of having hit it with a mallet, the break would be pinned, or placed in...
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