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September 20, 2019

Human teeth are pretty normal. We have two sets of sixteen teeth, made up of 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars, 8 molars and 4 wisdom teeth (unless yours have been removed). All of our teeth are relatively similar shapes and sizes, and fit fairly well in our jaws- but...

September 3, 2019

It seems that every year, researchers discover new links between poor oral health and other, seemingly unrelated diseases. Scientists are finding that tooth decay and gum disease could be indicative of illnesses that affect the whole body, and now a new study has shown...

August 22, 2019

Over 5500 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia, an unknown bright spark, fed up with having yellowed and rotting teeth, decided to invent the world’s first toothbrush. This was little more than a twig with a frayed end used to brush the teeth, but little did he know that t...

August 9, 2019

Now that summer is well and truly behind us, and everyone is back at their desks, we thought we’d take the time to highlight a new study which seeks to explain our nation’s obsession with sugar. We’ve all heard a plethora of news stories about how children are the wors...

July 25, 2019

In today’s blog, we hope to explain the links between sugar and poor oral health. We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth, but not many of us know exactly how sugar affects our oral health- something which will be explained in this blog. 

Bacteria and Sugars 

Your mo...

July 18, 2019

The modern world can be a disheartening place to live in. The rise of social media and photoshop means that everyday people are losing confidence over their appearance, as all they see when they log in to Facebook or Instagram are multitudes of pictures and selfies sho...

July 11, 2019

As we get older, our bodies quite often don’t work like they did when we were much younger. It's an unfortunate fact of life that elderly people are more prone to conditions which can negatively affect every part of the body, and sadly this is true for oral health as w...

July 4, 2019

Our teeth are amazing. Not only is tooth enamel the hardest substance in the body (even stronger than bone!), they have evolved over millions of years to be the perfect tools for breaking down our food into more manageable and digestible chunks. Teeth are also a stagge...

Today is Dog Friendly Ireland Day organised by the Dogs Trust and launched by Marissa Carter , and whilst we may not treat four legged patients here in Mount Oval, we thought that it would make you aware that good oral health is essential for more than us humans.

If you...

April 27, 2017

Recent figures have revealed that thousands of children per year are having rotten teeth extracted in hospitals across Ireland and doctors have even christened the trend “the costly scourge of sugar”.

Many of the children involved had such advanced decay that they could...

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