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#Oral Health

# oral-health - Friday 19 July, 2019

Big Sugar and government neglect to blame for dental healthcare's 'state of crisis'

In Ireland, vulnerable people have more untreated dental disease, and poorer oral health-related quality of life than others.

# oral-health - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults

The Irish Dental Association says policy will be ‘catastrophic’ for adults and children in lower income areas.

# oral-health - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

# oral-health - Friday 7 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 things everyone dreads about the dentist Open Wide This post contains videos

# oral-health - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Dentists' body expresses concern over illegal teeth whitening

The Irish Dental Association says several businesses could be operating outside of European rules on peroxide content.

# oral-health - Monday 3 September, 2012

Coconut oil could combat tooth decay

Coconut oil treated with enzymes stops the growth of the bacteria that causes tooth decay – a problem which affects 60 per cent to 90 per cent of children in industrialised countries.

# oral-health - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Only one in five entitled people availed of free dental exams last year

Despite 3.3 million Irish adults being entitled to free dental check ups, fewer that 600,000 availed of the scheme last year.

# oral-health - Monday 23 April, 2012

Screening uncovered 12 cases of mouth cancer last year

The second annual Mouth Cancer Awareness Day screening saw 83 people referred for urgent examinations and uncovered mouth cancer in 12 individuals.