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  • find out more about Will My Children Get Cosmetic Braces From The HSE? at Church Street Dental

    Will My Children Get Cosmetic Braces From The HSE?

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 10 Jul, 2019

                                                The HSE in Ireland covers orthodontic dental treatment for the severe end of the orthodontic treatment spectrum. They provide a stainless steel option which is an excellent functional brace and will complete the treatment to a very high standard. Aesthetic braces ( tooth coloured) are not provided by the HSE.  These cosmetic braces […]

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  • find out more about Why is Saliva Important at Church Street Dental

    Why is Saliva Important

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 13 Sep, 2018

    Why is saliva important? Saliva is 99% water and is secreted by the salivary glands. It contains lubricants that help fight infection as well as enzymes and proteins which help us digest our food. Healthy adults produce 3 pints of saliva a day. If for some reason the amount of saliva is reduced then the […]

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  • find out more about What is the story with charcoal in our bathrooms? at Church Street Dental

    What is the story with charcoal in our bathrooms?

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 20 Nov, 2018

    What’s the story with charcoal in our bathrooms? Charcoal is not just in our BBQ anymore- it is scattered throughout the rest of the house too!! It has made its way into supplements, facemasks, and now tooth whitening products, thanks to the detoxifying properties which enable it to latch onto dangerous chemicals, dirt and oil. […]

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  • find out more about Tooth Whitening at Church Street Dental

    Tooth Whitening

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 07 Sep, 2018

    The truth about tooth whitening!! Our teeth are like sponges and their surfaces absorb stains daily when we eat and drink daily coloured foods and drinks. Examples include tea, coffee, red wine and dark sauces like gravy and bolognaise. Extrinsic stains build up on the surface layers of our teeth and can be easily cleaned […]

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  • find out more about Tooth Friendly Lunch Boxes at Church Street Dental

    Tooth Friendly Lunch Boxes

    Posted by ChUrchStrEET18 on 04 Sep, 2018

    We all have the best of intentions to fill our children’s lunch boxes with healthy and wholesome foods. However, sometimes we don’t make the right choices because of clever marketing, leading us astray!! In this blog I will outline some simple swaps you can make which can be made to help keep your children’s teeth safe from hidden sugars.

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  • find out more about To Floss or Not to Floss – that is the question! at Church Street Dental

    To Floss or Not to Floss – that is the question!

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 22 Jan, 2019

    Flossing is universally recommended as part of our oral hygiene protocol! 30-40% of our tooth surfaces are between our teeth and not accessible with just brushing alone. Food can gather at the contact point where teeth touch each other and decay can occur. Also plaque that lies under the gum margin can cause gum disease. […]

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  • find out more about PRSI & Medical Card Entitlements at Church Street Dental

    PRSI & Medical Card Entitlements

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 23 Oct, 2018

    What are you in Entitled to? Recent reports show that there is only 30% uptake on the Medical Card and PRSI dental benefits! Isn’t this crazy!! There are thousands of people in Ireland entitled to free dental examinations and fillings, and most of these people probably need these treatments but just are not presenting to […]

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  • find out more about Mercury Fillings at Church Street Dental

    Mercury Fillings

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 16 Oct, 2018

      Mercury fillings being phased out.   For years there has been controversy over the placement of mercury based fillings and wheither or not they are safe. They have been linked to all sorts of illnesses but now an abundance of research has shown that having mercury based fillings in our mouths is safe. Mercury […]

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  • find out more about Knocked Out Tooth at Church Street Dental

    Knocked Out Tooth

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 10 Sep, 2018

          What to do when a tooth is knocked out!! Dentists refer to a knocked-out tooth as an “avulsed” tooth. This is one of the most serious dental emergencies for permanent teeth. However, the damage can be fixed. If you act quickly, there’s a good chance the tooth can be saved. What You […]

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  • find out more about Is Dental Treatment Safe During Pregnancy? at Church Street Dental

    Is Dental Treatment Safe During Pregnancy?

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 15 Jul, 2019

    Patients Always Ask Is It Safe To Have Dental Treatment During Pregnancy Preventative dental care and routine visits with the hygienist are recommended during pregnancy to reduce the risk of infection. With the increased pregnancy hormones this gives rise to inflammation of the gums.In order to keep this at a minimum it is recommended to visit […]

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  • find out more about Effects of Clenching or Grinding your Teeth at Church Street Dental

    Effects of Clenching or Grinding your Teeth

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 10 Dec, 2018

      Most people clench or grind their teeth occasionally. Doing this from time to time doesn’t do any harm but if it occurs on a regular basis teeth can be damaged and other complications can arise.   Grinding is similar to snoring in that patient’s never know they are grinders until we tell them about […]

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  • find out more about Cloves Oil – Old Wives Tale? at Church Street Dental

    Cloves Oil – Old Wives Tale?

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 20 Jun, 2019

    Oil of cloves for centuries has been used as pain relief.  The active ingredient “Eugenol” is a natural anaesthetic, so reduces pain, eases symptoms and is an anti-inflammatory, which reduces swelling and irritation. Some of our commonly used dental materials contain “Eugenol” – i.e  Sedanol, which is used for dressings.  Another is Alvogel, which is used […]

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  • find out more about Advancements in Dentistry at Church Street Dental

    Advancements in Dentistry

    Posted by Joanne ORiordan on 01 Feb, 2019

    Advancements in Dentistry Computers are almost single-handedly taking over the world and the dental world too.  I am qualified 24 years this year and in that time advancements have been huge. The equipment I purchased in 2000 when I set up my practice in Cavan is very different and basic when compared to our new modern […]

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