Oral Health

Your oral health is linked to your general health and wellbeing

At DeCare Dental, we’re committed to improving the oral health of our members and raising awareness for oral health. Your oral health is not just about creating that perfect smile, research shows that it is also linked to your general health. So, practicing good oral health should be an essential part of your everyday routine.

This section contains some great oral health resources, like our Oral Health magazines and publications, our Ask the Dentist facility and our Dental Encyclopaedia, which will help you decipher key clinical terms.

Oral Health Blog

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Oral Health & General Health Connections Taking care of your oral health is just as important as exercising...
Link between nutrition and good oral health
Oral Health is an important aspect of overall health, and good nutrition plays a significant role in maintaining...
Mouth Exam
Over 700 cases of mouth cancer are detected in Ireland each year. About half of all mouth cancers...

Oral Health Downloads

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Dry Mouth Information

Brochure cover on the hidden sugar content in food

The Sugar Connection

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Tooth Fairy

Oral Health Encyclopedia

Our oral health encyclopedia contains terms you might find helpful while learning about your oral health. Below is a random sample of what we’ve included!

An illness that comes on suddenly, lasts a short time and may require immediate treatment.
Adult-onset diabetes
A health condition that develops in adults in which they are unable to produce enough insulin to control the level of sugar in their blood
Describes something to do with appearance and beauty, like a smile. Also spelled esthetic. The aesthetic zone is the area showing your teeth and gums when you smile.

Your Oral Health Questions

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The most asked question on every parents lips…when should they start going? A survey of children’s dental health...
Are your teeth becoming see through?
You may have dental erosion (tooth surface loss). If so, this condition should be carefully monitored by your...
Drinking coffee
No you shouldn’t and it’s true what they say that you shouldn’t do it. However, the problem is...