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Sugary diets and dental neglect impacting elderly

Sugar, bad diets and a lack of dental care are having a severe impact on nursing home patients across the country. Some are having up to 20 teeth extracted, according to the Irish Dental Association (IDA). Dr Anne Twomey, vice president of the IDA, said the situation is further exacerbated by a ‘culture of giving … Continued

Kids visiting dentist seven years late, says RCSI

Michael Watson looks at the impact of poor child oral health on dental visits and growing up healthy Children in Ireland are visiting the dentist for the first time seven years later than they should be, a conference in Dublin has heard. Children should have their first dental visit before their first birthday, but under … Continued

Dentists to cycle 750km in honour of brother

Above photo: Peter and Alex, two of the cyclists, take a break during training Three dentists from Beechwood Dental will cycle from Paris to Nice in France to raise money for the ARC Cancer Support Centre in Dublin. Peter, Alex and Greg will complete the 750km cycle in September in honour of their colleague, and … Continued