• Rotten teeth put 26,000 children in hospital in the UK

    Rotten teeth put 26,000 children in hospital in the UK

    The number one reason for primary school-aged children being admitted to hospital in the UK is to have multiple teeth taken out, newly released figures show.

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  • 1 in 4 has five or more fillings

    1 in 4 has five or more fillings

    At least one in four Irish people has five fillings or more and one in 10 has not been to a dentist in over five years, a new survey has found. Read more →

  • When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

    When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

    A recent survey by Mintel of nearly 500 parents of children under 12 years old found that nearly half did not regularly take their children to the dentist. Only one in five thought their children needed to see a dentist once they had developed baby teeth, and only 63% of mothers and 50% of fathers ensured their children brush their teeth every day.

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  • The high cost of cut-price dentistry

    The high cost of cut-price dentistry

    Chronic ulcers, cysts, infections, bleeding gums, cracked crowns and loose implants – just some of the hair-raising problems being reported by patients who have received cheap dental treatment abroad. “I’ve seen people with pus running down the inside of their faces,” says Anne O’Donoghue, periodontist (gum specialist) and lecturer in dentistry at Trinity College Dublin.

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