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    Flossing Versus Water Flossers: What’s Best for Your Oral Health?

    July 17, 2024

    Keeping abreast of the latest oral hygiene techniques can be challenging. Many of us also lead extremely busy lives; making it more likely that we will forget to implement proven methods such as flossing. Unfortunately, the results of these bad habits speak for themselves. A survey conducted in 2015 found that 62 per cent of […]

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    The Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleaning

    June 28, 2024

    Were you aware that more than 31 per cent of adults throughout Ireland have at least one or more untreated cavities? This is why the importance of teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist in Cork cannot be overstated. What does this process involve? What can patients expect during an average treatment? Are there any other […]

  • How to Brush Your Teeth After Wisdom Teeth Removal 

    June 4, 2024

    It’s generally recommended to brush your teeth at least twice per day, once in the morning and once before bedtime, but what about brushing your teeth after wisdom teeth removal? The short and simple answer is yes, you should be brushing your teeth afterwards but with special care so as not to exacerbate any pain […]

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    What is Composite Bonding – A Complete Guide

    May 21, 2024

    If you’ve ever wondered, “What is composite bonding?”, then Bandon Dental is here to help. Essentially, composite bonding is a modern tooth restoration method. Generally, this is used for cosmetic enhancement to make teeth appear brighter and more even, or the reconstruction of lost tooth structure.  Also known as dental bonding, or teeth bonding, dentists […]

  • Vaping and Teeth: What Can Happen

    What Vaping Can Do to Teeth

    March 26, 2024

    In 2020, the National Drugs Library established that 14.9% of the Irish population has used e-cigarettes or vapes at least once in their lifetime. In 2024, the number is steadily increasing… but what effect does vaping have an on your teeth? And if so, how bad is vaping for your teeth, or oral hygiene in […]

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    What is Oral Hygiene and Why is it Important?

    January 30, 2024

    Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping your mouth clean. By doing this, you can ensure your mouth stays healthy, free from infections and diseases. As a whole, this involves a good dental hygiene routine – brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist.  Good oral hygiene ensures that your teeth last a lifetime, and […]

  • Your Guide to Halitosis: What Causes Bad Breath?

    December 15, 2023

    Halitosis, better known as bad breath, is pretty common. However, most people don’t have a clear idea of what causes bad breath. A lack of good oral hygiene is a common reason behind bad breath, while some foods can lead to temporary symptoms of halitosis. However, there are a multitude of medical conditions that can […]

  • How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

    October 20, 2023

    Booking a biannual checkup is routine for most people. However, many others struggle when it comes to scheduling an appointment with their dentist. Putting off going to the dentist is only going to lead to complications later in life. But how often should you go to the dentist? If you’ve never had your teeth and […]

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    What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?

    September 20, 2023

    During any trip to the dentist, a dental hygienist will be one of the many people you interact with as part of your visit. You’re probably asking yourself, ‘what does a dental hygienist do?’ if you’ve never scheduled a one-on-one appointment before. Rather than serving solely in a support role, hygienists play a crucial part […]

  • PRSI Dental Entitlements Guide 2024

    August 22, 2023

    If you pay social insurance contributions in Ireland, it’s likely that you qualify for PRSI dental entitlements in 2024. These entitlements are a part of the Treatment Benefit Scheme. This ensures that you can access dental care annually, while minimising the cost of services like a scale and polish.  Most employees in Ireland aged between […]