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The HPV Vaccine

HPV HPV stands for ‘human papillomavirus, which is a group of more than 100 viruses. Around 40 types of HPV can infect the genital tract of both men and women, and over 75% of people in Ireland don’t understand what HPV is. We’re here to help.. The HPV virus is very common, around 80% of people will be infected with the virus at some stage in their lives. Research shows that almost every sex...
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Mouth, Head and Neck Cancer

September 15th is Mouth, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Day. Do you know the signs? Over 700 cases of mouth cancer are detected in Ireland each year. About half of all mouth cancers are diagnosed at an early stage. Earlier diagnosis results in easier treatment, better outcomes and a higher quality of life after treatment. Mouth Head and Neck Cancer is a diverse group of squamous cell cancers ...
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Mouth, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Day 15th September 2021

Do you know the signs? Over 700 cases of mouth cancer are detected in Ireland each year. About half of all mouth cancers are diagnosed at an early stage. Earlier diagnosis results in easier treatment, better outcomes and a higher quality of life after treatment. Mouth Head and Neck Cancer is a diverse group of squamous cell cancers that affect the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx. Overall, it ...
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“Mam, my tooth is broken” – Sports-related mouth injuries in children

School’s out & summer is here which means your children are spending far more time outdoors playing sports and attending summer camps. With sport, unfortunately sometimes injuries are par for the course. Did you know that dental injuries are more common than you may think? Our DeCare experts are here to discuss the top three dental injuries and how to deal with them if they occur.   ...
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Common dental related questions

How frequently should I visit a dentist? The majority of the population who have average risk for tooth decay, gum disease and mouth cancer should visit a dentist once a year. However, if you have above average risk you may need to visit a dentist more frequently. The following are examples of factors leading to a higher risk category: If you consume sugars frequently, you may develop too...
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Common dental related questions

How frequently should I visit a dentist? The majority of the population who have average risk for tooth decay, gum disease and mouth cancer should visit a dentist once a year. However, if you have above average risk you may need to visit a dentist more frequently. The following are examples of factors leading to a higher risk category: If you consume sugars frequently, you may develop too...
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Common dental related questions

How frequently should I visit a dentist? The majority of the population who have average risk for tooth decay, gum disease and mouth cancer should visit a dentist once a year. However, if you have above average risk you may need to visit a dentist more frequently. The following are examples of factors leading to a higher risk category: If you consume sugars frequently, you may develop too...
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Common dental related questions

How frequently should I visit a dentist? The majority of the population who have average risk for tooth decay, gum disease and mouth cancer should visit a dentist once a year. However, if you have above average risk you may need to visit a dentist more frequently. The following are examples of factors leading to a higher risk category: If you consume sugars frequently, you may develop too...
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White spots are appearing on my teeth from wearing braces – HELP!

Watch out for those white spots on your teeth when wearing your braces! A common experience for those who are wearing braces is for white spots to develop on the teeth while wearing braces. These spots are usually more visible on front teeth but on closer inspection they can also be observed on back teeth. They are usually chalky white in colour and contrast with the normal creamy white colou...
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Do’s & don’ts after oral surgery

What is Oral Surgery? Oral Surgery is a term used to describe operations performed in your mouth by a dentist or by a specialist dentist called an Oral Surgeon. Very complex mouth head and neck operations are carried out in a hospital by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Most minor oral surgery procedures take place in the confines of a dental practice, but for some, this may occur in a day ...
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