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# dental health

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Dentists say HPV vaccine is a 'no brainer' as cases of head, neck and mouth cancer on the rise
Concerns were also raised about the overuse of antibiotics on children waiting for dental treatment .
Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.
These hidden sugars in 'healthy' foods could be harming your child's teeth
The not-so-sweet side of sugar…
Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering
Scare tactics and misinformation should have no place in deciding public health policy.
Over half of Irish adults only visit dentist in emergency
Irish Dental Association’s survey finds routine visits drop sharply after the age of 45 years.
Warning: Tongue piercings affect speech, sense of taste and cause drooling
Dentists are warning young people about the risks of oral piercings, especially when getting them done abroad or at music festivals.
Fancy getting your teeth whitened? You need to know this
Beware of gum burns – and why lasers are not really the answer to getting your gnashers glowing.
Dentists' body expresses concern over illegal teeth whitening
The Irish Dental Association says several businesses could be operating outside of European rules on peroxide content.
42 per cent of Irish adults "are missing teeth"
Plus, more than half of Irish adults surveyed said that the biggest barrier to visiting the dentist is the cost.
Don't overbrush your teeth, say dentists
We’re encouraged to brush twice a day – but over-brushing can lead to sensitive teeth, dentists said today.