• What treatments can I get with a medical card?

    The Irish medical card provides medical and dental services for certain citizens through the public health service (PHS). There are dentists employed directly by local health offices and of course private dentists who have contracts with the Health Service Executive (HSE) to provide certain services. However, not all private dentists belong to the HSE nor do they provide all services under the contract. Therefore, it is best to contact your private dentist to see what their HSE services include.

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  • Tips for reducing teeth grinding

    Do you grind your teeth? The action of teeth grinding, called bruxism, is bad for the health of your teeth, but how can you reduce this problem if it is mainly occurring during sleep? You must understand the condition to learn ways to reduce its symptoms. Understand it: Realize that bruxism is a condition where

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  • Is Teeth Whitening a Safe Procedure?

    First of all, you need to determine what whitening really means.  This term had to be defined for the dental community to ensure that everyone was on the same page.  Whitening implies a process that will make teeth appear whiter.  This can be achieved by bleaching the tooth, which changes the natural color of the

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  • How to Handle Jaw Pain

    Do you feel pain or tenderness in the area in front of your ear, especially when chewing, speaking, or opening your mouth wide?  Does your jaw ever feel as if it is stuck in the open or closed position?  Do you have facial muscle spasms and feel as if your teeth don’t line up normally? 

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