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# Teeth

Last year
# Dentists
Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said not everyone is getting the high-quality dental care they deserve.
All time
# the crown
Quiz: How much do you know about crowns?
Whet your appetite for The Crown.
# Evolution
Babies being born without wisdom teeth due to rapid evolution, scientists say
A study has found that humans are evolving at a faster rate than at any point in the past 250 years.
# transmission
Irish Dental Association says 'guidance doesn't need to be changed' after WHO advises delay of routine dental work
The World Health Organization has said non-essential dental work should be delayed until Covid-19 transmission rates drop sufficiently.
# Teething problems
Parents urged to throw out choking hazard baby teethers sold through AliExpress
The risk arises from small parts detaching.
# Dental Plan
Your PRSI gets you a free scale and polish and 300,000 availed of it so far this year
Half a million claims for dental scale and polish, free glasses and hearing aids have been made.
# Privatisation
Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults
The Irish Dental Association says policy will be ‘catastrophic’ for adults and children in lower income areas.
# Teeth
Beauty Q: Have you ever whitened your teeth?
Does it appeal to you?
# mercury falling
Dentists will stop using metal fillings that have been used in teeth for 150 years
Although the fillings are perfectly safe, they carry a heavy environmental burden.
# Survey
Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme
The Irish Dental Association has found that 90% of dentists say they are dissatisfied with the level of care they can provide under the scheme.
# Midlands
'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment
Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said that prompt treatment was critical in terms of young adults’ body image.
# Israel
These Israeli teeth show modern humans left Africa 100,000 years earlier than thought
The ancient jawbone is believed to be somewhere between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.
# skin of her teeth
Daredevil woman hangs from helicopter above Niagara Falls... by her teeth
Erendira Wallenda pulled off the stunt five years to the day her husband Nik walked a tightrope over the falls.
'We compete with huge multinationals, but we're just two girls in Galway who had an idea'
These sisters took a step back from their dental practices to launch their own product.
# preventable measures
Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions
Thousands of children have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic each year.
# Cutbacks
The cost of austerity? Irish children aged 6 are getting teeth extracted under general anesthetic
Previously, Irish children received free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you visited the dentist in the last year?
Experts say you should go once a year, but it is a cause of anxiety for some people.
# Lisa Needs Braces
Your PRSI will now let you get a free teeth cleaning
# braceface
13 struggles anyone who grew up with braces will relate to
The wax. It does NOTHING.
# Bali
American surfer mauled by 6ft shark
While shark attacks are generally rare in the area, there have been several such incidents in recent years.
# That's The Tooth
This daring little girl used a Nerf gun to pull out her loose tooth
Next time, we recommend eating a chewy sweet.
# gum sodomy and the lash
Shane MacGowan has had his teeth fixed in 'the Everest of dentistry'
MacGowan’s last tooth fell out eight years ago – but now he’s had all 28 of them restored in a mammoth procedure.
# incorrect
Varadkar dismisses claims 10,000 Irish children have teeth extracted in hospital each year
The Irish Dental Association has described the figures as a “national disgrace”.
# toothy grin
So dentists' training dummies are the most horrifying things on the planet
Straight out of your nightmares.
# biting crime
Police search for 'distinctive' robber who's missing her front teeth
Police are looking for witnesses to provide information they may have.
# gluttons
Irish people are going to eat 17.5 million Easter eggs (that's €36.6 million worth)
That’s 17.5 MILLION Easter eggs this year between the lot of us, according to Repak.
These hidden sugars in 'healthy' foods could be harming your child's teeth
The not-so-sweet side of sugar…
# gnashers
Want to keep your teeth into old age? Drink up that fluoridated water
A new TCD study has found a link between fluoridated water and oral health in old age.
# toothless
Cat gets its teeth brushed, has a major revelation about life
The power of oral hygiene.
# Pulling teeth
Dad of the Year pulls his son's tooth with a golf club and dental floss
Yes, you read that right.
# unsincerely yours
This little girl's letter to the tooth fairy is brilliantly passive-aggressive
# Teeth
Tony Blair's odd Christmas card given the vicious Twitter treatment
Please don’t hurt us.
# Smile
Irish dentists say your kids' teeth will decay if we remove fluoride from water
A meeting yesterday heard that dental surgeries are “brimming with children under seven who are already showing signs of irreparable tooth decay
Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering
Scare tactics and misinformation should have no place in deciding public health policy.
# Teeth
Here is the single best corporate tweet about Glenda Gilson's wedding
# Your Say
Poll: Do you find the cost of going to the dentist prohibitive?
The cost for some treatments can vary between counties by as much as €230.
# Teething problems
Man goes to doctor with chronic nosebleeds, discovers rogue tooth in nose
SCREAM. (Might not want to read this if you’ve just had breakfast.)
# open wide
Think your dentist visit was bad? This Indian teen had 232 teeth 'chiselled out'
The surgery took a gruelling seven hours.
# Drinking Water
Dublin City Council to debate motion on ending public water fluoridation
Cork County Council has already passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.
# The tooth hurts
Boy fakes own kidnapping to get out of going to the dentist
KIDS. What are they like?