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#Teeth

Girl gets wisdom teeth removed, thinks she's a Nascar driver

She won the World Series, OK?

From TheJournal.ie Warning about 'quick-fix' teeth straightening Smile

Warning about 'quick-fix' teeth straightening

The Orthodontic Society of Ireland has said that quick fixes can cost more than money.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I believe water fluoridation is harmful to my health, why should I pay for it? Opinion

Column: I believe water fluoridation is harmful to my health, why should I pay for it?

With water charges due to be implemented, Aisling Fitzgibbon argues that if people are paying for water they should have more of a say about what’s in it.

9 things everyone dreads about the dentist Open Wide This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Fancy getting your teeth whitened? You need to know this Pearly Whites

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.

The 12 bad kissers we've all experienced

Look, it’s not all candlelight and romance you know.

From TheJournal.ie Gum disease sufferers at risk of diabetes and heart disease Gum Disease

Gum disease sufferers at risk of diabetes and heart disease

Gum disease affects four out of five people in Ireland and the level of gum disease worsens as we get older.

7 celebs who faced the horror of adult braces

Niall Horan just got his off!

VIDEO: Most dramatic trip home from the dentist ever? Ouch This post contains videos

VIDEO: Most dramatic trip home from the dentist ever?

“I can’t grow these back!”

5 children who REALLY want to summon the tooth fairy Home Dentistry This post contains videos

5 children who REALLY want to summon the tooth fairy

Do not try this at home. Oh wait, you already did.

From TheJournal.ie Almost one third of us are postponing going to the dentist - because of cost Open Wide

Almost one third of us are postponing going to the dentist - because of cost

One dentist has warned that we may be returning to the days of extractions and dentures.

The Dredge: Who has a bra made of human teeth? World Of Celebs This post contains videos

The Dredge: Who has a bra made of human teeth?

The very best of the morning’s celebrity dirt.

From TheJournal.ie 42 per cent of Irish adults "are missing teeth" Teeth

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.

From TheJournal.ie Coconut oil could combat tooth decay Tooth Decay

Coconut oil could combat tooth decay

Coconut oil treated with enzymes stops the growth of the bacteria that causes tooth decay – a problem which affects 60 per cent to 90 per cent of children in industrialised countries.

From TheJournal.ie Don't overbrush your teeth, say dentists Teeth

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.

From TheJournal.ie Smile! One third of Irish people have broken or missing teeth Teeth This post contains images

Smile! One third of Irish people have broken or missing teeth

Poor childhood dental habits were blamed for tooth loss later in life by the majority of people in a new survey.

The burning question*: Do you brush your teeth in the shower? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you brush your teeth in the shower?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Only one in five entitled people availed of free dental exams last year Dental

Only one in five entitled people availed of free dental exams last year

Despite 3.3 million Irish adults being entitled to free dental check ups, fewer that 600,000 availed of the scheme last year.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 20,000 children on waiting lists for orthodontic work Dentists

Up to 20,000 children on waiting lists for orthodontic work

The situation is particularly bad in Kerry, Cork, Laois, Offaly and Sligo, according to the new head of the Irish Dental Association.

VIDEO: Rapping dentists - would this get you to floss? Great Grilles This post contains videos

VIDEO: Rapping dentists - would this get you to floss?

If this doesn’t get you to look after you pearly whites, what will?

From TheJournal.ie Dental sector could face loss of up to 1,000 jobs this year Jobs

Dental sector could face loss of up to 1,000 jobs this year

A survey of Irish dentists has indicated hundreds of workers could be laid-off 2012 – as practices reduce staff numbers to cope with falling profits.

From TheJournal.ie Dentists call for public health warnings on soft drinks Soft Drinks

Dentists call for public health warnings on soft drinks

Ireland has one of the highest per capita soft drinks consumption in the western world – we drink an average of at least one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Watch it: Friday at the movies Short Film This post contains videos

Watch it: Friday at the movies

This week, TheJournal.ie presents Teeth, an award-winning short film about onemanupship and dentures, for your viewing pleasure.

Operation helps polar bear with sore tooth

Walker the polar bear had been suffering with a swollen jaw before the operation.

From TheJournal.ie Teeth pulled for stem cell harvest Health

Teeth pulled for stem cell harvest

Some parents in the US have been bringing their children to have baby teeth removed in the hopes that stem cells harvested from them might help with future health problems.