Why Oral Health Needs to be a Priority in Athletes

With the Olympics having just finished, and the incredible results Ireland received, we thought it was a good time to talk about why oral health needs to be a priority in athletes. Poor oral health can affect your overall health, which in turn will affect athletic performance. Although we mentioned the Olympics, this is true …

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Oral Health During Pregnancy

Did you know that 60-75% of pregnant women get gingivitis? Oral care is an extremely important part of prenatal care and should be highlighted to ensure it is not an area that is neglected. Evidence has shown that good oral health can positively impact your health and your child’s development, both during pregnancy and after …

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Gum Health Day 2021

Gum Health Day 2021 is on May 12th this year. The aim of Gum Health Day is to raise awareness of gum disease, and the impact it can have on your health. Waterford Perio wants to help raise awareness of the importance of keeping your gums strong and healthy. This year’s key message is an …

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Causes of Sensitive Teeth and how to Treat Them

Sensitive teeth are a very common issue. Some people naturally have more sensitive teeth, while others may have some underlying issues which are causing this sensitivity. Does eating ice cream cause discomfort or pain in your teeth? Perhaps brushing your teeth is uncomfortable? Let's look into this further to see how we can help with your sensitive teeth.

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New Study Links Periodontitis and COVID-19 Complications

The Journal of Clinical Periodontology published a study in January 2021, which highlights the link between COVID-19 complications and periodontitis. This study has some worrying results but we feel it is important for people to be aware of this connection, and hopefully reduce the risk of complications if COVID-19 was to be diagnosed. We have …

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Healthy Habits for your Oral Hygiene Routine in 2021

As we begin 2021, we thought it was a great time to share some simple, but really important habits to include in your daily oral hygiene routine. Now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your oral hygiene. You may know all of these healthy habits, but are you doing them each and every day? Let’s …

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The Importance of Seeing your Periodontist during Covid-19

COVID-19 has unfortunately stuck around much longer than anyone had hoped. During the first lockdown, we pulled back our services and offered emergency treatment in the safest way possible, as was advised by the government. However, now that we are in a second lockdown, we want to stress the importance of seeing your dentist during …

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Healthy Gums for a Healthy Heart

The European Federation of Periodontology has come together with the World Heart Federation to create awareness around the impact periodontal disease can have on your heart. This campaign is promoting healthy gums for a healthy heart. There is a lot of information out there about this very important topic, so we thought we would summarise …

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Link between Gum Disease and Cancer

A recent US study has shown a clear link between gum disease and cancer.

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