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Sugary diets and dental neglect impacting elderly

Sugar, bad diets and a lack of dental care are having a severe impact on nursing home patients across the country. Some are having up to 20 teeth extracted, according to the Irish Dental Association (IDA). Dr Anne Twomey, vice […]

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Sugary drinks tax in place for Ireland

A tax on sugary drinks in Ireland is going ahead – but not until April 2018. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announced the plans last month in the Budget

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Why a sugar tax is a logical step in Ireland

Chris Macey looks at why a sugar tax could be a logical, effective first step to stop dental decay and child obesity It’s a basic rule of economics that

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Northern Ireland dentists back sugar tax vote

The British Dental Association Northern Ireland has backed moves among MLAs to consult on the introduction of a tax on the sugary drinks that are fuelling an 'avoidable

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Coca-Cola and obesity debate neglects oral health

The debate raging over the impact of Coca-Cola on the obesity crisis overlooks the key point of its effects on our oral heath, dental therapists claim. The soft drinks

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Beware of hidden sugars in sports drinks, says IDA

Athletes should become more aware of the hidden sugars in sports drinks, says the new Irish Dental Association (IDA) president Dr Anne Twomey. Speaking at the IDA annual conference


Parents’ war on sugar seeks more support

New research from Colgate shows that parents need additional support to help look after their children’s teeth as healthy diet messages are failing to sink in. Almost two thirds

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