Not only will healthy enamel ensure that our teeth remain white and attractive, but this organic barrier helps to prevent serious issues such as cavities. While it is always important to regularly visit your dentist, certain habits can ensure that this enamel lasts a lifetime.

– Washing your mouth out with water after eating sugary foods will help to prevent bacteria from growing.

– Do not brush your teeth too aggressively, as this can damage the enamel.

– Drinking water with fluoride is another way to maintain your enamel.

– Get plenty of calcium and vitamin D in your diet.

”If you want to enjoy sweets from time to time, be sure to drink water with your food and rinse your mouth out afterwards.”

Dr. Gerald O'Connor B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)

Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.

After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.