Nutritional Advice

Good Nutrition is important for normal childhood growth

Nutritional advice

Good Nutrition is important for normal childhood growth and development, and following a balanced diet (including a good breakfast) may help kids do better in school.

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Our Simple Nutritional Advise to You Is:

  • Nutritional Advice BallincolligTo prevent Dental Decay, parents and patients need to avoid sugary foods as much as possible. Avoid soft drinks and Low sugar Juices, sweets, and other sugar containing foods. Some of the new “Healthy Yoghurts” have a high sugar content!


  • To encourage Normal Facial Development, children should be encouraged to eat less processed foods eg Pizzas, Burgers etc and to eat more chewy type of foods such as Steak, and freshly cooked chicken. Eating plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and if possible, vegetable carrot, celery, red and green pepper sticks, all help to promote bone and jaw development.


  • Correct chewing of ‘harder’ foods actively encourages good facial growth!


  • Breast feeding your baby promotes forward positive facial growth.

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    My experience in the O Connor dental health was pleasent.As a person who is nervous about visiting the dentist i felt very relaxed both in the waiting room and on the chair.Over the years i have attended a few different dentists and this has been the one practice where i felt relaxed and at ease due to the care of the staff. Before my procedures it was explained to me by the staff what to expect and i found this helped put me at ease. For any one who is nervous of visiting the dentists i would strongly recommend this practice.



    My daughter needed orthodontic treatment. Tony did a very comprehensive plan for my daughter and went through it with me and my daughter in great detail before he began the treatment. We knew how long it was going to take and what exactly was involved. What I liked about Tony was, he was so enthusiastic himself about the treatment and took great pride in getting it right, tweaking a bit here and there to make sure he got the best result. He explained everything to my daughter and encouraged her through the treatment. Tony does not just look at the teeth but also the shape of her mouth and the overall look. I would highly recommend Tony and his team, he is a genuine, passionate and meticulous about his work and a very nice person as well. My daughter has a lovely smile and my younger daughter can't wait to start her treatment as she sees the fantastic results of Tony's work and can't wait to have the same fantastic smile.



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    Friendly, Family Atmosphere

    At O'Connor Dental Health we aim to provide a relaxed family atmosphere that is enjoyable for all ages.

    Unique Range of Services

    We offer a wide range of treatments, including early intervention for children, orthodontics for teens and adults and a multitude of general dental services

    Locally Based in Ballincollig, Cork

    Our state of the art clinic is located in Ballincollig, Cork. We have ample parking available, comfortable waiting room and a multitude of nearby shops and amenities.

    Fantastic Track Record

    Our Reputation speaks for itself, we have the highest number of positive reviews in the area, and always ensure that our patients leave happy with the service and treatment where possible.

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