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What to Expect During In-Chair Teeth Whitening: Brisbane Dentist Explains

What to Expect During In-Chair Teeth Whitening: Brisbane Dentist Explains

Decided to get your teeth whitened? You’re not alone! This procedure is becoming more and more popular thanks to the rise of social media. If you’re chasing a beautiful, pearly white smile then perhaps teeth whitening in Brisbane is for you. Before you plonk yourself in the chair, however, here’s a rundown on what the procedure will involve. First Things First, Choose Your Dentist Wisely This isn’t a permanent treatment or fix but you still need to ensure that you’re choosing the right professional for the job. Generally, the ‘white’ look will only take a number of treatments if you’re putting your teeth in the right hands. The treatment can last from between six weeks to two years if you ensure that you avoid activities like smoking or consuming food and drink inclined to stain (farewell, coffee and red wine!). You may want to do ‘touch ups’ using an at-home teeth whitening kit, but these won’t have the same impact as having it done in the dental chair. For the best results in teeth whitening, Brisbane customers are advised to seek out a dental professional. What’s Involved in the Teeth Whitening Procedure? There are a number of elements that need to be examined first before treatment begins. The presence of cavities If you’ve got cavities, these will need to be treated prior to the process beginning. If not, the decayed areas will soak up the treatment and infiltrate the inner parts of your teeth – potentially causing both pain and damage. Sensitivity Tooth decay or receding gums may make your teeth more sensitive to the treatment. Your dentist will take a photograph of your teeth first in order to both monitor the progress as well as ensuring that nothing is present that may hurt you or cause discomfort. The Treatment Begins! An intense cleaning will be the first step when getting your teeth whitened. The procedure itself should take between a half hour to an hour and a half. This is dependent on the condition of your teeth and how they respond to the treatment. A gel is applied to your gums and hydrogen peroxide is applied to your teeth. The next step is a bright light that will cause oxygen to be released. This will lift stains and whiten your dentine. Teeth Whitening: Brisbane Dentist or Home Kit? The procedure is safer and more personally crafted if you undergo teeth whitening at the dentist rather than using a home kit. You’re more likely to have better results and you can be left satisfied that you trusted your teeth to a professional rather than an Instagram-recommended product. For the very best in teeth whitening, Brisbane professionals Robert Duhig Dental...

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Only 1980s Sandgate Kids Will Understand

Only 1980s Sandgate Kids Will Understand

There’s just something about our end of town. Something undefinable. A timeless quality. The breezes that speak of both the past, the present and the future. Both the constants and the changes interweave until we forget where the past ends and the present begins. There’s something about having grown up in this area in the 1980s that has shaped many of us into the adults that we are today. The experiences we shared, both positive and negative, have permeated this area and created the wonderful place that we call home today. Do you remember? Do you remember what it was like here before the renovations and gentrifications took place? Before progress marched in and the high rises went up? We do. Because Robert Duhig Dental has been here the whole time. True Sandgate 1980s Kids Remember The Big Storm We remember because we were there. The great storm of December 16th, 1980 sent roofs flying and hailstones the size of golfballs, causing massive damage to homes and businesses. This was a time when this community banded together in a massive clean-up that saw brooms, hoses, rakes and good old-fashioned hard yakka combine to get the mess cleaned up. It’s that ‘let’s just get on with it’ attitude that we still see in the Sandgate area today. We know what needs to be done and so we put our heads down and just get to it. Simple, straight-forward and in solidarity with our fellow Sandgate-ians. You can still see a lot of the impact of this storm around the Sandgate and Brighton area today. There are lots of homes with ‘quick fix’ roofs that still require replacement. Just some little reminders of the storm of the century that this Sandgate dentist battled through with the rest of us. A Trip to the Cinema Do you remember what it was like to go to the movies? The Seabreeze RAAF theatre (now the administration building of St Pat’s) and the Drive-in at Boondall were perfect places for 1980s kids to watch (now) classic films like ET, The Princess Bride and all the John Hughes movies. Popcorn aplenty and some nervous teenage hand-holding gave these places a truly magical feel. While progress may have decided that it was time to move on, these special places will always hold a dear place in our hearts. Freedom and good fortune Sandgate kids from this era will remember: Grabbing some hot chips from the chippy straight after school and eating down by the water, sipping on Cokes and bumming cheeky smokes from their friends. Drinking at the Brighton Hotel or the Osbourne Hotel (now known as the Full Moon), under age and full of spirit. Or...

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