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Why A Dental Visit Can Help You (and your partner) Sleep!

Snoring and sleep apnoea are not to be trifled with. These conditions demonstrate not only health issues, but they’re also inevitably linked to distress and a lack of sleep for both the sufferer and the person they share their bedroom with. There is a wide range of anti-snoring devices on the market. Some of these are founded in scientific research but many of them (particularly those offered at low cost on retail websites) fail to deliver any measurable results. If you’re going to invest in an anti-snoring device, it is vital that you speak with a dental health professional prior to purchase. This could save you a lot of time, money and heartache. When looking for snoring devices in Brisbane and the wider community, it is important to be abreast of appropriate recommendations to ensure you purchase the best products possible.   What Anti-Snoring Devices Are On The Market?   A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device is probably the snoring device that most people have already heard of. It can alleviate some difficulties but the bulkiness of the device itself can mean that it’s often not the best long-term solution. There are a range of oral appliances on the market that take the form of mouthguards that adjust the way that the jaw is sitting during sleep. Many of these are for sale on cheap websites but it’s important that you make an appropriate investment in your sleep health and work with a professional.   What Causes Snoring and Sleep Apnoea?   Sleep apnoea and snoring often go hand in hand. Sleep apnoea is a pause in breathing that results in excessive noisy snores and can often see the afflicted party struggling to breathe. If this is an ongoing problem for you, you may feel fatigued even after a full night’s sleep – this is because snoring can really affect your ability to get a proper, restful sleep each night. And it’s certainly not ideal for anyone sharing your bed! Factors that influence snoring and sleep apnoea include but are not limited to: Enlarged tonsils or tongues Excess weight The shape of the nose or jaw Menopause or post-menopause Abuse of alcohol or cigarettes Sleeping on one’s back The use of a scientifically reliable anti-snoring device can be of serious help when it comes to sleep disorders. Failure to address these issues could lead to more complicated and serious problems down the track.   Need a professional opinion on anti-snoring devices? Talk to the team at Robert Duhig Dental...

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Five Reasons We’re Unlike ANY Other North Brisbane Dentists!

At Robert Duhig Dental, we like to do things a little differently. We pride ourselves on providing gentle dental care that sets us apart from other North Brisbane dentists. Here are a few key reasons as to why you should choose to put your teeth in our hands. Breath Clinic We have a state-of-the-art system designed to target and treat problems to do with bad breath. Our goal is to increase your confidence so you can go about your life without worrying about people being bowled over by your bad breath! We use the Oral Chroma (Halicheck) to analyse your breath to figure out what the problem is. It’s a simple analysis that a lot of other North Brisbane dentists just DON’T offer. We’re proud to have this as part of our treatment program and our patients report fantastic results. It’s a point of difference that we’re very happy with. You can read more about breath analysis here. Clear Correct We’re also proud of our Clear Correct program. This is innovative technology that provides an alternative to traditional braces. If the teeth in your family need straightening, this is a great opportunity to do so in a discreet manner that removes a lot of the social stigma surrounding traditional braces. Clear Correct is low maintenance, comfortable and designed to perfectly align teeth which not only gives you a dazzling smile but improves gum and mouth health, too. Again, this is not a service offered by many other North Brisbane dentists, and our customers are delighted with the results the program is offering. You can read more about Clear Correct here. Generations of Making a Difference Robert Duhig has been practising in the Sandgate area for 30 years. He’s an absolute part of the community, and as members of his team, we’re proud to carry on the tradition. You can trust the gentle hands of someone who has had the wellbeing of the community as his focus for generations. Child Benefits Dental Schedule Robert Duhig Dental are proud to be a practice that supports the Child Benefits Dental Schedule. We firmly believe that everyone should have the right to access great healthcare. You can read more about the CBDS here. Gentle Approach to Dentistry Designed to Put You at Ease Above all else, we believe in a stress-free, gentle approach to dentistry. It’s often a field that people associate with fear and anxiety. We’re here to set the record straight. Not all North Brisbane dentists are created equal. But at Robert Duhig Dental, we provide the very best dental service while putting your concerns – and your comfort – first. We’re the North Brisbane Dentists you can trust. Get in...

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Trend In Instagram Teeth Whitening Products Causing MAJOR Damage to Teen Teeth

Instagram influencers and celebrities often spotlight different products to their audiences. They receive income for these sponsored posts. These posts are most often health, beauty and lifestyle products that are quickly snapped up by their faithful followers. One of the most spruiked devices that we’re seeing are teeth whitening products. Influencers on Instagram speak and write in glowing terms about the various home teeth whitening products that they’re advertising. Gullible teens are quickly convinced that they’re in desperate need of shiny white teeth. They often have low self-esteem so look for a ‘quick fix’ to make them feel better about themselves. The solution seems so obvious to them – by using the same teeth whitening products as Insta-famous people, they’ll be beautiful, too! What these teens (and their parents) DON’T know is that these products are often dangerous and could do serious, long-term damage to their teeth. Here’s what you need to know RIGHT NOW.   There Is No Miracle Over-The-Counter Cure The pursuit of the perfect smile is driving teens to pressure their parents to purchase dangerous teeth whitening products. These DIY products quite often damage the natural development of tooth enamel – rendering teeth in serious need of in-chair help to recover. These products are completely unsuitable for those under the age of 18. Teeth whiteners play host to chemicals like hydrogen peroxide. These harm the dental tissue that rests underneath tooth enamel. The protein inside is effectively broken down into pieces – heralding seriously bad news for users.   Self Esteem and the Instagram Teen It’s like shooting fish in a barrel when it comes to making teenagers feel inadequate. They’re struggling to find their place in the world and forming their own identities. This makes them ripe for the picking when it comes to brands who use advertising techniques that play on insecurities in order to sell products. Teeth whitening products that are spruiked over this platform are not in line with recommendations from dental professionals.   In Chair Without A Care We only get one set of adult teeth so it’s important to trust the professionals when it comes to dental procedures. At best, cheap, quick-fix solutions simply won’t work, but at worst, they can spell a lifetime of compromised dental health. Robert Duhig Dental offers in-chair teeth whitening services that are safe and in line with best practice.   Get in contact today to save your teen’s teeth!...

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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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