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Bad Breath in Children and Teens – How to Have the Talk

Posted by on April 15, 2018 in Dental Tips, Sandgate | 0 comments

Bad Breath in Children and Teens – How to Have the Talk

  You lean down to kiss your primary schooler and notice a smell that reminds you of last night͛s dinner, but not in a good way. You put it down to the fact that he probably hasn͛t brushed his teeth but don’t be fooled. Halitosisos bad breath in children can sometimes be a whole lot more than skipping teeth brushing. The challenge with bad breath in children When it comes to a child having bad breath, they͛re often the last to realise. And though they might think it͛s funny to joke about, it is a cause for concern. Explaining what can happen if they don͛t address their bad breath is often the best tactic to begin to solve the problem. The floss test The most effective way to assess the goings on in your child’s mouth is have them floss and to… smell it.  Not a great way to...

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Help! Do I have Geographic Tongue?

Posted by on March 21, 2018 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Help! Do I have Geographic Tongue?

Help! Do I Have Geographic Tongue? You go into the bathroom to brush your teeth as usual, but this time, you look in the mirror, open your mouth to start brushing and are shocked to see the sight of your tongue. It’s covered with tiny bumps that are pinkish-white and patches of smooth red with slightly raised borders; your tongue looks like a map! You may have a rare condition known as Geographic Tongue. Otherwise known as ‘benign migratory glossitis’, Geographic Tongue is harmless and is not contagious. But there’s no doubt about it, when you discover you have the condition, it can be quite unsettling. Although it can be hard to look at, most people who have Geographic Tongue are quite healthy. What is Geographic Tongue? Geographic Tongue is still a mystery to many, and research continues into its causes. The curious raised bumps of the tongue rash,...

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How Your Oral Therapist Can Save Parents Money

Posted by on March 14, 2018 in Dental Tips, Sandgate | 0 comments

How Your Oral Therapist Can Save Parents Money

How Your Oral Therapist Or Dental Hygienist Can Save Parents Big Money According to the National Child Oral Study, tooth decay is the most common oral disease in Australian children. In fact, in children aged five to ten years old, almost 50% of children studied had holes in their baby teeth. Nearly one quarter of five to ten-year-olds had untreated tooth decay. For children aged six to fourteen, the stats are no better with 24% of children in this age group already having holes in their adult teeth. 1 in 10 of these children also had some untreated holes in their adult teeth as well as untreated decay surfaces. Considering these alarming figures, it’s clear to see that parents are spending a lot of money on fillings, tooth extractions, crowns and root canals for something that is completely preventative. And it’s not all about the money. Tooth decay also...

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Adult Teeth Coming In Behind Baby Teeth? What Can You Expect?

Posted by on March 7, 2018 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Adult Teeth Coming In Behind Baby Teeth? What Can You Expect?

It seems quite straight forward – baby teeth fall out, adult teeth come in. But it doesn’t always work out that way! If you’re noticing what seem to be adult teeth coming in behind baby teeth that are still there, you might have a few questions or concerns. Here’s a brief overview of what you need to know. For further information and a more detailed examination, make an appointment with a dentist who specialises in gentle, peaceful pediatric dentistry. What does it mean if adult teeth are coming in behind baby teeth? Firstly, while it’s not overly common, this phenomenon is not a huge cause of concern in the dentistry world. Having said that, the problem may not simply ‘go away on its own’. It is a sensible decision to consult a dentist as early on in the process as possible so the situation may be monitored. What causes...

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Tooth Replacement Options – No Gaps!

Posted by on February 21, 2018 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Tooth Replacement Options – No Gaps!

For those who have missing or damaged teeth, tooth replacement is probably something that you’ve considered many times. You’ll be more than aware of their importance to your overall dental health – if not your appearance and self-confidence! Your smile is often one of the first things people notice about you, so it’s important to put your best foot forward. Health-wise, your teeth are designed to work as a unit, to help you chew, speak, and smile. When any of them are missing or damaged, these tasks become much harder. It doesn’t matter where the missing or damaged tooth is – even the loss of a back tooth can affect your health, and cause your mouth to shift, your jaw to lose support, and your face to appear older. Thankfully, Robert Duhig Dental have a range of options available to help you get your pearly whites back in fine...

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Choose A Gentle, Friendly Dental Clinic Brisbane

Posted by on February 15, 2018 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Taking care of your teeth is essential to overall good health but, for many people, visiting the dentist can cause anxiety. Finding a dentist you trust is the first step to overcoming your fears. If you’re looking for a dental clinic, Brisbane has no shortage of practices to choose from. But how do you narrow down the choices to find the right fit for you? A friendly and gentle dentist for the whole family From the moment you step through the doors of a dental clinic in Brisbane, you want to feel comfortable and cared for, particularly if the prospect of visiting the dentist makes you nervous. A dental clinic where all staff – from the receptionist to the dentist – are skilled at putting patients at ease can alleviate the fear associated with regular dental check-ups. And when you keep on top of your dental health, you’re less...

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New Year, New Smile From Robert Duhig Dentists!

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

New Year, New Smile From Robert Duhig Dentists!

It’s a whole new year, and it’s time to work on getting your smile into tip-top shape with Robert Duhig Dental, expert dentist in Sandgate! If there’s anything about your smile that has been niggling at you over the past year – a chipped tooth, discolouration, maybe even missing or damage teeth – a shiny new year is the perfect time to start on your shiny new smile. Not only will your teeth look a million bucks, you’ll feel a million bucks! Robert Duhig is the dentist for all your dental needs in Sandgate. Why is now the best time? The most obvious answer to this question is health insurance! Health insurance can be a tricky thing, so here’s a simple run down on how it works. Most health insurance policies have an annual limit or maximum, which is the most amount of money you can claim for certain...

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How Do You Correct An Overbite – And Should You Bother?

Posted by on February 1, 2018 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

    Many people look to correct an overbite. They’re concerned about the aesthetic impact of an overbite, which causes teeth to look unevenly placed in the mouth. There are also concerns about headaches or the propensity of other teeth problems that could be caused because of the uncorrected overbite. It seems that a lot of worrying goes on about how, when or where to correct an overbite. There’s another question that could be asked, though. Why?   Why should you correct an overbite? Not all overbites require correction. For many of us, it’s simply a case of teeth not perfectly aligning. Hey, nobody’s perfect! It’s a very common dental condition that can either be treated or left alone depending on severity. For some overbite sufferers, though, it will be necessary to correct an overbite. If this is the case, it will be because the overbite is severe enough...

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Help! His Adult Teeth Are Gappy! Childhood Dental Dramas?

Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

As a parent, you want your child to have absolutely every advantage in life. It’s part and parcel of having kids! When adult teeth start to come in and things begin to look not quite right, many parents become concerned and want to know how they can fix the problem. So let’s talk all things gappy teeth! Adult teeth looking gappy First of all, your child is in great company! Many famous, successful AND attractive adults have gappy teeth! Madonna, Woody Harrelson and Brigitte Bardot to name but a few! Having gappy adult teeth is not the worst thing that could happen to your child, so keep that in mind. Do gappy adult teeth need braces? There is no set answer to this question. Having a thorough consultation with a friendly, family dentist will reveal whether there is need for corrective action such as the application of braces. Adult...

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Crooked Teeth? It’s Not Too Late To Straighten Them!

Posted by on January 4, 2018 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Crooked Teeth? It’s Not Too Late To Straighten Them!

What Causes Crooked Teeth And What Are My Options To Fix Them? Crooked teeth can be a source of much embarrassment, negatively impacting your confidence and self-esteem. A healthy, straight smile is a wonderful asset, but aesthetics are not the only concern with crooked teeth. In fact, misaligned and overcrowded teeth can make proper brushing and hygiene difficult and, if left unchecked, can lead to more serious issues. Read on to discover what causes crooked teeth and the treatment options available to correct them. What causes crooked teeth? In most cases, crooked teeth are hereditary. Narrow or small jaws that can’t accommodate a full set of adult teeth are a common genetic trait. Others have issues with extra adult teeth growing in or missing ones that leave gaps. Upper and lower jaws that are misaligned can result in an over or under bite. But the cause of crooked teeth...

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