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HELP! My Child Is Getting Braces – What To Expect The First Week

Posted by on August 15, 2018 in Sandgate, Uncategorised | 0 comments

The first few days after getting braces are tough. Your child will likely experience some discomfort and sleepless nights but it isn’t forever. The first week is all about the mouth adjusting to the brackets, hooks and wires and getting used to the pressure on the teeth. The pressure is what will eventually make the teeth move into the right spot. Follow these tips for a much easier and comfortable first week. What to do in the first week of getting braces Offer pain relief New braces have to be adjusted and with this comes discomfort so try to have some mild pain relief on hand. There may also be instances where the cutoff point at the back of the braces moves and can poke the gum or the mouth. If this happens, bring your child back to the dentist to have it snipped and offer pain relief. Keep...

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Loose Teeth In Adults! What To Do When You’ve Got The Wiggles!

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

Loose Teeth In Adults! What To Do When You’ve Got The Wiggles!

Loose teeth in adults is cause to speak to your dentist or doctor straight away. Involve your trusted dental practitioners as soon as possible to ensure you receive the best care. What Causes Loose Teeth In Adults? Usually we associate loose teeth with celebrations. When they happen to children, they’re an indication of growing maturity as well as an impending visit from the Tooth Fairy. When they present in adults, however, there may be cause for serious concern. Below are some of the reasons why an adult may experience loose teeth. Only a visit to your trusted dentist will reveal the root cause (pardon the pun). Injury or Accident There are a wide range of ways you could accidentally loosen a tooth through misadventure. Your dentist may find that there is some disruption of the tooth that forms as a result of dental trauma. A thorough examination will determine...

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TMJ Dysfunction, Symptoms and Treatment – Why TMJ is a Total Pain in the Jaw!

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

TMJ Dysfunction, Symptoms and Treatment – Why TMJ is a Total Pain in the Jaw!

TMJ dysfunction is, quite literally, a pain in the jaw. Although a treatable condition, TMJ dysfunction is incredibly painful and debilitating. TMJ stands for temporomandibular (TM) joints. TMJ disorders result in problems with the jaw joint and/or the muscles surrounding the jaw.                     What causes TMJ dysfunction? The cause of TMJ dysfunction can be difficult to pin point. Jaw pain associated with TMJ disorders can be injury related, arthritic or genetic.   Consistent teeth grinding or jaw clenching can also be a culprit. It is possible that all or a combination of the above can be to blame for this painful condition.   TMJ symptoms: what are they? The following symptoms are usually associated with TMJ dysfunction: Jaw pain and discomfort Clicking or popping jaws Aching pains around your ears Swelling in either side of your face Jaw locking – when...

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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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