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Senior Dental Care in Brisbane – How to Keep Those Pearly Whites Healthy

Posted by on November 23, 2017 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Senior Dental Care in Brisbane – How to Keep Those Pearly Whites Healthy

As a senior, dental care should be one of your highest priorities. It isn’t a given that you’ll lose all of your teeth as you age – far from it! With proper dental care, your smile will last you the rest of your days. As we all know, one of the unfortunate side effects of aging is the increased likelihood of health issues. Specific issues such as diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer can all have severe consequences on the health of your teeth, and so regular dental visits are a must. If you’re struggling to access dental care for financial reasons, or due to limited mobility, it’s time to connect with a caring dentist who understands the concerns of seniors in Brisbane. There are Queensland state funded programs in place to help seniors who need help getting dental visits, for example. Here at Robert Duhig Dental, you’ll find the best...

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Why Get Cosmetic Dentistry in Brisbane… Not Thailand?

Posted by on November 9, 2017 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Why Get Cosmetic Dentistry in Brisbane… Not Thailand?

Tossing up whether or not to get your cosmetic dentistry done in Brisbane or overseas? You can get your teeth done ‘on the cheap’ overseas, right? And you can kick back on a relaxing sun-kissed holiday while you’re at it. What’s the catch? While it seems like a no-brainer for some, the Australian Dental Association warns Australians that cosmetic dentistry performed overseas is risky and things can, and do, go wrong. Before you book that plane ticket with sun, cocktails and a killer smile on your mind, do your research on the benefits of cosmetic dentistry in Brisbane versus overseas. Affordable cosmetic dentistry in Brisbane The main reason driving people to Thailand and other countries for dental work is cost. It can be overwhelming when you’re faced with major dental work and don’t know how you can afford it. It can be tempting to seek out cheaper alternatives –...

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The Disturbing Rise of Teeth Whitening in Brisbane

Posted by on September 21, 2017 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

The Disturbing Rise of Teeth Whitening in Brisbane

Teeth whitening is on the rise in Brisbane, but dentists aren’t doing cartwheels about it. Read on to find out why! Why do we crave a glowing white smile? When you meet new people or confer with a colleague, your smile helps you put your best foot forward. It’s your way of expressing happiness, of sharing experiences with others, and making new connections. Your smile is seriously important! So, if your teeth have yellowed as a result of your weekend love of wine or just as a result of age, it can be a real downer. This is when most of us turn to teeth whitening – and often it’s the easier, cheaper, nastier types you can buy over the counter and use at home. Given that the chemicals used in these products are harsh and can cause serious damage to your pearly whites, the trend is extremely disturbing...

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My Filling Fell Out! What Do You Do And How To Get Help!

Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

My Filling Fell Out! What Do You Do And How To Get Help!

Help! My Filling Fell Out! What Do You Do When Your Fillings Start Abandoning Ship? A bite of lunch. A sip of coffee. You run your tongue along your teeth when suddenly you realise… It’s gone. That familiar presence in your mouth. Your helpful little tooth buddy has sailed off into the sunset quicker than you can say “Ahoy there!”. So what do you do when you realise that your filling fell out? What does it mean? A word about fillings A filling is designed to provide assistance to a tooth that has experienced decay. It can be made from a variety of materials depending on personal choice, dental availability, aesthetic preference and cost. The filling material effectively acts as a plug and safeguards the tooth against the invasion of further bacteria. By very nature of the complex processes of the human mouth, fillings are not designed to last...

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Don’t Ignore Tooth Pain! Book Your Affordable Emergency Dental Care In Brisbane NOW.

Posted by on August 28, 2017 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Don’t Ignore Tooth Pain! Book Your Affordable Emergency Dental Care In Brisbane NOW.

Affordable Emergency Dental Care – How We Care For You If you’ve ever had a toothache, you’ll know just how much it can ruin your day. Too often though, people choose to soldier on, despite the pain and discomfort. But delaying treatment for dental pain can result in a minor and easily treated problem growing into something much worse. Don’t ignore your dental pain! It’s possible to find affordable emergency dental care to relieve your tooth pain swiftly and gently. Triage care: stop the pain immediately, then plan further treatment Dental pain can be incredibly debilitating. Using a triage system, your dentist will first aim to alleviate the discomfort you’re experiencing. Once pain-free, you and your dentist can discuss any further treatment that might be required to resolve your dental issue. This is especially useful if you have chipped or cracked a tooth. Broken teeth can expose the nerve,...

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Scared Of Orthodontist Bills? Pediatric Dentistry Could Help!

Posted by on August 14, 2017 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Scared Of Orthodontist Bills? Pediatric Dentistry Could Help!

Pediatric Dentistry Could Prevent Painful Costs Later On! If you’re looking at your young child’s crooked teeth and thinking they’re likely to need braces, it may be time to consider pediatric dentistry. Some parents feel that dentist visits are an unnecessary cost for younger children, preferring to wait until all the ‘adult teeth’ have come through, but think again. You are far better off getting your child’s teeth checked now to prevent bigger problems down the track! What does a pediatric dentist do? A pediatric dentist has experience in treating the specific teething and oral health problems faced by children. Pediatric dentistry clinics are designed to make your children feel comfortable during their visit, ensuring they trust their dentist. This sets them up for a lifetime of good dental care. A pediatric dentist is also able to identify the ‘trouble spots’ in your child’s teeth and gums, potentially nipping...

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Diabetes: Gum Mouth And Teeth Problems To Watch

Posted by on July 28, 2017 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Diabetes: Gum Mouth And Teeth Problems To Watch

Did you know that having diabetes increases your risk of gum, mouth and teeth problems? Gum disease, the most common oral health problem associated with diabetes, can also make it harder to control your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, here are some important tips to keep your teeth and gums in tip top shape. Gum disease Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the most common gum, mouth and teeth problem faced by diabetics. If left untreated it can lead to tooth loss, and the resulting inflammation can also make it harder to manage your blood sugar levels. Diabetes increases your risk of gum disease in two different ways. When blood sugar levels are not well controlled, this also increases sugar levels in the fluids in your mouth, which feeds bacteria associated with gum disease. Diabetes can cause thickening of blood vessels that carry essential nutrients...

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Is Invisalign Teeth Straightening The Answer To Your Dream Smile?

Posted by on July 10, 2017 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Is Invisalign Teeth Straightening The Answer To Your Dream Smile?

Got Crooked Teeth? Adult Teeth Straightening Options: Invisalign Vs Braces Everyone notices a fabulous smile. Straight, white teeth look great and boost confidence. But the decision to straighten your teeth in adulthood is a big one. If you’ve been unhappy with your smile for some time, it can be life-changing to finally take the leap. But with advancements in teeth straightening solutions, you might feel confused about which treatment is the right one for you. Read on to discover some of the differences between traditional braces and Invisalign teeth straightening. Aesthetics Deciding to straighten your teeth in adulthood is exciting, but you may be concerned about how your teeth will look during the treatment. Braces: metal or ceramic brackets are cemented to your teeth and tied together with wires and rubber bands. Even with enamel-coloured brackets, braces applied to the front of the teeth are always visible. Invisalign: clear...

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School Dentists Are Great BUT Here’s Why You Still Need To See Your Family Dentist

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Dental Tips, Sandgate | 0 comments

School Dentists Are Great BUT Here’s Why You Still Need To See Your Family Dentist

Before you discount the importance of a family dentist, STOP and read this, it could save your child’s teeth! From a young age you teach your child how important looking after their teeth is, you take it upon yourself to ensure you are doing everything possible to make sure their dental health is A1. So why would you not consider seeing a family dentist in North Brisbane as well? Here are a few reasons why you should! Family dentists are important Having the option to visit the school dentist is great and the benefits are undeniable but there are also just as many reasons why you should visit a family dentist as well. Regular check-ups – The school dentist only visits once a year, while this free service is fantastic and essential for many families, sometimes it isn’t enough. Regular check-ups are crucial in maintaining proper oral hygiene. These...

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5 Unexpected Things Your Dentist Wishes You Did Every Day for a Healthy Mouth

Posted by on June 12, 2017 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

5 Unexpected Things Your Dentist Wishes You Did Every Day for a Healthy Mouth

Keeping your teeth in tip top condition involves a little more than twice yearly visits to the dentist. Implement these dental tips into your daily routine to set you on the right track to maintaining a healthy smile for life. Eat foods rich in calcium and phosphorous A balanced diet is one of the simplest ways you can give your teeth and gums the right nutrients to safeguard them against bacteria and disease. Calcium and phosphorous work hand-in-hand to keep your teeth and jawbone strong and healthy. Teeth love calcium, so be sure to include dairy into your diet. You can also source calcium from oranges, green vegetables, brown rice and salmon. You will get your daily dose of phosphorous from cereals, wheat germ, soya beans, nuts, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grapes, citrus fruit, cucumbers and tomatoes. Take vitamins good for your teeth If you’re worried your teeth and...

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