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6 Bad Dental Care Habits You Need To Change RIGHT NOW

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

Dental care seems straightforward for most of us. Brush twice a day. Visit the dentist twice a year. If anything seems out of the ordinary, ask your partner to look in your mouth and then compare the problem area to gross photos on Google Images. Easy peasy. But what you DIDN’T know is that there are six MAJOR things that you’re probably doing wrong right this second when it comes to the health of your teeth, gums and mouth. Dental Care Disaster: The Toothbrush Terror Some of you may believe that pain is gain when it comes to dental care. But brushing very hard, using a hard bristle brush or even following the old wives’ tale of brushing with abrasive materials (think baking soda) can have a negative impact on the health of your teeth and gums. Engaging in this kind of rough touch hygiene can see the precious...

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Something Borrowed, Something Zoom – Teeth Whitening For Your Special Day

Posted by on September 30, 2018 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Something Borrowed, Something Zoom – Teeth Whitening For Your Special Day

  Something Borrowed, Something Zoom – Teeth Whitening: The Finishing Touch To Your Special Day Your wedding day promises so much, the start of the rest of a happy life together. Put your best teeth forward on the day with Zoom Teeth Whitening at Robert Duhig Dental! A Smile To Stop Time You’ll look back on your wedding photographs years from now and smile. A wry smile at a crazy hair-do or fashion choice, perhaps reminiscing about older family members no longer with us. And your biggest smiles will be saved for the photos of the happy couple together. Having lovely, white teeth in your wedding photographs will remind you of the time in your life when you were so happy and poised on the verge of wonderful shared adventures: the start of your family’s journey together, the next step into the big, bold world of adult responsibilities. A...

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Why We’re The Go To Sandgate Dental Clinic For Nervous Nellies!

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

Why We’re The Go To Sandgate Dental Clinic For Nervous Nellies!

Why We’re The Go To Sandgate Dental Clinic For Nervous Nellies! Dental anxiety and nervousness is not only common but understandable, too. There are a lot of variables outside of your control and the idea of having instruments (let alone fingers!) shoved into your mouth can be enough to make even the toughest amongst us break out in a cold sweat.  Selecting a Sandgate dental clinic who will have the best interests of you (and your family) in mind can go a long way to allaying those fears and turning your regular dental check-ups into a positive experience. Yes, the right dentist can make all the difference! Here’s what to look out for. Signs of dental anxiety Your dental anxiety is nothing to be ashamed about. People with dental anxiety often experience: Racing heartbeat or palpitations Fainting (or feeling like fainting) Crying, panic, shaking Withdrawal or accidentally becoming aggressive...

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Your Dental Health Checklist from Robert Duhig Dentist Sandgate

Posted by on August 30, 2018 in Dental Tips, Sandgate | 0 comments

Robert Duhig Dentist in Sandgate provides top quality care for patients of every age. If you’d like to book a consultation appointment you can do so here. Timeline for teeth Parents are confronted by the reality of painful teething early on in their children’s lives but they are often confused by the best way to care for those tiny chompers. Here is an easy-to-follow timeline for your children’s tooth care by age. Dental health timeline for children • Prior to the eruption of teeth, try to gently wipe your baby’s gums with a wet cloth a few times a day. You can time these around feedings. • Brushing will begin when the first tooth arrives. Speak with your dentist about the best brush and paste combination. This is also when you should have your first visit to the dentist to check that teeth are coming in appropriately. • When...

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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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