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Fun Ways to Help Kids Prevent Cavities!

Posted by on August 16, 2019 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Fun Ways to Help Kids Prevent Cavities!

Tired of having to fight your kids morning and night when it comes to tooth care? There’s just no need to wade through bedtime battles about tooth brushing. If you want to prevent cavities in children, today is the perfect time to start teaching them all about the benefits of healthy teeth and gums. How to prevent cavities in children’s teeth For many, party season and special occasions (and even afternoon tea) can be a time of excess. Lollies, cakes, candies, sweeties, candy canes, bon bons, cupcakes, sugary drinks… the list goes on! It can certainly be sugar overload for children – which is why the time is right for some positive messages about how great dental hygiene can prevent cavities. If you like, you can even get some family favourites involved! The best way to brush tiny teeth The Raising Children Network has some excellent resources for parents...

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How Does a Sonic Toothbrush Work?

Posted by on August 6, 2019 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

How Does a Sonic Toothbrush Work?

Sonic toothbrushes in Australia are quickly becoming all the rage. This innovative technology is sold by a lot of well-known Australian suppliers and offers users a revolutionary new approach to shining up those pearly whites. But what’s it all about? Is a sonic toothbrush the right choice for you? What benefits do they offer the everyday consumer? Let’s find out. What is a Sonic Toothbrush? A sonic, or ultrasonic, toothbrush uses state-of-the-art technology to specifically target plaque and ensure teeth are left cleaner than clean. It emits ultrasound and sonic waves (up to 16,000 strokes per minute if you can believe it!) in order to vibrate the brush and enhance the cleaning process. The process for using a sonic toothbrush mirrors what you may be used to with an electric toothbrush. It will move back and forth over your teeth at high speed in order to remove plaque and bacteria...

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Gum Disease Treatment – Why You MUST Act Early

Posted by on July 28, 2019 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Gum disease is a real threat to individuals and families. By the time many people are actually sitting in the dental chair, the disease has gone untreated for some time, and real damage has been done to otherwise healthy teeth and gums. What do you need to know about gum disease treatment? Here’s an overview of some of the nasties you might encounter and what treatments are available. Gingivitis This is a form of gum disease caused by a build up of plaque. This then has the knock-on effect of producing toxins that infect and irritate the gums. It’s a case of ‘good bacteria gone bad’ and is one of the most common gum diseases seen in the chair. Receding Gums Here we find that the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth is pulled away. This exposes more of the tooth or the tooth root. The gaps that form...

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

Posted by on July 15, 2019 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

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?...

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

Posted by on June 28, 2019 in Sandgate | 0 comments

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...

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

Posted by on June 14, 2019 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

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...

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What to Expect During In-Chair Teeth Whitening: Brisbane Dentist Explains

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

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...

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Only 1980s Sandgate Kids Will Understand

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Sandgate | 0 comments

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...

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Can We Do Anything About the Effects of Soft Drink on Teeth?

Posted by on April 30, 2019 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

It’s the stuff of dentistry nightmares and the guilty pleasure of so many Australians. Consumption of sugary soft drink. And though some common myths about certain soft drinks being able to dissolve coins has been subsequently debunked, there’s no denying that regularly consuming sugary drinks can have. Detrimental effect on our dental health. We know it’s bad but we do it anyway. So really, surely there’s some way to stem the effects of soft drink on teeth. Some magic cure or special tool at the dentist’s office that can undo a lifetime of bad beverage habits? Let’s investigate.   What are the effects of soft drink on teeth? These drinks are very high in sugar. This sugar interacts with the bacteria already in your mouth to form acid that then goes on to attack your teeth. This is a damaging reaction and, depending on how often you indulge, can...

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Oh No! My Child Needs Crowns! Here’s Why It’s NOT The End Of The World

Posted by on April 15, 2019 in Dental Tips, Sandgate | 0 comments

There’s no denying it – your child has a tooth cavity and the damage looks pretty bad. You can’t help but feel terrible. Weren’t you doing everything to help keep their mouth healthy? Brushing, flossing, reducing sugar: you did all the right things, but your child still managed to get a hole so big they now need crowns on their baby teeth. Well, you can set aside the parental guilt, as tooth decay in children is incredibly common – the World Health Organization estimates that between 60-90% of school-aged children worldwide have cavities. And while it sounds like a crown is an extreme course of action for a tooth that will fall out soon anyway, it’s actually quite necessary.   Why would a child need crowns?   There are several reasons a child would need a crown on their baby teeth rather than just a filling or removing the...

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