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The Truth Behind What Makes A Truly Gentle Dentist

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

The Truth Behind What Makes A Truly Gentle Dentist

Do you get sweaty palms and knots in your stomach at the mere thought of even making a dental appointment? If so, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is a surprisingly common phenomenon. The good news, however, is that caring, gentle dentists DO exist so don’t give up on your oral health just yet. As an experienced, gentle dentist, Robert Duhig knows that dental anxiety is not unusual and greets each patient with a friendly, empathetic ear, helping them to go into their appointment with confidence. If you’re riddled with dental anxiety, contact Robert Duhig Dental to learn how their extremely gentle practices can get you back on the road to a happy, healthy smile.  A gentle dentist will put you at ease from the first point of contact  For some people, dental anxiety can result in going to great lengths to avoid visiting the dentist altogether. However, an experienced...

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How The Tooth Fairy Can Help Teach Kids To Care For Adult Teeth!

Posted by on September 30, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

How The Tooth Fairy Can Help Teach Kids To Care For Adult Teeth!

Losing a tooth is a rite of passage for children worldwide, and in many western cultures, it’s marked by a very special visit from a magical, nocturnal guest, affectionately known as the Tooth Fairy. While the Tooth Fairy most commonly exchanges the lost tooth for money, she can also play an important role in encouraging good oral hygiene for years to come. Words of encouragement from the one and only! While most children are excited at the prospect of losing a tooth, for others, the experience can be a bit scary. They may be nervous about feeling pain, feel insecure about what they will look like with a missing tooth, or feel queasy at the thought of seeing any blood. So, when the big day does come, it’s a cause for celebration. Not only is it important for parents to be supportive, but it’s also an opportunity for the...

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Our Best Tips For Instilling Great Dental Habits In Kids With Sensory Issues

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

Our Best Tips For Instilling Great Dental Habits In Kids With Sensory Issues

For many people, oral health care is something they take for granted by regularly flossing, brushing and seeing their dentist for regular check-ups. However, for children with sensory issues, oral care (including visits to the dentist) can be quite challenging.  People with sensory issues often hate the taste of toothpaste, dislike the feeling of a toothbrush against their teeth, have a heightened sense of having their face and mouth touched, and have extra sensitivity to bright lights, smells and sounds associated with dental check-ups. However, by teaming with the right dentist, oral care can be smooth sailing for both the child and their parents. With the right tools, brushing teeth can be a breeze While some people love the sensation of brushing their teeth and having that sparkling clean feeling, people with sensory issues can find it very unpleasant. Thankfully, your dentist can recommend specialised products that don’t overload...

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Back Teeth Problems – Should You Get a Root Canal or an Extraction?

Posted by on August 31, 2019 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Back Teeth Problems – Should You Get a Root Canal or an Extraction?

A lot of unnecessary dental anxiety can build at the prospect of a root canal or extraction. Please be assured that these are very commonplace dental procedures, performed with the utmost care, that will cause little to no discomfort or disruption to your everyday life. There is no need to be concerned, but you do need to have very real conversations with your gentle dental practitioner about what is involved and what you need to know. Why a root canal? Root canals occur when the teeth at the back of your mouth (generally speaking) are problematic – typically when there is a pulp-filled cavity in the root of the tooth. The procedure is very common, and it is not normal to feel as if you are experiencing excessive pain, particularly when you employ the services of a consummate dental professional. The root canal is a procedure designed to save...

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How to Make the Most of Your Extras Cover for Dental Before It Expires!

Posted by on August 26, 2019 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

How to Make the Most of Your Extras Cover for Dental Before It Expires!

The end of the year signifies change. The old year draws to a close, the new one is just around the corner. There is promise of growth and new beginnings after the festive season and we spend a lot of time focused on all our plans for the year ahead. But what about what we’ve already got in our pockets right now? Many people forget about it but the end of the year means all insurance policies reset – and you could be about to miss out if you don’t act soon. To make the most of your extras cover for dental, book in to see your family dentist as soon as possible to explore the world of savings that’s waiting for you this festive season! Extras cover for dental No two health funds are exactly alike, so it’s important to check in with your individual provider to see...

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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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