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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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Tales From The Chair – Why I’m Not Scared Of The Dentist Anymore!

Posted by on March 28, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Tales From The Chair – Why I’m Not Scared Of The Dentist Anymore!

‘Ding Ding.’ I received an SMS from my brand new dentist. “We’re looking forward to seeing you on Friday for your appointment with Dr Duhig,” read the SMS. I felt my whole body tighten up and a sick feeling started whirling up in my stomach. Did I mention I used to be scared of the dentist? The experience that made me scared of the dentist My anxiety all started with a not so forgettable experience at another dentist where I dribbled so much because my mouth was numb and the dental nurse couldn’t suck my spit up quickly enough with the spit sucker thingy. I couldn’t forget about my inability to spit into the little bowl, embarrassed as a string of saliva hung from my mouth. I also couldn’t forget the massive discomfort of a dental tool being pressed with force on my numb lip. Oh, and did I...

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What You DIDN’T Know About Your Dental Hygienist

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

What You DIDN’T Know About Your Dental Hygienist

The role of the dental hygienist is vital in any dental practice. At Robert Duhig Dental, we are focused on providing the most professional, gentle treatment possible. Having confidence in your dental surgery isn’t just about having a perfect smile – it’s about knowing that you’re in confident, capable hands every step of the way. What is the role of the dental hygienist? A dental hygienist, otherwise known as a dental nurse, has a specific role to play in the treatment of patients. Their calm, consistent manner soothes the nerves of anxious patients who may have had negative experiences at other treatment centres. It’s their role to work towards preventing dental decay by ‘deep cleaning’ teeth. You’ll find them working away with patients to remove the build-up of plaque and provide professional cleaning that will improve the health of the teeth and gums. Removing Fear Many patients find the...

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Reflux Symptoms: Warning Signs & What You Can Do About Them

Posted by on February 28, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

For many people, that burning feeling in your chest (heartburn), after eating too much or eating too fast, is a familiar occurrence. While it’s normal to experience heartburn from time to time, regularly reoccurring acid reflux is usually diagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – a potentially serious chronic disease that occurs when stomach acid flows into the oesophagus and irritates the lining. If left untreated, GERD can increase the risk of cancer of the oesophagus or pharynx. Unfortunately, a lot of people go undiagnosed for years because they don’t take their acid reflux symptoms seriously. In fact, did you know that many people are actually first diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease by their dentist? How can your dentist help diagnose reflux? Dentists are often the first health care professionals to diagnose GERD as it can also greatly affect your teeth. Aside from heartburn, one of the first indications...

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Choosing the Right Family Dentist | Deagon, Brighton, & Boondall

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

Are you looking for the right family dentist in Deagon, Brighton, or Boondall? Robert Duhig Dental in Sandgate is the gentler alternative for families on the northside of Brisbane – and we’ve been privileged to treat generations of the same family, from babies to grandparents! You can feel confident that you’ll benefit from our years of experience, gentle approach, the use of the latest in dental technology, and our highly competitive fees. We understand that your family’s teeth are incredibly important – and we’re dedicated to looking after your smile and the smiles of your family members for years to come. Read on to find out more about what you should be looking for in your family’s dentist! What are the benefits? Having one dentist to tend to your family’s dental needs means that your dentist will be able to assess the overall health of your family’s teeth, while...

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New Year, New Smile? How Dental Veneers Transform Your Look

Posted by on January 29, 2019 in Sandgate | 0 comments

      Does the upcoming New Year have you dreaming of a new smile? Dental veneers might just be the answer. Enhance your smile with this simple, low maintenance option and choose the New Year’s resolution that will last for years to come. Learn how dental veneers can give you a fresh new look so you’ll be ringing in the New Year with confidence. Why you should add dental veneers to your New Year’s resolutions  If you’ve had a reason to shy away from showing off your smile, then veneers may be just what you need to get your New Year off to a great start. Cosmetic dentistry is now more sought after than ever, with Zoom Whitening, dental veneers and dental crowns topping the popularity list. The versatility of veneers makes them very common as they can be used to disguise minor imperfections, hide gaps and irregular...

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