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Choose A Gentle, Friendly Dental Clinic Brisbane

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

Taking care of your teeth is essential to overall good health but, for many people, visiting the dentist can cause anxiety. Finding a dentist you trust is the first step to overcoming your fears. If you’re looking for a dental clinic, Brisbane has no shortage of practices to choose from. But how do you narrow down the choices to find the right fit for you? A friendly and gentle dentist for the whole family From the moment you step through the doors of a dental clinic in Brisbane, you want to feel comfortable and cared for, particularly if the prospect of visiting the dentist makes you nervous. A dental clinic where all staff – from the receptionist to the dentist – are skilled at putting patients at ease can alleviate the fear associated with regular dental check-ups. And when you keep on top of your dental health, you’re less...

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New Year, New Smile From Robert Duhig Dentists!

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

New Year, New Smile From Robert Duhig Dentists!

It’s a whole new year, and it’s time to work on getting your smile into tip-top shape with Robert Duhig Dental, expert dentist in Sandgate! If there’s anything about your smile that has been niggling at you over the past year – a chipped tooth, discolouration, maybe even missing or damage teeth – a shiny new year is the perfect time to start on your shiny new smile. Not only will your teeth look a million bucks, you’ll feel a million bucks! Robert Duhig is the dentist for all your dental needs in Sandgate. Why is now the best time? The most obvious answer to this question is health insurance! Health insurance can be a tricky thing, so here’s a simple run down on how it works. Most health insurance policies have an annual limit or maximum, which is the most amount of money you can claim for certain...

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How Do You Correct An Overbite – And Should You Bother?

Posted by on February 1, 2018 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

    Many people look to correct an overbite. They’re concerned about the aesthetic impact of an overbite, which causes teeth to look unevenly placed in the mouth. There are also concerns about headaches or the propensity of other teeth problems that could be caused because of the uncorrected overbite. It seems that a lot of worrying goes on about how, when or where to correct an overbite. There’s another question that could be asked, though. Why?   Why should you correct an overbite? Not all overbites require correction. For many of us, it’s simply a case of teeth not perfectly aligning. Hey, nobody’s perfect! It’s a very common dental condition that can either be treated or left alone depending on severity. For some overbite sufferers, though, it will be necessary to correct an overbite. If this is the case, it will be because the overbite is severe enough...

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Help! His Adult Teeth Are Gappy! Childhood Dental Dramas?

Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

As a parent, you want your child to have absolutely every advantage in life. It’s part and parcel of having kids! When adult teeth start to come in and things begin to look not quite right, many parents become concerned and want to know how they can fix the problem. So let’s talk all things gappy teeth! Adult teeth looking gappy First of all, your child is in great company! Many famous, successful AND attractive adults have gappy teeth! Madonna, Woody Harrelson and Brigitte Bardot to name but a few! Having gappy adult teeth is not the worst thing that could happen to your child, so keep that in mind. Do gappy adult teeth need braces? There is no set answer to this question. Having a thorough consultation with a friendly, family dentist will reveal whether there is need for corrective action such as the application of braces. Adult...

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Crooked Teeth? It’s Not Too Late To Straighten Them!

Posted by on January 4, 2018 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Crooked Teeth? It’s Not Too Late To Straighten Them!

What Causes Crooked Teeth And What Are My Options To Fix Them? Crooked teeth can be a source of much embarrassment, negatively impacting your confidence and self-esteem. A healthy, straight smile is a wonderful asset, but aesthetics are not the only concern with crooked teeth. In fact, misaligned and overcrowded teeth can make proper brushing and hygiene difficult and, if left unchecked, can lead to more serious issues. Read on to discover what causes crooked teeth and the treatment options available to correct them. What causes crooked teeth? In most cases, crooked teeth are hereditary. Narrow or small jaws that can’t accommodate a full set of adult teeth are a common genetic trait. Others have issues with extra adult teeth growing in or missing ones that leave gaps. Upper and lower jaws that are misaligned can result in an over or under bite. But the cause of crooked teeth...

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Triclosan – Why It’s Being Banned And Which Brands Contain It!

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

Triclosan – Why It’s Being Banned And Which Brands Contain It!

You may have heard the news recently about Triclosan in toothpaste, and how some international bodies are moving to have it banned. In particular, the US Food Drugs and Alcohol body have banned the substance from all soap products. At this stage, however, they have left it in toothpaste. So what exactly is Triclosan – and why is it an issues? What is Triclosan, and why is it being banned? Triclosan is an antimicrobial substance that has been used in toothpaste, soaps, face wash, shower gel, and various other cosmetics and hygiene products for quite a while now. According the US FDA, the substance has shown a remarkable ability to reduce plaque and gingivitis. Unfortunately, recent animal studies have also shown that Triclosan may be an ‘endocrine disruptor’, meaning that it may lead to reproductive and developmental problems. Due to its anti-bacterial nature, Triclosan can also contribute to antibiotic...

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Halitosis Diagnosis And Treatment – Book Now – Robert Duhig Dental

Posted by on December 7, 2017 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Halitosis Diagnosis And Treatment – Book Now – Robert Duhig Dental

Bad breath is embarrassing but it’s something everyone will experience at one time or another. Garlic and onions often get a bad rap, and though it’s true that some foods can produce unpleasant odours to develop inside your mouth, this kind of bad breath is usually short-lived. Halitosis is more persistent and, often times, the sufferer is unaware of the problem. Read on to discover the causes of halitosis, who is most at risk of developing it and what you can do to treat the problem. What causes halitosis? Bad breath is caused by three different odourous gases that are released when bacteria begins to break down proteins in the mouth. These bacteria colonise on the tongue and at the back of the throat. In most cases, oral bacteria is a normal occurrence, but halitosis sufferers have an imbalance of bacteria that no amount of brushing or mouth wash...

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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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