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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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Emergency Dentists North Brisbane – OPEN TODAY

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

    If you’re looking for ‘dentists near me’ and require an emergency dentist in North Brisbane, Robert Duhig Dental can happily provide a little calm in your chaos. This can be a stressful time so let’s cut to the chase and give you what you need to know. Here’s what you need to do if you’re requiring emergency dental assistance. Finding an Emergency Dentist in North Brisbane We always keep a number of appointments open in case an emergency arises. Staff will advise you of what emergency appointments are available. They’ll also be able to give you some ‘over the phone’ assistance to help you minimise discomfort and calm down. Be Careful With Painkillers Using a painkiller might accidentally mask something a little more serious. Talk to our nursing staff over the phone and let them know what you’ve had and how you’re feeling. It’s best to try...

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ClearCorrect – Orthodontics Exciting New Development!

Posted by on December 27, 2018 in Dental Tips, Sandgate | 0 comments

Say goodbye to wires, brackets and elastics – there’s a new treatment plan in town. ClearCorrect orthodontics is a simpler alternative to braces, consisting of a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom made to fit you perfectly. This gentle, gradual straightening process is discreet, low maintenance, and far more comfortable than traditional braces. Read on to find out how ClearCorrect invisible braces can give you a reason to smile! ClearCorrect is the clear winner in orthodontics technology ClearCorrect invisible braces are surprisingly low maintenance – and as they are made without BPA or phthalates, they are a safe choice for your family. The aligners are removable which means they can easily be cleaned with a regular toothbrush, gentle toothpaste and cool water. This simple alternative to braces also makes brushing and flossing your teeth a breeze. Knowing you can keep your pearly whites extra shiny throughout the...

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Is Breezecare Brisbane’s Most Effective Halitosis Cure?

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

Robert Duhig Dental are proud to be one of the only, if not THE only, local dental surgeries to offer Breezecare. Brisbane has been shouting out for positive, proactive dental care that focuses on BREATH – and here it is! Self-Analysis: Could Breezecare in Brisbane work for you? There are a few simple ways to figure out if this innovation could be a positive influence in your life – as well as the lives of your family and friends. This is a potential halitosis solution that could be the cure to what ails you (if what ails you is bad breath!). Self-Check: what are my dental habits? Taking a close look at your current dental habits could be an indicator of the causes of bad breath that you may be experiencing. Regular brushing? Flossing? If the answers to those questions aren’t a resounding yes then the question about where...

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Can My Teeth Be Whitened? Teeth Whitening Or Cosmetic Veneers

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

Can My Teeth Be Whitened? Teeth Whitening Or Cosmetic Veneers

Considering teeth whitening? Brisbane is full of people just like you who are wondering if it really works. Effective treatments for discoloured teeth are readily available but not all smiles will respond well to teeth whitening treatments. But don’t despair! There are alternatives including cosmetic veneers. Read on to learn what is involved with each option and which is the right one for you. When to book a treatment for teeth whitening Certain foods, lifestyle choices and age can cause teeth discolouration. Foods such as coffee, red wine, tea and soft drinks are known causes. Smoking is also a common problem for extrinsic staining – this is when the outer layer of the tooth (the enamel) is stained. Such discolouration problems can be minimised with teeth whitening treatments such as “in-chair” Zoom Teeth Whitening. Zoom Teeth Whitening is a clinic dentistry treatment. The appointment involves the use of an...

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