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ClearCorrect – Orthodontics Exciting New Development!

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 treatment process will help you stay on track towards achieving the smile you’ve been dreaming of. The comfortable, carefree alternative to braces As ClearCorrect’s aligners are barely noticeable, they are an excellent alternative for those who prefer to be more low-key while going through treatment. As ClearCorrect invisible braces are removable, you can eat whatever you’d like without a care in the world and relax in social settings when dining out. You can also be confident that trips to the dentist for check-ups will be a piece of cake as there are no braces to be tightened with this solution. Choose a gentle dentist who offers these more comfortable aligners and be on your way to having a smile you’ll be proud to show off. Benefits beyond a stunning smile Straightening your teeth can be a life-changing decision. Did you know that while a gorgeous smile can go a long way, there are many other benefits to having straight teeth as well? Properly aligned teeth last longer, reduce stress on jaw joints (often resulting in fewer headaches), and they are easier to clean which is a bonus for your overall health. By choosing ClearCorrect, you can make a positive impact on more than just your stunning smile. A great alternative for adults Orthodontics have come a long way over the past few decades and with a range of options now available, there’s no need to shy away from having a beautiful smile at any age. If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of wearing braces in the workplace, you will love that invisible aligners are barely noticeable and are a low maintenance alternative for those with busy lifestyles. If you’ve always wished you had done something to straighten your teeth when you were younger – or if you did have braces...

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Is Breezecare Brisbane’s Most Effective Halitosis Cure?

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 your bad breath is coming from could be answered in the humble bathroom. Discuss preventative measures with your friendly dentist at your next check up and see if you can come up with a plan together. Self-Check: the avoider Have you found that you’re doing ‘extra’ things to compensate for that not-so-clean feeling in your mouth? Maybe you haven’t even noticed you’re doing it! Avoidant extras include: • Mouthwash • Lollies (to take the taste away) • Overloading on Tic Tacs and mints You could save a packet on these extras by addressing the problem head on! Try the breath test in the clinic to test your levels using science-based technology. Self-Check: other people Finally, pay close attention to the reactions of other people. This could be a bit of an ego-damager but it’s well worth it! Do they move away from you? Do they turn their heads away when you talk? Is your breath enough to stop enthusiastic sales people in their tracks? Do your kids refrain from getting up close and snuggly with you? Is your partner hesitant to kiss you? Ask yourself some of these hard questions and know that the answer could be simpler than you thought. How does Breezecare work? This is a scientific process that’s been developed by a collection of dentists and microbiologists with a focus on the improvement of oral health. They have focused on the presence of bacteria in the mouth that’s usually the result of lifestyle choices. What we choose to put in our mouth is reflected in the breath that comes out! You can find more information about BreezeCare technology here. Breezecare Brisbane – the only way is up! Don’t spend another minute feeling paranoid or embarrassed. There is hope for those afflicted by bad breath! Robert Duhig Dental...

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What YOU Can Do in Childhood to Avoid Teeth Braces in Teens!

What YOU Can Do in Childhood to Avoid Teeth Braces in Teens!

Aristotle famously said, “Give me a child until he is 7 and I will give you a man” and the same can be said for the care of teeth. Braces are an unfortunate reality that many of today’s parents are facing – but there are preventative measures you can take when they’re little to shape the face of gums to come! Childhood preventative measures Clinical x-Rays carried out when children are little can identify potential problems that may come to light when their adult teeth grow in. Preventative measures – such as the removal of problematic teeth – can be carried out in order to prevent teeth braces being necessary once the child grows. Removing teeth allow for growing gums to be given the space they need to yield lovely, straight teeth that don’t crowd in on each other. Were the procedure to be put off until they grow, it can be a case of removing teeth AND having braces. Removing the teeth early on may take a painful, prolonged step out of the equation. Isn’t the procedure scary? Any dental operation can be scary and overwhelming to anyone, regardless of age. Choosing a dentist who firmly believes in gentle dentistry means trusting those tiny teeth to a kind soul who will gently guide your child (and you, the parent) through the process. This means that dental anxiety will be dramatically decreased and the procedure will be a positive experience for all involved. What is involved in an extraction? Tooth extraction is generally a straight-forward procedure, but it requires an experienced dentist with a gentle approach to help ease a nervous young patient. Your child will only eat soft foods for about a day after the procedure and the normal dental care like teeth brushing should be done very carefully as the mouth and gums are likely to be sensitive. Choosing the Right Dentist for the Job Robert Duhig Dental has been providing gentle care for patients for nearly 30 years. The practice embraces the philosophy of kindness and respect, meaning that appointments are as long (and frequent) as they need to be. Children love the opportunity to get to know their dentist who will patiently explain everything and make them as comfortable as possible. Keen to know more about preventative care for children and what can be done to avoid teeth braces? Contact Robert Duhig Dental...

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How to choose the RIGHT Brisbane Dentist

How To Choose The RIGHT Brisbane Dentist For You – Where The Time Is Never Tooth-Thirty Searching for a dentist? Brisbane has many but finding the right fit can be tricky. Not all dental clinics are created equal, and for the nervous patient, it can be difficult to find one who suits the needs of you and your family. Whether you’re single, in a couple or you’ve got a whole lot of baby teeth along for the ride; you need quality care and you need it now. Here’s what to look for. How are they with nervous patients? Robert Duhig Dental isn’t known as the Gentle Dentist for nothing. If you’re a bit jittery in the chair, you can take comfort in the knowledge that you’re in caring hands here. You’ll be offered service that goes at a pace that you’re comfortable with. Instead of being rushed into the chair where mysterious, hurty objects are shoved into your mouth, you’ll be gently lead through procedures. You’ll most likely leave unsure as to why you were scared in the first place! Do they offer everything I need? So you need a dentist. Brisbane has many who boast a particular specialty. That’s fine if you’re just looking for only one kind of service but what if you go in for a procedure and find out you need something else done? Robert Duhig Dental proudly offers the following services to their customer family: • A Preventative Care Program • General Dental • Emergency Dental • Cosmetic Dentistry • Tooth Replacement • Tooth Grinding and TMJ Solutions • Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Treatment • Kids’ Dental Services How are they with children? Visiting a dentist with children can be incredibly stressful. As a rule, kids are often nervous and anxious about the dental surgery. At Robert Duhig Dental, kids come first. Their happiness and sense of wellbeing is paramount to the practice. In addition to a gentle dental philosophy, they’ll also experience dentistry that’s tailored to their age-appropriate needs. How long have they been practising? If you’re looking for experienced Brisbane dentists then you’ve got them. Rob has been operating in his own practice in Sandgate for close to 30 years. He ensures that only like-minded practitioners are part of his friendly team. The goal here is healthy mouths, not unhealthy wallets. There’s a passion for prevention here that’s ingrained in his patients, some of whom have been attending his surgery for their entire lives. Looking for a gentle, professional dentist? Brisbane practice Robert Duhig Dental are the number one choice. Contact us today to set up an...

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6 Bad Dental Care Habits You Need To Change RIGHT NOW

Dental care seems straightforward for most of us. Brush twice a day. Visit the dentist twice a year. If anything seems out of the ordinary, ask your partner to look in your mouth and then compare the problem area to gross photos on Google Images. Easy peasy. But what you DIDN’T know is that there are six MAJOR things that you’re probably doing wrong right this second when it comes to the health of your teeth, gums and mouth. Dental Care Disaster: The Toothbrush Terror Some of you may believe that pain is gain when it comes to dental care. But brushing very hard, using a hard bristle brush or even following the old wives’ tale of brushing with abrasive materials (think baking soda) can have a negative impact on the health of your teeth and gums. Engaging in this kind of rough touch hygiene can see the precious enamel on your teeth depleted. Enamel is important because it prevents teeth becoming damaged by acids found in food and drink. It also helps your teeth stay that beautiful pearly white. Dental Care Disaster: The Gum Neglecter On the other hand, some of you may go too gently when it comes to brushing. Making teeny tiny brushing movements only on the teeth and staying well away from the gums will see the development of gum line plaque. This is the main culprit of the dreaded bleeding gums phenomenon that so many patients present with in the dental chair. Dental Care Disaster: The Discolouration Dilemma Love coffee? Red wine? We know! We can see it on your teeth! Regular flossing, using the correct toothbrush, keeping up your dentist visits and a dedication to mouth cleanliness can minimise the impact of teeth discolouration. The only thing that will minimise it completely is putting a stop to those tooth-hurty vices altogether. Dental Care Disaster: The Cursed Cigarette Without shadow of a doubt, cigarettes are far and away the most easily avoidable dental disaster. If patients choose to smoke (and they do make a choice to do so) then they are opening the door for serious gum disease. They’ll discolour the teeth but that problem is far outweighed by the very real, lifelong damage being done with every drag on a cigarette. Butt out for your own health and the health of your poor teeth and gums. Dental Care Disaster: The Great Ignorer When’s the last time you visited a dentist? A year? Two years? Five years? Ignoring a dental care problem will not make it go away – it will only magnify the issue. Make a move towards a friendly dentist who understands your hesitation. Dental Care Disaster: The Over-Rinser Here’s one you’re...

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Your Dental Health Checklist from Robert Duhig Dentist Sandgate

Robert Duhig Dentist in Sandgate provides top quality care for patients of every age. If you’d like to book a consultation appointment you can do so here. Timeline for teeth Parents are confronted by the reality of painful teething early on in their children’s lives but they are often confused by the best way to care for those tiny chompers. Here is an easy-to-follow timeline for your children’s tooth care by age. Dental health timeline for children • Prior to the eruption of teeth, try to gently wipe your baby’s gums with a wet cloth a few times a day. You can time these around feedings. • Brushing will begin when the first tooth arrives. Speak with your dentist about the best brush and paste combination. This is also when you should have your first visit to the dentist to check that teeth are coming in appropriately. • When teeth appear together, you may begin flossing. This may seem silly when they are so small but you are investing in developing a lifetime of good habits. Flossing early will naturalise the process for your children and make it part of your bedtime routine. • After the age of one, you may look at different toothpaste options. Continue your flossing routine. Try to remember your twice yearly dental cleanings and examinations. • If your child uses dummies or is a thumb sucker, talk to your dentist about strategies to put an end to this habit as they may have negative consequences on permanent teeth development. • At around age 6, baby teeth will begin to fall out and be replaced by adult teeth. Painful adult molars will appear which may cause some distress. • When adult teeth have all appeared, it may become apparent that braces are required. You should consult with your dental technician and dentist about this process. When children play sports, you may also want to get them fitted for a mouthguard. Every day dental care The above milestones are significant moments in your child’s maturity. You can ensure they put their best teeth forward by: • Making sure they brush and floss twice a day • Making sure they attend their friendly dentist for twice yearly check ups • Making sure they have a once yearly professional dental clean Make it a habit! Develop an active relationship with your family dentist today to instil positive dental associations in your child. You’re their best chance for a show-stopping smile! Contact our friendly staff today to arrange your family’s dental...

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