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Halitosis Diagnosis And Treatment – Book Now – Robert Duhig Dental

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 can fix. Certain foods can exacerbate the problem, but eliminating them from your diet will not guarantee an end to the bad breath. Are you at risk? There are some factors which can make you more susceptible to halitosis and these include: dental problems including poor oral hygiene and gum disease dry mouth, which can be caused by dehydration, alcohol, stress and some medications smoking which deprives the mouth of oxygen nasal and mucous problems including sinusitis and post-nasal drip medical conditions such as some carcinomas, kidney failure and diabetes people with sensory issues who may struggle with oral care due to problems with brush texture or the taste of toothpaste. Unless someone mentions your offensive breath, it can be difficult to know just how bad the problem is. There are certain symptoms which can indicate you have halitosis including: dry mouth a noticeable build up around the teeth a white coating on the tongue, especially at the back a constant sour, metallic taste thick saliva excessive mucous or the frequent feeling of needing to clear the throat. A simple and cost-effective solution Good dental hygiene is first and foremost in maintaining good oral health and avoiding bad breath. But halitosis can occur even when you do everything right. It’s a frustrating and embarrassing problem which can impact on your self-esteem and confidence. Thankfully, cutting edge technology is available to assess the problem and treat it effectively. A quick and non-invasive test measures the gasses in your mouth and, from there, a suitable treatment plan is created to beat bad breath for good. Is bad breath negatively impacting your life? Simple and affordable treatment is available. To book in your Halitosis Testing, call Robert Duhig Dental TODAY on (07) 3269...

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Senior Dental Care in Brisbane – How to Keep Those Pearly Whites Healthy

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 senior dental care in Brisbane. Read on to find out what you can do to ensure your teeth stay healthy as you get older. Common health issues in seniors There are a range of health issues common in seniors that you need to be aware of. These include: tooth sensitivity oral thrush gum or periodontal disease dry mouth tooth decay tooth loss. If any of these issues are left untreated, they can snowball and have extreme consequences on the health of your mouth or your immune system overall. Regular dental visits can help nip these concerns in the bed, before they get out of control. Maintaining your pearly whites at home Is life busier than even since you retired? Or perhaps your diet has changed recently? Don’t lose touch with your dental routine as your lifestyle changes. Keep up these steps! Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist. Be aware of the warning signs of tooth decay – specifically tooth sensitivity and grinding, pain, mouth sores and bumps, swelling, loose teeth, your jaw popping or clicking, and dry mouth syndrome. Pop in for a visit if you experience any of these. Visit your dentist regularly. This is incredibly important as you age, so your dentist can monitor the health of your mouth and take any preventative steps that might be necessary. Ensure your dentures and bridges are properly maintained and cleansed. This is incredibly important, so if you have any questions, please ask your dentist for advice. See your dentist before and after any surgery you might have. Keep your dentist informed of the medications you take, or any changes you make to your medications. Accept any physical limitations you might have as a result of issues like arthritis. Nowadays, dentists are able to provide brushes with elongated heads...

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Why Get Cosmetic Dentistry in Brisbane… Not Thailand?

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 – to hell with the risk! Cosmetic dentistry in Brisbane is more affordable than you think. Contact your local cosmetic dentist in Brisbane for a free appraisal and quote and be sure to ask them about financial plans. You may even be eligible for money back with your private health fund. Don’t disregard getting your cosmetic dentistry done in Brisbane until you fully investigate the costs. You might be surprised how reasonable they are! Choose a cosmetic dentist you can trust Cosmetic dentistry and major dental works usually involve several appointments and consultations. It can be nerve-wracking and scary for some. When you choose a Brisbane cosmetic dentist, you can build a rapport with them. They will do their best to make you feel safe and at ease. You can trust that they will be gentle and know what they are doing. You can be guaranteed that your cosmetic dentist in Brisbane is experienced and qualified to Australian standards. Can you say the same about cosmetic dentists overseas? When you have dental work performed overseas, you don’t always have the opportunity to build the same level of trust with your dentist. You are oftenallocated a dentist on the day and have little time to feel reassured with their expertise. They may not be as qualified as dentists in Brisbane, have the same level of experience, nor follow the same health standards.   What if things go wrong? The more complex the dental work, the greater the chance of things going pear-shaped. The last thing you want is to have your teeth in worse shape than you started with or be left with an infection or in pain. If you’re not satisfied with your dental work or are having post-surgery complications, you can’t just whip back overseas and ask your dentist to take...

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The Disturbing Rise of Teeth Whitening in Brisbane

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 to dentists. You don’t want to skimp on your smile – you want to give your toothy pegs a well-deserved spa day. Only a professional dentist can do this safely and effectively. Teeth whitening options There are a number of different options available currently to help you whiten your teeth. These include: Teeth whitening strips Teeth whitening strips involve the application of a film of bleaching agent directly to the teeth, which gradually whitens them. The effect lasts for about 1 to 2 weeks depending on your lifestyle, so it’s an ongoing process. While the strips are usually inexpensive, it’s not very effective, and the chemicals used can be harmful. Whitening pens Whitening pens include ingredients similar to those found in the whitening strips – peroxide and baking soda – but without the longer exposure that whitening strips provide. Again, they’re inexpensive and only temporarily effective. At-home bleaching At home bleaching is when a solution is applied to a plastic tray that looks similar to a mouth guard. This is inserted into the mouth, where the solution is left on the teeth for around 30 to 60 minutes. With proper care, the whitening effect can last for 3 to 12 months. Professional ‘in office’ treatments In a professional dentist setting, a gel is applied to the teeth and an LED light is used to whiten them. The procedure usually takes 60 minutes, and involves the dehydration of the teeth surfaces, which brightens them. The effects of this procedure can last for 1 to 3 years. Smartlight 3LT and Smart Bleach KTP Laser treatments This method is more advanced and involves the use of a specially formulated red gel on the teeth and a green light to whiten. The process doesn’t involve dehydration and is therefore much better for your teeth,...

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My Filling Fell Out! What Do You Do And How To Get Help!

My Filling Fell Out! What Do You Do And How To Get Help!

Help! My Filling Fell Out! What Do You Do When Your Fillings Start Abandoning Ship? A bite of lunch. A sip of coffee. You run your tongue along your teeth when suddenly you realise… It’s gone. That familiar presence in your mouth. Your helpful little tooth buddy has sailed off into the sunset quicker than you can say “Ahoy there!”. So what do you do when you realise that your filling fell out? What does it mean? A word about fillings A filling is designed to provide assistance to a tooth that has experienced decay. It can be made from a variety of materials depending on personal choice, dental availability, aesthetic preference and cost. The filling material effectively acts as a plug and safeguards the tooth against the invasion of further bacteria. By very nature of the complex processes of the human mouth, fillings are not designed to last forever. As the mouth, jaw and teeth will shift and change over time, it’s only natural that your fillings will eventually decide to sail off towards that big dental surgery in the sky. But my filling fell out! Besides feeling betrayed by your problem filling, there are a few questions you may have. Where did it go? Is anything bad going to happen? What do I do now? Where did my filling go? Good question. Your filling could have become dislodged in something that you were eating. It could have fallen out while you were brushing or flossing. Or… you could have swallowed it. (It’ll pass.) None of these are a big deal. If your filling fell out, the most important thing to do is to let it go and focus on the aspect of your treatment you can actually control. Is anything bad going to happen? Your decayed tooth is now exposed to the air, bacteria and food substances. You might experience a weird sensation, like nerves tingling, or you may be in actual pain. When you realise that your filling fell out your first port of call should be your dentist. What do I do now? Call your family dentist and arrange a dental appointment as quickly as possible to prevent further damage to the exposed tooth. Let reception know that your filling fell out so they can give you any further immediate advice. Don’t let a tooth mutiny get you down. If your filling fell out, set sail for Robert Duhig Dental for the gentlest treatment on the high...

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Don’t Ignore Tooth Pain! Book Your Affordable Emergency Dental Care In Brisbane NOW.

Don’t Ignore Tooth Pain! Book Your Affordable Emergency Dental Care In Brisbane NOW.

Affordable Emergency Dental Care – How We Care For You If you’ve ever had a toothache, you’ll know just how much it can ruin your day. Too often though, people choose to soldier on, despite the pain and discomfort. But delaying treatment for dental pain can result in a minor and easily treated problem growing into something much worse. Don’t ignore your dental pain! It’s possible to find affordable emergency dental care to relieve your tooth pain swiftly and gently. Triage care: stop the pain immediately, then plan further treatment Dental pain can be incredibly debilitating. Using a triage system, your dentist will first aim to alleviate the discomfort you’re experiencing. Once pain-free, you and your dentist can discuss any further treatment that might be required to resolve your dental issue. This is especially useful if you have chipped or cracked a tooth. Broken teeth can expose the nerve, which then makes eating and drinking painful. An initial stop-gap solution can soothe the pain then and there with further treatment scheduled for a later time. Treat the problem early with affordable emergency dental care! Payment plans for emergency dental care Putting off treating your dental emergency for financial reasons? Not only do you deserve to be pain-free, but delaying treatment can result in a costlier problem in the long run. In the case of broken teeth, leaving the nerve exposed can lead to permanent damage, which can be much harder to treat and can even result in the damaged tooth needing to be extracted. Payment plans are available to make affordable emergency dental care a possibility for everyone, even when you don’t have the money upfront. Pay as you go Are you avoiding treating your strong tooth pain because of the upfront financial outlay? If your dental treatment requires multiple visits over time, paying for each appointment as you go means affordable emergency dental care is within reach. Gentle and competitively priced dentists are always busy and it can be tricky to get an appointment for a standard visit. At Rob Duhig Dentists, emergency care is prioritised as needed. Each day, time is blocked out for emergency walk-in appointments, including some nights, so it makes sense to call and check on availability. Affordable emergency dental care can be performed on short notice, relieving your tooth pain and preventing further damage. Call Robert Duhig, the gentle Brisbane dentist, to secure your appointment NOW on (07) 3269...

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