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School Dentists Are Great BUT Here’s Why You Still Need To See Your Family Dentist

School Dentists Are Great BUT Here’s Why You Still Need To See Your Family Dentist

Before you discount the importance of a family dentist, STOP and read this, it could save your child’s teeth! From a young age you teach your child how important looking after their teeth is, you take it upon yourself to ensure you are doing everything possible to make sure their dental health is A1. So why would you not consider seeing a family dentist in North Brisbane as well? Here are a few reasons why you should! Family dentists are important Having the option to visit the school dentist is great and the benefits are undeniable but there are also just as many reasons why you should visit a family dentist as well. Regular check-ups – The school dentist only visits once a year, while this free service is fantastic and essential for many families, sometimes it isn’t enough. Regular check-ups are crucial in maintaining proper oral hygiene. These check-ups and cleans at the family dentist can potentially save your child from having to have a tooth pulled instead of just having a filling. Children’s teeth change – As children grow so do their teeth. When baby / milk teeth fall out and the new adult teeth grow through, it is important that you keep an eye on them. Are they too cramped or are they growing in on an angle? Issues like this can become major concerns for dental health and confidence down the track so it is imperative that you pay a visit to your family dentist at least every six months. Get familiar – By visiting a regular family dentist it helps not just you but also the kids to form a relationship with the dentist. This is crucial in forming trust between the dentist and child as trust can relieve (if not completely eliminate) fear of going to the dentist. Seeing the same dentist consistently will also allow the dental staff to become more familiar with your family and children and know what their dental weaknesses are. This knowledge could prevent serious work to be required in the future. Visiting the school dentist is not an option that is available to everyone so if it is offered to your child, you should definitely take it. You can never invest enough time into your child’s dental health. Even the best dentist North Brisbane has will tell you the same! Find your regular family dentist in North Brisbane and give your kids the best care...

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Is Sandgate Brisbane’s Home of Healthy Living?

Is Sandgate Brisbane’s Home of Healthy Living?

Is Sandgate Brisbane’s Home of Healthy Living? What makes Sandgate Brisbane’s healthiest suburb to live? Here are 5 reasons why Sandgate simply can’t be beaten as the healthiest place in Brisbane. Exercise Whether you’re into running, walking, riding or even scootering with the kids, you simply can’t find a better place to get active outdoors than Sandgate’s waterfront. Why would anyone want to pound the pavement breathing in car fumes along busy main roads when you can jog for around 8km along the waterfront one way from Sandgate to Brighton. If it’s raining or you want to incorporate gym equipment into your fitness regime, there are several gyms and a health club in Sandgate, including a 24 hour gym. There’s also a local CrossFit gym and community at CrossFit 4017. If swimming is your thing then Sandgate Aquatic Centre has a 50 metre pool so you can swim laps with an ocean front view. For the more adventurous how about stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing or kite surfing with Surf Connect? It’s hard not to get caught up in the fitness vibe with so many amazing places to exercise in Sandgate, Brisbane. Healthy food When you’ve finished your morning run, power walk, cycle, swim or Cross Fit class how about a cold pressed green juice at one of Sandgate’s organic wholefoods and juice bars such as Satori Organics? If you’re into fresh and healthy food Sandgate leaves you spoiled for choice with several local organic produce stores. There’s even a local farmers market held at Sartori Organics each Wednesday and Sunday so you can stock up on the freshest organic fruit and vegetables, handmade cheeses, artisan breads as well as fermented and gluten free goodies. Fresh unpolluted air Living in Sandgate lets you enjoy the best of both worlds; the clean living of a sea side suburb and the bright lights, bars, art galleries, museums and employment opportunities of a big city. You can be in the heart of Brisbane in about 30 minutes by train from Sandgate station. Whether you’re heading into the city for work or play there’s nothing like coming home to the clean salty tang of fresh ocean air in Sandgate. Abundant green spaces Green spaces such as parks and outdoor recreation areas make everyone healthier and happier. Research shows that more parks and trees not only give everyone space to exercise and play in nature but they also help to reduce stress, enhance mood and reduce feelings of fear, anger and aggression. They also create closer knit communities and safer neighbourhoods. Sandgate is one of Brisbane’s greener suburbs and is blessed with abundant parks and nature reserves, the most notable being the esplanade...

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Healthy Sandgate September Has Arrived!

It’s the perfect place to enjoy an outdoorsy lifestyle – we love living in 4017 and we think it’s Brisbane’s destination for healthy living.  We’ve teamed up with some of Sandgate’s other favourite health providers to help you get fit and healthy for Spring.  Stay tuned all September for healthy options and tips for the 4017 area!  Enter now to win some cool local prizes, including a full dental check up (including xrays) to get your teeth in shape too! a Rafflecopter...

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What Is Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome and How Can it be Treated?

What Is Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome and How Can it be Treated?

What Is Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome And How Can it be Treated? If you’ve struggled with feeling tired and exhausted through the day, snoring and insomnia – speak with your dentist. You may be suffering from a condition called Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome. Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) is like a milder version of obstructive sleep apnoea, although testing in sleep clinics will often not detect UARS. The disorder is more common in women and younger people and not unusual in the third trimester of pregnancy. It’s caused by difficulty breathing past obstructions in the upper airways, causing the brain to constantly rouse itself from the deeper, restorative stages of sleep. You may not even be aware of waking through the night; all you will know is that you wake feeling exhausted and you’re always tired, cranky and irritable. Symptoms of Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome The most common symptoms of UARS are: difficulty getting to sleep problems staying asleep snoring or heavy breathing excessive daytime sleepiness feeling exhausted in the morning morning headaches chronic jaw pain a dry and furry mouth and tongue on waking a scalloped tongue (teeth imprints around the edge of your tongue giving it a scalloped or frilled appearance). UARS is commonly misdiagnosed or mistaken for other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and depression. If you’ve been diagnosed with any of these and your current treatment and medication is not helping, it’s time to get a second opinion. How is Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome diagnosed? UARS can be diagnosed via an at home sleep test using the Medibyte portable diagnostic system. You don’t need to book into a sleep clinic or leave home. You simply use the Medibyte as instructed by your dentist during a normal night’s sleep in your own bed. The Medibyte is comfortable to wear and easy to set up. It will monitor and record the number of times your brain is aroused from sleep. Not every dental clinic has invested in this revolutionary diagnostic portable sleep study machine. Contact Robert Duhig Dentist for more information today. How is UARS treated? Once Upper Airways Resistance Syndrome has been diagnosed by the Medibyte portable diagnostic system, your dentist will work with you to develop a treatment plan to correct the condition. Treatment for UARS usually involves the use of oral appliances, exercise and lifestyle changes. You can finally start getting a good night’s sleep! Life changing treatment and diagnosis Imagine how good it would feel to finally start waking in the morning feeling refreshed and energised for the day ahead? With proper diagnosis and treatment, you can get your life back. If you or a family member suffers from...

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Ever Visited A Breath Clinic In Brisbane? Here’s What Happens.

Ever Visited A Breath Clinic In Brisbane? Here’s What Happens.

What Happens When You Get Your Breath Tested At Our Breath Clinic in Brisbane? Find the answers and get solutions to your bad breath problems while you wait. At Robert Duhig Dentist, our state of the art bad breath analyser gives answers within minutes! The team at our breath clinic are Brisbane’s halitosis treatment specialists. Diagnosing the cause of bad breath is essential to treating the underlying cause and eliminating the problem for good. The Oral Chroma bad breath analyser is scientifically validated, non-invasive, pain free and suitable for both adults and children. Results are ready in minutes and treatment can be started straight away. How does the Oral Chroma bad breath analyser work? The Oral Chroma bad breath analyser works by measuring the different volatile gases responsible for bad breath. These gases are produced by various species of bacteria in your mouth and throat. It’s now clearly established that bad breath is caused by the wrong type of bacteria living in your mouth. These bacteria produce gases that smell bad. The three main gases responsible for bad breath are: Methyl mercaptan, which smells like faeces Hydrogen sulphide, which smells like rotten eggs Dimethyl sulphide, which smells like cabbage or gasoline. By analysing the concentrations of these gases in your breath, your dentist can determine which bacteria are the culprits responsible for your bad breath and start you on the most appropriate and specific treatment. How is your breath tested? When you arrive at our breath clinic in Brisbane, your dentist will ask you some questions and conduct an oral examination before testing your breath with the Oral Chroma. This typically includes questions about your medical history and diet followed by a thorough examination of your teeth and gums looking for infection, areas where food is impacted and tooth decay. Once the dentist is ready to test your breath with the Oral Chroma, they will place a syringe into your mouth – but don’t worry, there’s no needle attached to the syringe. You’ll be asked to breathe normally through your nose while the syringe is left in your mouth for a minute. The dentist will then suck up a sample of breath and inject this into the Oral Chroma testing machine. The machine takes about 5 minutes to analyse the gas samples in your breath and a report is printed once this is done. Your dentist will go through what the results mean and give you a copy of the report to take home. Identify and eliminate the bacteria that cause bad breath Once the Oral Chroma has analysed your breath and identified the problem bacteria, your dentist can work with you to correct the bacterial imbalance in your...

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Happy Anniversary – 33 Years in Sandgate!

Happy Anniversary – 33 Years in Sandgate!

  On June 1st, 1983, Robert Duhig opened his dental practice here in Sandgate.  Back then, he was at Laurel’s Arcade at the other end of our little high street.  In 1993 Robert Duhig opened in the current site, just opposite the Town Hall.  In 33 years, we’ve been proud to provide the highest quality dental services to the folks of Sandgate, and now treat four generations of some of the local families! Sally Ann Atkinson was on the rise. Image Credit 33 years is a long time! It was the year that Malcolm Fraser was granted a double dissolution in parliament. It was the year Bob Hawke became prime minister.  It was the year we won the America’s Cup.  The average wage was $319.60 per week.   Electric trains had been coming to Shorncliffe for just a year.  There was no Gateway Bridge, so trips down to the other side of the river meant packing a lunch!                     Sandgate foreshore was a quiet day trip destination for Brisbane families Image credit     We went to Redcliffe via the bumpiest bridge in Brisbane Image Credit Parents actually took their kids for a day trip on one of the fancy new banana busses! Image Credit Everyone shopped at Toombul because Chermside was so small and lame!   Image Credit Sandgate got its beautiful Senior’s Centre. Image Credit And a trip to the Queen Street Mall was a BIG day out! Image Credit In 1983 Rob the Dentist was still someone who couldn’t show his face on TV and most of our staff were little tykes – some weren’t even born yet!     Brisbane was a lot smaller in 1983 when Rob Duhig first moved into Sandgate.  It was still a “big town” and the local dentist was still just like a country doctor – someone everyone knew and everyone could call on.  We’re still lucky to have Sandgate “township” but as the years go by, there’s more and more big business moving in.  We’re proud to have been part of Sandgate for so long and we look forward to fixing your grandkid’s teeth in the future!              ...

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