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Five Reasons We’re Unlike ANY Other North Brisbane Dentists!

At Robert Duhig Dental, we like to do things a little differently. We pride ourselves on providing gentle dental care that sets us apart from other North Brisbane dentists. Here are a few key reasons as to why you should choose to put your teeth in our hands. Breath Clinic We have a state-of-the-art system designed to target and treat problems to do with bad breath. Our goal is to increase your confidence so you can go about your life without worrying about people being bowled over by your bad breath! We use the Oral Chroma (Halicheck) to analyse your breath to figure out what the problem is. It’s a simple analysis that a lot of other North Brisbane dentists just DON’T offer. We’re proud to have this as part of our treatment program and our patients report fantastic results. It’s a point of difference that we’re very happy with. You can read more about breath analysis here. Clear Correct We’re also proud of our Clear Correct program. This is innovative technology that provides an alternative to traditional braces. If the teeth in your family need straightening, this is a great opportunity to do so in a discreet manner that removes a lot of the social stigma surrounding traditional braces. Clear Correct is low maintenance, comfortable and designed to perfectly align teeth which not only gives you a dazzling smile but improves gum and mouth health, too. Again, this is not a service offered by many other North Brisbane dentists, and our customers are delighted with the results the program is offering. You can read more about Clear Correct here. Generations of Making a Difference Robert Duhig has been practising in the Sandgate area for 30 years. He’s an absolute part of the community, and as members of his team, we’re proud to carry on the tradition. You can trust the gentle hands of someone who has had the wellbeing of the community as his focus for generations. Child Benefits Dental Schedule Robert Duhig Dental are proud to be a practice that supports the Child Benefits Dental Schedule. We firmly believe that everyone should have the right to access great healthcare. You can read more about the CBDS here. Gentle Approach to Dentistry Designed to Put You at Ease Above all else, we believe in a stress-free, gentle approach to dentistry. It’s often a field that people associate with fear and anxiety. We’re here to set the record straight. Not all North Brisbane dentists are created equal. But at Robert Duhig Dental, we provide the very best dental service while putting your concerns – and your comfort – first. We’re the North Brisbane Dentists you can trust. Get in...

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Only 1980s Sandgate Kids Will Understand

Only 1980s Sandgate Kids Will Understand

There’s just something about our end of town. Something undefinable. A timeless quality. The breezes that speak of both the past, the present and the future. Both the constants and the changes interweave until we forget where the past ends and the present begins. There’s something about having grown up in this area in the 1980s that has shaped many of us into the adults that we are today. The experiences we shared, both positive and negative, have permeated this area and created the wonderful place that we call home today. Do you remember? Do you remember what it was like here before the renovations and gentrifications took place? Before progress marched in and the high rises went up? We do. Because Robert Duhig Dental has been here the whole time. True Sandgate 1980s Kids Remember The Big Storm We remember because we were there. The great storm of December 16th, 1980 sent roofs flying and hailstones the size of golfballs, causing massive damage to homes and businesses. This was a time when this community banded together in a massive clean-up that saw brooms, hoses, rakes and good old-fashioned hard yakka combine to get the mess cleaned up. It’s that ‘let’s just get on with it’ attitude that we still see in the Sandgate area today. We know what needs to be done and so we put our heads down and just get to it. Simple, straight-forward and in solidarity with our fellow Sandgate-ians. You can still see a lot of the impact of this storm around the Sandgate and Brighton area today. There are lots of homes with ‘quick fix’ roofs that still require replacement. Just some little reminders of the storm of the century that this Sandgate dentist battled through with the rest of us. A Trip to the Cinema Do you remember what it was like to go to the movies? The Seabreeze RAAF theatre (now the administration building of St Pat’s) and the Drive-in at Boondall were perfect places for 1980s kids to watch (now) classic films like ET, The Princess Bride and all the John Hughes movies. Popcorn aplenty and some nervous teenage hand-holding gave these places a truly magical feel. While progress may have decided that it was time to move on, these special places will always hold a dear place in our hearts. Freedom and good fortune Sandgate kids from this era will remember: Grabbing some hot chips from the chippy straight after school and eating down by the water, sipping on Cokes and bumming cheeky smokes from their friends. Drinking at the Brighton Hotel or the Osbourne Hotel (now known as the Full Moon), under age and full of spirit. Or...

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Oh No! My Child Needs Crowns! Here’s Why It’s NOT The End Of The World

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 tooth altogether. The tooth may be so damaged that a filling is not enough to save it, or it is broken, making filling it impossible. In these cases, it is important to have a crown fitted so the tooth remains strong, durable, and the decay does not spread further into the tooth or the surrounding teeth. Baby teeth are essential for the healthy eruption of adult teeth, and a tooth that is weakened or removed will interrupt the growth of the permanent tooth, impacting the child’s oral health, speech development and ability to chew. A crown on baby teeth will protect the tooth that is left and will fall out naturally when the time comes. It will also help preserve the space for the adult teeth, which may not come through until their teens (depending on the tooth).   What’s involved in fitting crowns on baby teeth?   Putting crowns on baby teeth is a relatively simple procedure, but it can take a little while. We first numb the area, isolate the tooth to protect the surrounding teeth, gums and cheek, and then remove the decay using a special drill. During this time, we will shape the tooth and prepare it for the crown. We then fit the crown snugly on top so that it is stable.   What to expect after the crown is applied   After the procedure, the child must avoid sticky food but can otherwise eat normally (being careful not to bite their numb lips and cheeks!), and it’s perfectly fine to brush their teeth as usual. During brushing, the gum may bleed slightly or even appear blue: this can be the shadow of the metal under the gum tissue and not a cause for concern. The area will regain normal feeling in a few days....

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Choosing the Right Family Dentist | Deagon, Brighton, & Boondall

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 gaining a greater understanding of any genetic issues that may be present. Your dentist will also be able to help with any environmental factors that may be impacting the health of your family’s teeth – these factors include diet, the quality of the water you drink, and any chemicals or materials you might come in contact with around your home. And having a dentist within minutes’ drive of your home in Deagon, Brighton, or Boondall is an added convenience. What to consider  Comfort. Ensuring that all members of your family are comfortable with the dentist you choose is paramount. Many people are anxious about going to the dentist, especially children, so choosing a dentist who is gentle, approachable, and patient is really important to ensure your family’s oral health is well looked after.  The services on offer. Every family’s dental needs differ, especially over time. You need to choose a dentist who is capable of offering a wide range of services – from emergency services to specialist childhood dental care, services particular to adults and of course, cosmetic dentistry such as braces and Invisalign.  Affordability. Your family’s health is important, but it’s also important that the services on offer suit your budget. Choose a dentist who will provide affordable services to your family, as well as offer you access to government-funded schemes or payment plans to help you when you need it.  Location. If you live in Deagon, Brighton, or Boondall, you’re not going to want to travel too far out of the way to visit the dentist. Robert Duhig’s practice in Sandgate is an easy 10 minutes drive away! Need a dentist? Brighton and surrounding suburb locals choose Robert Duhig Dental for gentle, affordable family care. Call us on 07 3269 2443 or visit us...

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New Year, New Smile? How Dental Veneers Transform Your Look

      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 spaces, and to brighten and whiten smiles. Your Brisbane dentist can discuss your smile resolutions with you and get you on your way to celebrating a new year and a new look. How do dental veneers work? Dental veneers are custom made and carefully crafted to fit you perfectly. They can be made from either porcelain or composite materials and each can be used to cover just one tooth, or to give you a complete smile makeover. As they are directly bonded to your teeth, they are an excellent option for patients with enamel erosion as they can add strength and durability as well. Veneers are surprisingly easy to take care of as they do not require any additional maintenance – you just floss and brush your teeth as you would normally. The best part? As they are custom coloured and highly stain resistant, you can enjoy that coffee and wine and your smile will continue to shine throughout the lifespan of the veneers. How dental veneers can benefit you Like many cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental veneers are an instant confidence booster. While they offer the obvious aesthetic benefits of having whiter, straighter teeth, they will also give you that extra sense of self-assurance to want to go out into the world and shine. Having a confident smile can assist you with job interviews, public speaking, and everyday social situations. As your veneers will be tailor-made for your teeth, they will be very natural looking and virtually undetectable so no one besides you and your dentist will know why you’ve got some extra pep in your step. Book a free consultation with Robert Duhig Dental to discuss how dental veneers can help you achieve your smile goals and be well on your way to achieving a new, naturally beautiful smile...

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Emergency Dentists North Brisbane – OPEN TODAY

    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 not to use painkillers until you’ve received medical advice to do so. Where’s That Tooth? Has a tooth come loose? Putting it in milk is a good way to help keep the cells in the root surface happy. Just make sure no one accidentally drinks the milk! Yuck! Alternatively, you could pool the tooth into a cup of saliva or try placing it gently and carefully back where it came from before coming to visit your emergency dentist. Call the Robert Duhig Dental clinic on (07) 3269 2443 Getting To Robert Duhig Dental We service the North side of Brisbane as we’re located in the Sandgate area. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t welcome new patients, particularly if they really need our help! If you’re coming from Redcliffe, veer towards the water after you pass Decker Pass after coming over the bridge. Pass Dowse Lagoon Reserve on your right and you’re nearly there. If you’re travelling up from the south, your best and most direct way is to use the Gateway motorway. Be wary of the Deagon Deviation signage due to the ongoing roadworks project. Coming up Sandgate Road? Take a right onto Board Street once you pass the KFC on your left. We’re easy to find from there. Stay Calm It may be an emergency but there’s no need to panic. Robert Duhig Dental are the Gentle Dentists. Allow us to ease your mind and calm your nerves as we expertly perform your procedure. Everything will be alright. What Now? Going to an emergency dentist could mean a quick fix on the spot or the first step in the process, depending on the injury or problem that lead you here in the first place. This ‘next step’ approach will also help you plan for the cost of emergency...

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