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Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Morrin Dental has made the decision to bulk bill those eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Scheme to ensure dental treatment is provided gap free to those children who can least access it. 
CDBS will provide eligible children who receive certain government benefits – such as Family Tax Benefit Part A – with access of up to $1000 in benefits, capped over a two calendar year period that can be used towards the provision of certain “basic” dental services for children aged between 2 and 17.

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Why Would I Need a Dental X-Ray?

Dental x-rays are one of the most common procedures your dentist may perform, and are a vital part of any pre-treatment exam for many dental problems. However, do you know what these x-rays actually show?

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Is Fluoride Safe for My Family?

Fluoride has been used in water supplies throughout Australia for around 50 years. Water fluoridation has had such an impact on reducing tooth decay that the practise is endorsed by the Australian Dental Association. Despite the benefits and cost-effectiveness of fluoride in keeping teeth healthy, many patients are still unsure if it is safe.

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Get Wise on Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third and final molars. Although they come in last, they're an essential part of your dental health. 

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4 Questions about Teeth Whitening - and their answers!

We’ve compiled some of the questions our patients ask most often about tooth whitening, along with some answers, to give you insight into what works, what doesn’t and what options are available to you when it comes to whiter, younger looking teeth.

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Flossing correctly

Simply brushing your teeth twice a day is not enough to maintain optimal dental health. About half of the tooth's surface is between the teeth, so if you skip flossing, you are leaving a large area exposed to decay. Add flossing to your daily routine with these easy tips.

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Children’s Dentistry: Sealants Provide Powerful Protection

Dentists often recommend sealants for children and adolescents. What are sealants? Why might your child need them? How do sealants protect teeth? Read on to get the facts about dental sealants.

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Emergency Dentistry: Chipped or Broken Teeth

Sometimes people never know they’ve chipped or broken a tooth. They bite into something yummy, and swallow the chipped part unknowingly. Others trip and fall on a sidewalk, concrete floor or the gym floor. These folks often know instantly that their teeth are chipped or broken. Others get socked by a ball, a kid or a door. However, it happens to you, don’t fret. It isn’t a total loss. There are healthy tips you can do at home to help maintain your oral health, before you seek emergency dentistry.

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Childrens Dentistry: Tips to Get Through the Early Years

As a parent, we only want what is best for our kids and provide them with the proper nutrition and comfort they need. In most cases, children begin getting teeth well before weaning from a bottle or breastfeeding. This can pose an obstacle when it comes to proper oral care on children who do not understand the ramifications of tooth decay. 

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Get Wise about Wisdom Teeth: The Ultimate Patient Guide

So, you have to get your wisdom teeth removed. It's totally common and nothing to freak out about! In fact, many people consider it to be a normal and healthy (albeit uncomfortable) part of becoming an adult. To most teens, wisdom tooth removal is a rite of passage, and your dentist is there to guide you through it.

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How To Brush Your Teeth Effectively

Brushing your teeth, the right way is key to maintaining great dental health, and preventing costly repairs. You’ll find some helpful tips below.

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What if My Child has a Toothache?

Childrens dentistry includes regular checkups to reduce the reasons your child develops problems with their teeth and gums, but what do you do between visits if your child has a toothache?

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Dental Care for Children: How to Prepare Your Child for a Check-up

There's simply no understating the importance of children's dentistry, especially from a young age. By exposing young children to dental visits and routine cleanings and check-ups early on, parents can set their children up for a lifetime of great dental hygiene. 

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Your Teeth: 3 Things You May Not Know But Should!

Anyone not living under a rock knows that oral hygiene is very important. We all know (or most of us anyway) the paramount importance of brushing and flossing our teeth regularly. But there are a lot of misconceptions about teeth cleaning and dental health. You’ll find some helpful facts and tips below to help you care for your teeth.

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Missing a Tooth? Consider Quality Dental Implants as a Solution

Whether you've worn uncomfortable dentures for years or you accidentally had a tooth knocked out at last week's football match, you need a quality solution for your missing tooth. For patients in good health, dental experts recommend dental implants.

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Dentures vs Dental Implants: Which Is Best For You?

Our predecessors didn’t have a choice when they faced tooth loss, either partial or total. Their remedy was a partial or complete denture. In today’s world, those requiring tooth extraction or losing teeth through injury have the option of dental implants. 

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Tooth Whitening Treatment Can Improve Your Smile

Teeth become discoloured over time for a number of reasons. As we age we tend to develop cracks in our teeth, they become less white, and stains start to appear. White teeth are generally associated with younger people and most of us want to have a smile that shows we are healthy, clean, and vibrant. 

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How Morrin Dental Can Help You Regain Your Youthful Smile

Your age can show in more than a few grey hairs and wrinkles. It can also show in your smile. The following are a few of the ways that your teeth can add years to your appearance as well as how Morrin Dental can help you keep your smile looking young and vibrant.

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Protect Your Teeth: Top Benefits of Dentist Fitted Mouthguards

It is well known that exercise and athleticism are wonderful for our minds and bodies. But when we get involved in high-impact activities and sports, are we simultaneously putting our teeth at risk? It's not always something that is at the forefront of everyone's thoughts, yet if there is direct impact to the face, without adequate protection, there are increased risks of substantial damage to not only the teeth but surprisingly the brain too. A dentist fitted mouthguard over anything else is optimum protection. 

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How Can I Prevent Gum Recession?

You want a beautiful, healthy smile. To achieve your goal, preventing tooth decay is only part of good oral health. It is just as important to have healthy gums. Why is gum health so important? What is gum recession? What causes it? How can you prevent and treat gum recession? Read on to learn how to protect your gums and prevent recession.

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Children’s Dentistry: Important Dental Milestones

As a parent, you should start thinking about your child's oral health before they even get their first tooth. The foundation and habits that you instil in your little one during early childhood can help establish a lifetime of good oral health. The following looks at when you should expect your child to meet certain dental milestones and how you can help them along the way.

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Crowns, Bridges, and Other Restorative Dentistry Can Save Your Smile

Your smile is a very unique feature on your body. Not only is it something that everyone sees, but it also plays a vital role in your health and livelihood. From your appearance to your ability to talk and eat, your teeth are very important. If your smile isn't how you want it to be and pain or appearances affect the way you see yourself or your ability to function, it isn't too late. 

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Dental implants FAQs: Newcastle dental practice

Your family dentist can tell you about the benefits of dental implants. Many people have found dental implants to be the solution to restoring permanent tooth loss. Understanding more about what dental implants are and what to expect during the procedure will ease any fears you have and help you feel more comfortable about having the procedure. 

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Considering Dentures in Newcastle? Here’s What You Need to Know

When you have lost some or all your teeth to dental disease or trauma, dentures can be an ideal replacement option. We offer several different types of dentures in Newcastle, including partial, full, immediate, and overdentures. Dentures offer several benefits in addition to replacing your missing teeth. 

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The Perks of Choosing a Family Dentist

If you are looking for a dentist who you can rely on for your necessary oral care, you might be unsure of which type of Local Newcastle Dentist to look for. Although different patients have different needs, overall, it can be a good idea to choose a dentist with a family practice. These are some of the benefits of seeing a family dentist.

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Give Yourself the Gift of Cosmetic Dentistry for Summer

The Days are getting longer and warmer with Summer just around the corner. Perhaps you have wanted to improve your appearance by changing your smile but have put it off until now. You deserve to look and feel your best. 

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Children’s Dentistry - 3 Books to Prepare Your Kids

Taking children to a dentist regularly will help ensure their smile stays beautiful and healthy. It will also help them understand the importance of oral hygiene between visits and to get excited about seeing the dentist. 

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Dental Fillings: Everything You Need to Know

If you have never had a cavity, you're certainly in the minority. At some point in their lives, most people will need to have at least one cavity filling at their dentist's office. To prepare you for this potential occurrence, we've put together a useful summary of everything you need to know about dental fillings.

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When Do You Need an Emergency Dentist in Newcastle?

When you are experiencing severe dental pain or have sustained trauma to the face, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to wait for an appointment. As an emergency dentist in Newcastle, we set aside time each day to help patients with sudden dental problems. We encourage you to request an emergency appointment as soon as possible rather than take the risk of the problem worsening.

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5 Everyday Foods that can Damage Your Teeth

Your dentist always told you to stay away from that pesky sugar, but you may not have heard that there are other foods with the potential to cause dental problems, including cavities. In fact, some of the foods you eat every day could damage your teeth. 

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Dental Health Care Whilst Pregnant: 3 Tips For Your Glowing Pregnancy

Congratulations, you're a beautiful, glowing mother-to-be! And with the future in mind regarding what will be best for you and your baby; it's likely that you've wondered how your pregnancy will affect your dentist appointments now that you're concerned for two. 

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5 Tips To Help You Start Brushing Like A Pro!

A quality smile has an impact on nearly every aspect of your life. From business to romance, you can't escape the importance of a great set of pearly whites. That's why it is so crucial to keep your teeth healthy, and one of the most convenient ways to do that is brushing. Unfortunately, it turns out that most people don't quite do it correctly. Luckily, we have five tips to help you start brushing your teeth like a pro!

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Easing Your Dental Fears: What You Need to Know About Root Canal Therapy

Suffering from a toothache? Then you may need a root canal. What you need to know about Root Canal Therapy is that it is one of the least painful dental treatments that can save a tooth in trouble.

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Children’s Dentistry: What is baby bottle tooth decay?

Baby bottle tooth decay can happen to children that drink from bottles. When the child drinks from a bottle it is best to limit the use to breast milk, formula or water. When juices and other beverages are given in the bottle over an extended period the sugar mainly affects the front teeth but this does not mean that the other teeth are not affected. To help reduce the risk of tooth decay a consistent regimen of brushing and flossing is always the gold standard. Swabbing the mouth of babies after each bottle before they have teeth is a great way to ensure good oral hygiene and promote healthy habits.

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Newcastle Dentist Transforms Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Everyone deserves the feeling of self-confidence that comes with having a beautiful and healthy smile. Smile with confidence by transforming your smile with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain customised to fit your teeth. 

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Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Nervous About Dental Implants in Newcastle

The idea of getting a titanium rod placed in your jaw may seem intimidating at first, but let's back up a few steps. If you are reading this, chances are, you have reached the point where your broken or missing teeth are a problem. The team at Morrin Dental will be happy to share why you don’t need to be nervous about getting dental implants in Newcastle.

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Children’s Oral Health: Three Common Mistakes Parents Make

When good oral health habits are established early in childhood, children are more likely to continue to practice these habits through adulthood. This is important because oral health is closely linked to the body's overall health. Unfortunately, many times parents inadvertently contribute to tooth decay and other oral health concerns through simple mistakes they don't even realize they're making. 

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Health Benefits of Visiting a Cosmetic Dentist in Newcastle

Cosmetic dentistry has far greater benefits than aesthetic improvements; the treatment from a cosmetic dentist can actually improve your dental and overall health. 

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Three Common Habits that Negatively Impact Oral Health

When you think of taking care of your oral health, you likely consider factors such as brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting your dentist for preventative care every six months. What you're less likely to consider, however, is how certain habits can negatively impact your oral health. Are you inadvertently damaging your teeth and gums? 

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What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Bridgework? Do You Need One?

Crowns and bridgework are often used to salvage the teeth during dental accidents or emergencies. If you've chipped or cracked a tooth, then a dentist may determine a crown is the best option in order to save the tooth from further damage. Bridgework, on the other hand, is necessary when you've lost a tooth. Below we will explain the difference between crowns and bridgework, so you have an idea of what you may need.

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The Truth: Will Teeth Whitening damage my teeth?

Teeth whitening continues to grow in popularity among dental patients around the world. With so many products and procedures to choose from, it's important to ask: Will teeth whitening damage my teeth? And then, to listen to the experts.

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Why You Need It

Your smile is an important part of your life. It is one of the first things people see when you meet with them face to face and helps you to create a fantastic first impression. However, not everyone has a strong, healthy looking smile. In fact, some people are extremely ashamed of their smile.

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Four Common Myths About Gum Disease

Gum disease - otherwise known as periodontal disease - is an infection of the tissues surrounding the teeth. Although it's the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, it's often misunderstood. 

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Why are my teeth sensitive?

One of the most frequent concerns we hear at Morrin Dental is tooth sensitivity. Have you also been asking the question, "Why are my teeth sensitive?" If so, your first step is to please contact us. Self-diagnosis can lead to heightened fear a well as worsening, even dangerous conditions. Keeping your teeth healthy and strong is a team effort, and assessments like these are our job. 

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Tips on How to Keep Your Toddler’s Gums Healthy From Our Experienced Team in Children’s Dentistry

So many times we as parents are focused on the health of our toddler's teeth that we forget about ensuring their gums stay healthy as well. Healthy gums in toddlers can help prevent bacteria build-up and pain associated with teething. So, our experienced children's dentistry team would like to present you with some tips on how to ensure your toddler's gums remain healthy.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? 5 Signs You Should See a Dentist in Newcastle

The next time you meet a person with great teeth, ask them how they maintain their healthy teeth and gums. No doubt, the response will include preventative care at home and regular trips to the dentist. Brushing, cleaning, flossing and professional check-ups are essential for a lifetime of oral health. But what about those times in between? How do you know when it's a tooth emergency? For what reasons should you call a dentist?

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Dental Emergencies: What They Are and How to Handle Them

In some cases, it's okay to wait until your regularly scheduled dental check-up to mention an oral health concern to your dentist. Some oral health concerns, however, are considered true dental emergencies and need to be treated as such. But how do you know what constitutes an emergency-- and the need for immediate care-- and what can wait? 

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For a Healthier Smile, Consider the Following Tips

Practicing good oral health habits is about much more than having a sparkling smile. In fact, studies show that dental health is closely tied to the body's overall health. Specifically, poor oral health has been linked to serious health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. To ensure you are doing all you can to maximize both your dental health and physical health, consider the following tips:

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Children’s Dentistry: 4 Tips to Make Your Child a Pro-Flosser!

Once your child's teeth are all erupted and are close together, you should start teaching your child to floss everyday! This usually occurs around the age of four. Here are four tips to make them a pro-flosser and get in the habit of flossing every day:

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How Does Your Diet Impact Your Dental Health?

Good oral hygiene is important for healthy teeth and gums. Here are a few simple steps that can decrease the risk of tooth decay and other dental problems.

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Children’s Dentistry: The Dental Dangers of Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a common method of self-soothing for children under the age of three. For most, this habit goes away without incident as language develops and the child can better express feelings and needs. But prolonged thumb sucking that persists into early adolescence can cause significant problems for teeth, gums, and jaws. 

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