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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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What is Nocturnal Bruxism?

Nocturnal Bruxism is the medical term used for clenching and/or grinding your teeth while you are asleep. An estimated eight percent of all adults grind their teeth, and up to a third of parents report that their children would occasionally grind their teeth at night also. Occasional grinding is not much of a problem, but when it happens regularly it can cause tooth pain, facial pain and disturb your sleep.

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How To Avoid Getting Stained Teeth

While there are plenty of professional treatments and whitening products on the market, there are also ways you can reduce the amount of stains that end up staying on your precious teeth.

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How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

Scheduling an appointment every 6 months can do wonders for your mouth and keep everything in tip-top shape. However, some people may need less visits and will do fine with going just once a year. 

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How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

There are many things that can cause dental traumato a tooth, including a sports injury or eating hard foods. In many cases, the chip is difficult to see, instead, you may feel a slight pain that resembles a toothache. A chipped tooth not only results in discomfort but it also leaves your tooth vulnerable to potential infections. As a result, it is important to see a dentist as quickly as possible. Once there, your dentist will help you choose from a number of dental restorations to repair your tooth.

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Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White Following Professional Teeth Whitening

A professional teeth whiteningprocedure can go a long way to elevate the overall colour of your teeth. As time passes, the brightness of your smile may begin to fade following the procedure. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips that you can use to keep your teeth looking white.

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How are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the very last ‘permanent teeth’ to erupt in the human mouth, typically between 17-24 years of age. Many times, these teeth emerge without incident. However, when there isn't adequate room in the mouth and jaw to accommodate these teeth, you can suffer from an impaction, infection, damage to adjacent teeth, or other painful conditions. It is when this occurs that your dentist will recommend removal of your wisdom teeth.

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Dental Implants: A Modern Alternative to Traditional Dentures

New dental technology is now available that can replace missing or damaged teeth with none of the unpleasantness (risk of poor fit, gum irritation, cleaning routines, or embarrassment) of removable traditional dentures. Teeth implants offer a permanent, virtually undetectable option to traditional dentures that will give you back your winning smile, and the confidence you need to face the world.

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What is a Restorative Dentist?

A restorative dentist diagnoses and manages the diseases of the teeth and gums that undermine the function of the dental structure. 

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3 Reasons to See an Emergency Dentist

Finding yourself in the middle of a dental emergency can be very stressful, which is why having an emergency dentistry clinic you can trust top of mind for prompt care is so important. 

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What’s a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who has obtained additional training in preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal disease, which destroys attachment fibers and supporting bones in the mouth. They can also install dental implants for patients. One of the most common duties of a periodontist is the treatment and prevention of gum disease.

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How to Treat Gum Infection Before it Escalates

Sometimes, you might have an oral issue that requires attention, but be unable to see a dentist right away. In this situation, try to do what you can at home to address the problem. In the case of a suspected gum infection, there are several actions you can take to find relief and prevent escalation of the condition.

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How to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

Are you guilty of delaying - or completely avoiding - needed dental care due to a fear of dentist?

Dental phobiais extremely common. An overwhelming number of Australians are believed to never visit a dentist due to dental phobia. Many others only see a dentist when it becomes absolutely unavoidable.

Fear of the dentist is such a common condition that it has a name, odontophobia. ‘Odontophia’ is taken from the Greek ‘odonto’, meaning teeth, and ‘phobia’, meaning fear.

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Sources of Tooth Decay in Young Children

Tooth decay, the most common chronic infection in children, occurs when acid-producing bacteria infects the child's mouth. To prevent tooth decay, familiarise yourself with sources of this bacteria and limit your child's exposure to it. 

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Tooth Infections and What You Need to Know

In this article, we are going to discuss one of the more common fistulas that occurs, which results from a tooth that has become so infected that a pus-filled canal forms along your sinus tract, causing a boil to form on your gums. 

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Is There a Link Between Breastfeeding and Tooth Decay?

The common belief that breastfeeding a child to sleep can lead to tooth decay arises out of articles published over 30 years ago that were based on case studies involving a small group of children. In the intervening decades, evidence-based research involving larger population samples seems to disprove the original theory and even shows that breastfeeding may actually help protect developing teeth from decay.

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What is a Periodontist?

Chances are you have been to a dentist, but may not have heard of the term 'periodontist'. If you've had a recent referral for periodontal work, you may have a few questions.

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What to Look for When Searching for a Dentist in Newcastle

If you're in the market for a new dentist, for whatever reason, you might be wondering what you should be looking for. We’ve put together this easy-to-follow checklist for when you're trying to find a new dentist here in beautiful Newcastle.

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What is Dental Bonding? What You Need to Know

If you're unhappy with your smile due to gaps between your teeth, chips, or other minor cosmetic imperfections, then you may want to consider dental bonding. This cosmetic procedure is often a viable option for patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile without the need for extensive procedures.

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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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