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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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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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What You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

When meeting someone new, what is the first thing you notice? Their smile! A person's bright smile has the intensity to lure you in immediately. After all, a big, bright, confident smile offers an array of happiness and warmth to the visitors around you, as well as yourself.  Here is what you need to know about teeth whitening:

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The Importance of Preventative Dentistry: 6 Daily Preventative Measures to Maintain your Dental Heal

Here at Morrin Dental, we cannot stress the importance of preventative dentistry enough! A continued daily regimen to ensure optimal oral health is an integral part of your dental health plan. That is why we have compiled 7 daily preventative measures you should take in order to maintain your dental health:

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When Should Your Child Start Seeing an Orthodontist?

Crooked teeth are a concern for parents early on and of course parents want their children to have a beautiful smile and a healthy bite. But you may be wondering - what age should a child see an orthodontist?

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How to Treat Cracked Teeth

Unfortunately, discovering you have a cracked tooth may not be as easy as it sounds. Cracked teeth are not always visible, so if you have unusual tooth pain, it is best to get it checked out. Symptoms of cracked teeth includes sharp pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet foods, and having a hard time figuring out if the pain is coming from the top or the bottom of the tooth.

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Six Different Ideas to Make Tooth Brushing Fun for Kids

We know its hard to get your kids to brush their teeth, but we all know that healthy teeth are very important for you child! Oral health is important and very closely linked to your overall health even if your child just has baby teeth. But how exactly do you get your kids to brush their teeth willingly? Here are 6 ideas to make tooth brushing fun for kids so that they might even ask to be brushing them when it's bedtime!

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Four Simple Steps for Coping with Dental Phobia

It is common to have some degree of anxiety associated with going to the dentist. However, for some people, the fear of dental treatment becomes so extreme that it turns into an actual phobia. This is problematic because many patients suffering from dental phobia cope by avoiding the dentist's office altogether. 

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Is it a Cavity or Something Else? Three Potential Causes of Tooth Pain

It is one of the most common reasons that people seek dental care: the dreaded toothache. At its best, a toothache is a nuisance; at its worst, a toothache is excruciatingly painful. But what is the culprit behind that aching tooth of yours? Decay, of course, is a likely possibility. However, there are several other potential causes of toothache that aren't as widely known.

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Gum Disease and Heart Disease: What is the Connection?

When considering oral health, most people likely think of preventing cavities and maintaining a sparkling smile. While these are certainly components of good oral health, there is a much larger reason to make the health of your mouth a priority: your heart. 

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Sports Dentistry Newcastle: Preventing Dental Injuries

When playing sports, it is imperative to protect the mouth. Left unprotected, the teeth, jaw, and gums can easily suffer serious dental injuries. One piece of equipment every sports player should have is a custom-fit mouth guard. 

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What is TMJ Disorder and How can I Treat it?

Grinding the teeth (sometimes called Bruxism) can cause serious damage to both the teeth and jaw. 

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How can Newcastle Dentistry Help You: What You Need to Know About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Are you suffering from inflammation, aches and pains in your jaw, bleeding gums or tenderness around the gum area at the back of your mouth? Odds are, you are suffering from impacted wisdom teeth – an ailment that can occur in even the healthiest of individuals. 

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Are you a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers in Newcastle?

Countless people around the world are unhappy with their smiles. Sometimes, this discontent comes from having teeth that are chipped or broken. Other times, people hide their smiles from the world because their teeth are discoloured. Fortunately, there are options available today to help people with flawed teeth regain confidence in their smiles. One of those options, porcelain veneers, are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front of the teeth, resulting in an improved appearance and, subsequently, boosted confidence.

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3 Ways Parents can Soothe Children’s Dental Fears

Proper dental care is important for children. This is something that can keep their teeth healthy and put them on the right track for their adult teeth. However, many children have a few fears about going to the dentist. Luckily, there are some things that parents can do to help ease their discomfort.

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Find a Family Dental Practice in Newcastle

If you are new to Newcastle, or just have never found a good dentist that works for your whole family, check out Morrin Dental, a Newcastle family dental practice. Not only is Morrin Dental an excellent and modern practice to receive dental care, but we cater to the needs of your whole family.

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Your Dental Hygienist vs. Dentist - What is the difference?

We would like to explain the difference between a dental hygienist and a dentist - and why having both at your service here at Morrin Dental makes for the gold standard in dental care. 

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Denture Care: Knowing the Basics

Proper care for dentures is vital to maintaining that beautiful smile of yours. It is critical that you know how to take care of your dentures.  Just like natural teeth, deposits of plaque and calculus (tartar) can build up on dentures. 

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Why You Should Leave Tooth Whitening To A Professional

Everyone wants a bright smile. At Morrin Dental, we provide a tooth whitening procedure using the Zoom teeth whitening system. Our in-office whitening procedure offers our patients the opportunity to dramatically whiten their smiles.

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Cosmetic Dentistry – Smile Confidently Again with Veneers

Have you stopped smiling because you are ashamed of your discoloured or uneven teeth? Do you wish you had the beautiful white "pearls" of your favourite film star? Well, it’s probable that the celebrity smile you are envious of is because of veneers. With cosmetic dentistry and veneers, you too can have a smile to be proud of.

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You Might Have a Teeth Grinding Problem and Not Realise It

Many people who have teeth grinding remain unaware of it until additional health problems arise. Teeth grinding, also known as Bruxism is the grinding, clenching, or gnashing of the teeth, whether awake or sleeping. Those who grind their teeth while sleeping usually don't know that they do.

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How Dental Implants Work

If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be wondering how dental implants work. Dental implants are a great option to consider as a tooth replacement that will provide you with a functional, attractive, and durable smile for many years. 

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Taking Care of Your Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are common these days. They're required when a tooth or part of a tooth is missing; your dentist will help you decide which style is best for you. A crown or bridge will last for many years to come if you take good care of it.

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Creating a Winning Smile: Three Types of Cosmetic Dentistry You Need to Know About

Have you ever dreamed about having a winning smile? Are any of your teeth chipped, discoloured, missing, or do you have fillings that are visible to others? If so, there are three types of cosmetic dentistry that you need to know about.

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How to Choose the Best Cosmetic Dentist

Over the past decade, cosmetic dentistry has become more comfortable and accessible to more and more patients seeking to improve their smiles. Knowing how to choose the best cosmetic dentist is an important step in ensuring the most effective treatment. 

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4 Reasons to Choose a Children’s Dentist in Newcastle

When you're choosing a dentist, there are plenty of factors that go into the process. Sure, you need someone who is professional as well as someone who has enough open slots in the schedule to get you in when necessary. Here are a few tips to help choose the best children's dentist in Newcastle to keep your children's smiles bright and beautiful.

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How to Keep Your Pearly White Smile After Teeth Whitening

You've put in the time, effort, and money to have your teeth professionally whitened. Whether you're looking for pearly whites that are bright and pristine or simply hoping to lighten them up a few shades after years of coffee, soda, and other tooth-staining food consumption, you want to keep your new, lighter shade for as long as possible. By following these post teeth whitening tips, you'll be able to keep your pearly white smile in place for as long as possible.

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Children’s Dentistry: An Important Part of Maintaining Your Child’s Health

Tooth decay has become the most common childhood disease in modern times, according to Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC). With such a widespread epidemic, top of the line children's dentistry has become a necessity to maintain your child's overall health and ensure they grow up with a glowing smile. 

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Why Children’s Dentistry is so Important in Australia

According to the National Oral Health Plan untreated decay is still prevalent in children in Australia. However, children that visit an oral health practitioner at least once a year are significantly less likely to require extractions or filings.

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Learn About Our Hygiene Services and Save Yourself From Gum Disease Today

Gum disease is thought to affect around 20 per cent of Australian adults! It's an unsettling statistic, especially since gum disease is so easily prevented with regular dental cleanings and great oral hygiene. 

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3 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Life

Is your smile conveying all that you'd like it to about who you are? Consider these three key ways that cosmetic dentistry and a better smile can potentially improve your quality of life:

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What is preventative dentistry?

Taking care of every part of your body is important. Being proactive about your health can keep your risk for problems low and this includes your mouth! Preventative dentistry helps you to take care of your teeth now so they stay healthy for the future!

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The Benefits of Teeth Whitening in Newcastle

If you have never had your teeth professionally whitened before, you may be wondering what the benefits of doing so includes. Here are just a few of the many reasons to consider professional teeth whitening in Newcastle.

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4 Different Reasons You Might Need Emergency Dentistry

Being caught in a dental emergency is never a fun situation, but it can be helpful to know what to do in some common dental emergency situations until you can see a dentist. Here are 4 different reasons you might need emergency dentistry and what you can do to relieve pain/discomfort in the meantime.

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