Dr Philip Makepeace

123 Bargara Rd, Bundaberg, QLD, 4670

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Tips and Tricks For Children’s Oral Health – Dental Health Week 2019


To celebrate Dental Health Week, we want to provide you with a few tips and tricks for your child’s oral health. Children’s dental hygiene is an integral part of maintaining their overall health and will continue to play an important…

The difference between metal and tooth-coloured fillings


The type of fillings your dentist chooses to place in your teeth can create a completely different desired effect than others. Knowing the difference between the materials can help you to make an informed choice during your next dental visit.…

The basics of facial fillers


Facial fillers are becoming a more popular anti-ageing treatment option, but what can you expect? Not all kinds of fillers are the same. Each kind of filler will vary in elasticity, viscosity and longevity which categorize them in their individual…

Dental Prosthetists, who are they?


What does it take to be a dental prosthetist? Dental Prosthetists train as dental technicians and are allowed to work independently or in public clinics. They provide complete and partial dentures to patients and can consult directly with clients regarding…

What is a root canal and how is the treatment helpful to your teeth?

Let’s take a look at what we need to know about root canal treatment, the actual procedure and the symptoms that might indicate that you need one. What is a root canal?  A root canal is the naturally occurring anatomic…

Dentist’s Nightmares: The Worst Teeth In Film


Some of the worst teeth ever seen have been emblazoned on the big screen. In some cases, these teeth have helped to forge the identity of the iconic characters who bare them. Most, if not all of the owners of…

Have you considered adult orthodontics?


Adult orthodontics have come on leaps and bounds in recent times and here at Distinctive Dental Care we provide superior treatment solutions for our Bundaberg patients. Something that has become very clear in adult orthodontics is that you are never…

What you need to know about gum disease


Gum disease affects millions of people. Here at Distinctive Dental Care, we are dedicated to educating our Bundaberg patients about the risks and potential dangers of gum disease. As with anything, knowing more about it will always stand you in…

Teeth Loss: What you need to know


What you Need to Know about Teeth Loss Despite the goal to keep our teeth for the duration of our lives, circumstances do not always allow such a luxury. Due to injury, infection or habits, tooth loss is a common…

Important Tooth Extraction Advise

8 Aftercare Tips for Tooth Extractions | Distinctive Dental Care

Tooth extraction is by no means a pleasant process and in most cases, it is generally a last resort. While the treatment is common and usually quick, it is still a surgical procedure which demands proper aftercare in order to…

What Is General Dentistry?

What is general dentistry | Distinctive Dental Care

Learn more about general dentistry and how visiting a dentist can help you and your smile Dentistry at Distinctive Dental Care Oral and dental health is an important aspect of your overall healthcare and should never be underestimated. Taking care…

Teeth Whitening Cons

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What You Need to Know Before Getting your Teeth Whitened A glowing smile is often the hallmark of beauty and the first sign of confidence and health. Aside from looking good and feeling great - teeth whitening, like most procedures,…

Debunking teeth whitening myths


  If your teeth has lost its sparkle, we might have just the solution for you! Tailor-made with options to suit your lifestyle, teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment and probably the easiest procedure that can lighten your teeth…

8 Common Toothbrush Mistakes


After brushing your teeth for so many years, it’s easy to consider yourself some kind of “Toothbrush Maestro”. After all, how hard could brushing your teeth be? With a regular toothbrush, a squirt of toothpaste and some wrist motion- anyone…

What Makes Your Teeth Yellow?


What makes your teeth yellow? A vibrant, white smile is an indicator of good health and youthfulness. However, lifestyle, genetic and environmental factors mean that our teeth can begin to yellow and fade over time. That is why cosmetic teeth…

How to keep your teeth healthy this Christmas


It is Christmas day. To your left is a beautiful pavlova and to your right, a bowl full on candy canes. You’re drinking a glass of deep red wine and you know that an espresso coffee is soon to follow.…

What does a dental check-up include?


Maintaining your oral health is key to a healthy mouth and body. Learn what is involved in a general check-up and clean Apart from your daily routine of brushing and flossing, a six-monthly check up and clean can help to…

How often should you have a dental check-up?


A lot of our patients often ask us how often they should come in for a check-up and clean Dr Phil and his team advise their patients on when to come in and visit them on each individual case. Each…

Cosmetic dentistry is at the forefront of dental technology

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Treat your oral health concerns while also enriching the appearance of your smile In step with technological progressions, the team at Distinctive Dental Care are now able to correct a variety of cosmetic dental conditions. Whether you want to whiten…

LANAP True-Regeneration Gum Treatment is a ground-breaking Australian first procedure


This True-Regeneration treatment is a breakthrough in periodontal treatments that use advanced lasers, instead of traditional scalpels and sutures. Traditionally the treatment for periodontitis was a scalpel and suture gum surgery to remove the infection, but recent advances in dental…

Why should I replace missing teeth?

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Missing teeth can impact your daily life in more ways than one. The first thing that you may think of regarding missing teeth might be a beautiful smile, but missing teeth affect much more than just the way you look.…

5 Dental Health Tips for Back to School


These simple tips will keep your kids happy and healthy throughout the school year It’s that time of the year again. The togs have been traded for uniforms and already your little ones are back in school, filled with the…

Why flossing is so important for your health


You may find flossing annoying, but it is incredibly important when it comes to your health! A lot of people hate flossing. There’s something about the task that just rubs people in all the wrong ways. Unfortunately, skipping your daily…

Have you seen us on TV?


The team at Distinctive Dental Care are proud to be advertising on television across the Bundaberg area. Don’t worry if you missed it – you can watch the clip right here! https://youtu.be/eYshy3850xI Your Bundaberg Dentist Distinctive Dental Care is your…

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