Dr Philip Makepeace

123 Bargara Rd, Bundaberg, QLD, 4670

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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 problem among patients which severely impacts on their quality of…

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 avoid complications. While proper hygiene plays a crucial role in…

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 of your teeth, gums, jaws, and mouth form part of…

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, has its pros and cons that are usually dependent on…

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 and give you the bright smile you've always dreamed of.…

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 could have teeth brushing nailed down to an art, right?…

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 whitening treatments are so popular; they are a simple, yet…

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. With all of these delicious treats around the holiday season…

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 keep your oral health at optimal levels. Dr Phil and…

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 of their valued patients has different oral health issues and…

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 your smile with tooth whitening or need an entire smile…

Discover the state of the art treatment, Invisalign


Invisalign is one of the most discreet ways to straighten teeth without the metal or wires needed for braces. From a Darwinian perspective, having good teeth is a good indication of your health, how much you drink, smoke, what you're eating and the health of your entire body. Having straight…

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 technology have given patients a quicker, minimally invasive, laser procedure.…

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. Aesthetically, losing a tooth can change your appearance, but missing…

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 excitement of a new year, different teachers and classmates, and…

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 floss is far more detrimental to your health than you…

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 dentist in Bundaberg! We offer a wide range of treatment…

Bundaberg Dentist Practicing Preventive Dentistry


Preventive dentistry is an important aspect of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Early intervention can go a long way in maintaining your natural teeth for life. Preventing tooth decay is the most effective method for avoiding further complications and the need for expensive and complex procedures. Maintaining a good oral…

Dr Makepeace has brought the latest LANAP laser technology to Bundaberg residents.

LANAP- What is it? Put very simply, LANAP is the procedure using the PerioLase® MVP-7TM, the laser has now been in use for many years in the US and is considered the future for Gum disease treatment. Previously, sufferers of this disease have had to face traditional and painful  cut &…

Myobrace Arch Development- bigger wider smiles!

The Myobrace Arch Development System So what is the arch development' system? My name is Dr Philip Makepeace and I am the Dentist who provides alternative treatment to traditional braces in Bundaberg. I advocate avoiding orthodontic treatment that involves extraction of adult teeth and the placement of braces. This is…

Distinctive Dental Care offers CEREC same day crowns


Same day crowns enable the rapid correction of damaged teeth. If your tooth has been injured or if you are interested in receiving veneers to correct your smile and transform your appearance then CEREC is your best option. CEREC stands for CERamic REConstruction which has replaced metal restorations in the…

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