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  • Have we found the smoking gun for vaping?

    E-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have gained popularity in recent years among young people and former cigarette smokers as they’re perceived to be healthier and are a more socially-accepted alternative to conventional smoking. But are they as harmless as the promoters of e-cigarettes claim them to be?Electronic nicotine delivery systems were invented in 2003 by a pharmacist in China. They began to appear on the market in 2004 and have since been steadily g...  Read More...

  • Did Paleo Pete jump away from the frying pan and into the fire?

    Thousands of viewers watched the Sunday Night special on 22 March 2017 to see Pete Evans face the media instead of judge cooking contestants on the popular cooking show My Kitchen Rules (that also happens to be on the same Channel). The episode was promoted using a media term ‘grilling’ but reporters were rather soft on Pete as he shared his views on various health topics such as paleo diet, water fluoridation, use of sunscreen and consumption of dairy products. There was s...  Read More...

  • Welcome our fresh face

    Our team has expanded and as a result we would like to welcome Sarah to our studio!Sarah grew up in Brisbane and finished year 12 in 2016. She enjoys distance running, listening to music, walking her dog and spending time with her family. She is excited to meet you all and assist Kat and the rest of the team at Bite.   Read More...

  • Eat your way to healthier teeth

    We all know that sugar and acid are number one enemies when it comes to dental decay and erosion, but what about foods that promote good oral health? Recently there has been a lot of research into foods that contain compounds with anti-bacterial action. Herbs and spices add more than extra flavourHerbs and spices have been used as natural food preservatives for centuries—long before refrigeration and other methods of food storage were invented. It’s all thanks to phenolic a...  Read More...

  • Good news—she's back!

    This month we have some very good news—our beloved dental assistant Stacey is back!She had a six month break from the dental industry before returning to Bite Dental. The whole team is very excited to work with her again as she brings a wealth of knowledge as well as her warm and caring personality.   Read More...

  • Hi and goodbye

    We're shuffling around Tom, our wisdom tooth surgeon who does most of the extractions at Bite Dental, is heading to Charleville for ten weeks to provide rural population with his services. For the next couple of months we will have Dr. Michael Burgess—a famous face—doing our wisdom teeth extractions.   Read More...

  • Will activated charcoal really whiten your teeth?

    Activated charcoal seems to be the latest buzz in the beauty industry. If you are a social media user, you may have seen videos of people brushing their teeth with black paste revealing a white smile afterwards. Health food stores are starting to stock all forms of charcoal powders and tablets now due to this latest craze.   Read More...

  • New Year’s resolutions to improve your dental health

    With the festive season behind, it is a good time to reflect on the previous year and take a refreshed approach to your health and wellbeing. Many people see it as a fresh start and a good opportunity to re-evaluate some of their life choices. Therefore, making New Year’s resolutions will help you set new goals for the following year.   Read More...

  • Is it time to swich your health insurance?

    The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recently launched their Time2Switch campaign encouraging policyholders to revaluate their health insurance cover. The ADA believes that we need a health fund reform to improve dental care delivery to fund members.Who feels better now?According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) there has been a surge of unsatisfied customers lodging complaints to the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman with Medibank toping the list for 60% of all c...  Read More...

  • In-studio whitening

    While healthy teeth come in a range of various shapes, shades and sizes a lot of us desire the look of big, white teeth which has been established as a beauty standard in our modern society. Bright and white smiles are associated with youthful appearance as teeth naturally tend to get darker with age. So it should come to no surprise when we are surrounded by celebrities and social media personalities displaying sets of perfect pearly whites.Here at Bite Dental, we’ve been offering take-ho...  Read More...

  • Welcome Dr Axel

    We are excited to welcome Dr. Axel Jones to the Bite Dental team. Dr.   Read More...

  • When should I bring my child for their first dental visit?

    Here at Bite Dental we often get asked when kids should visit the dentist for the first time. The short answer is around their 1st birthday. This age will help your child to get familiar with the dental environment and get used to new sights, sounds and smells. Don’t wait until an emergency comes up, it is best to identify any early decay and developmental abnormalities as early as possible.   Read More...

  • Simon drops and gives 22

    Simon is currently participating in the “22 push-up” challenge. He was nominated by one of his friends to raise the awareness of PTSD and suicide among war veterans. Jump on our Facebook page and watch him struggle, don’t be shy to critique his technique too.   Read More...

  • Farewell Stacey

    This month we farewell our beloved team member Stacey She enjoyed taking care of everyone at Bite Dental for three and a half years. However felt like it was time for her to embrace a different career path. She’ll be greatly missed for her warm personality, genuine smile and delicious baking.   Read More...

  • Introducing Amelia and Danika

    We are very excited to welcome two new staff members to the practice—Amelia and Danika. Amelia is the new friendly face at reception. Growing up in North Queensland, Amelia moved to Brisbane 10 years ago and has enjoyed life in the ‘big city’. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, shopping and is an enthusiastic Lego builder.Danika is our new dental nurse and has been taking care of patients at Bite since May.   Read More...

  • The legend of the Tooth Fairy

    Do you remember placing your baby teeth under a pillow and having money magically appear the next day? A visit from a Tooth Fairy is a very big deal for a lot of children. Over many centuries parents have developed traditions to excite their children about losing their first chompers.   Read More...

  • Do you think you might have a sugar addiction problem? You are not alone!

    Recent research conducted by the University of Sydney suggests that half of the Australian population are exceeding their free sugar intake by a whopping 50%.1 Children and adolescents are the worst offenders with 76% consuming more free sugar than recommended.What is a free sugar you might ask? It is sugar that is added to your food either by you or the manufacturer which includes sugars found naturally in fruit juices, honey and syrups. The World Health Organisation recommends that free sugars...  Read More...

  • Introducing Kateryna

    Or you can call me Kat! I feel honoured to receive such a warm welcome into the Bite family.I graduated from the University of Queensland back in 2007 (feels like yesterday) and have been specialising in preventative dentistry ever since. I have worked in a number of private and government dental practices before joining the Bite team.Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and two cats.   Read More...

  • The mouth is a mirror of your overall nutritional health

    In modern Western culture, the ‘nutrition and wellness’ industry is teeming with continuous revolving doors of trends, fads and superfoods. However, the science of fundamental human nutrition as changed very little; and still comes down to ensuring adequate intake of the right combination of essential minerals and vitamins. Your mouth can say a lot about what you’re eating, and your dentist may be the first person to spot potential nutritional imbalances.   Read More...

  • Final farewell from Jenna

    I would just like to thank everyone for their kind messages and well wishes! It has been very touching to receive such lovely words of thanks considering that I put instruments in people’s mouths while they lay vulnerably upside-down!What I enjoy most about my job is empowering people to take responsibility for their oral health, and at Bite Dental I have been so blessed to be able to do this every day with the most lovely people in Brisbane (and beyond)!To all my friends at Bite Dental, I...  Read More...

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