A public drop-off centre for recycling your old brushes and tubes!

Oral care products and packaging bear a detrimental impact on the environment. These vary greatly by material and can include different materials such as plastic, aluminium, steel and nylon. In...


Xylitol—the sweet secret for your teeth and waistline

Added sugar may be the single unhealthiest ingredient in the today’s diet. Over the past 20 years, there has been a push to consume xylitol instead of sugar and its...


Chewing gum—a potentially new way of delivering vitamins

In a new study, titled “Vitamin-supplemented chewing gum can increase salivary and plasma levels of a panel of vitamins in healthy human participants,” researchers from Penn State College of Agricultural...


From the mouths of babes

This month we thought to interview a few of our little friends from Bite Dental—toddlers, young children and teenagers—to get their comments and ideas about teeth cleaning, the tooth fairy...


Bite welcomes a fresh new face

The team recently welcomed our new hygienist Ingrid. We’re excited to have her on board as she’s passionate about the mouth-body connection—the links between gum disease and chronic diseases like...


When does dentistry become too expensive?

When Simon gives a lecture on diabetes and oral health, there is one question he is asked all of the time, “Why is dentistry so expensive?” One in four Australian...


Do you know the signs of tongue-tie?

Tongue-tie or Ankyloglossia happens when the string of tissue underneath your baby’s tongue (frenulum), which attaches the tongue to the floor of her mouth, is too short. Having tongue-tie can...


Did you know squids can detect gum disease?

Gum disease is a common problem that needs to be looked for regularly. However, your gum check may soon be replaced by an unlikely but successful new solution—squid ink! This...


Four ways water improves your oral health

We all know that water is vital to our general health and well-being. Not surprisingly good hydration has a positive effect on your oral health too. This month, just in...


Dental myths busted

These days we are presented with a vast assortment of information related to our health and well-being through social media and search engines. This month we examine the most common...