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...


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...


The “Sunshine Vitamin”—Could Vitamin D be the secret weapon in fighting decay in kids?

Dental caries continues to be a prominent disease in children. Past scientific studies, conducted around World War II, demonstrated a 50 percent reduction in dental caries in children by increasing...


A fun freebie that could save your teeth

Would you know what to do if you or someone you know had their tooth knocked out? If you're sporty, have kids or a physical job—then this one's for you!...


Lying through their teeth?

When you’re unsure if your child has brushed their teeth when asked, plaque disclosing tablets are a fantastic way to check up and monitor their brushing habits. Disclosing tablets are...


Should parents be concerned about thumb sucking?

With a reported 80% of young children sucking their thumbs (or other fingers) at some point in their lives, it would seem that it’s quite normal. And it is—sucking habits...


It's contagious! How to control tooth decay and keep it from spreading

Have you ever watched a nasty cold or flu spread like wildfire? You’ve witnessed the force of a contagion. Yet, even that flu is not as contagious as the world’s...


Don’t Let Your Kid’s Teeth Erode out of Kindness!

From the day the first tooth came in, you’ve been diligent about your child’s dental care. Regular visits to your family dentist for check-ups, daily brushing and flossing, and a...


Medical Myth: Infant Teething Causes Fevers

Any parent can tell you that infant teething makes for a trying time. Restless nights, feeding problems and irritability can all be part and parcel when an infant’s baby teeth...


Childrens Dental Care

The following article was found at http://theconversation.edu.au/dont-just-grin-and-bear-it-act-now-to-improve-childrens-dental-health-2658   Don’t just grin and bear it: act now to improve children’s dental health The two reports on child dental health and toothbrushing behaviour,...