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Featured Image For Frenectomies & Lip and Tongue Ties – what are they & how do we treat them?
02-12-2019

Bite Size is excited to introduce a new laser to the practice! So you might be wondering what this laser is used for in dentistry. While lasers can be used for numerous dental procedures, one of the most common uses in pediatric dentistry is for frenectomies. What exactly is a frenectomy? A frenectomy is the […]

Featured Image For Kids and grinding teeth – is this normal??
01-07-2019

Working in pediatric dentistry, we often hear parents are concerned that their child is grinding their teeth at night – this is also known as bruxism. While it may be difficult to listen to, the good news is most kids grow out of grinding their teeth when the permanent teeth erupt! So you might be […]

Featured Image For What it means to find an in-network dental provider
12-18-2018

We get a ton of great insurance questions at Bite Size but the main one is “are you in network with my insurance plan?” There are many benefits of seeing an in network provider for your dental care – here is some information regarding what it means to be an in-network provider for dental plans […]

Featured Image For Tooth Trauma – What to do and how we treat it!
11-20-2018

We often see children come into the office with trauma to their front baby teeth. Pediatric dental trauma affects 30 to 40% of all children. Whether caused by a fall, or while playing a sport, impact can cause injury to the tooth. How tooth trauma is treated varies upon how severe the injury is. When […]

Featured Image For All About Toothpaste
09-13-2018

We get so many great questions on toothpaste – what is a good brand, are there any mild flavors for children, or how much toothpaste should my child be using? It is important to find a good toothpaste for both adults and children and we have some information to help you choose a good toothpaste […]

Featured Image For The Importance of Dental X-rays
08-09-2018

You may be wondering “why do you take X-rays on baby teeth, aren’t they just going to fall out?” While it is true that the baby teeth “fall out” or exfoliate, these teeth need to be used for chewing and tearing food (and of course, smiling) until the adult teeth are ready to come in […]

Featured Image For Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Can it Help My Child’s Teeth?
07-18-2018

Silver Diamine Fluoride “SDF” The dental world is excited to introduce the product Silver Diamine Fluoride (“SDF”) to patients. Silver Diamine Fluoride is an FDA-approved liquid that is clinically applied to control active dental caries and prevent further progression of bacteria. While the ideal way to treat teeth with decay is by removing the decay […]

Featured Image For Snacking and Toddlers
06-12-2018

Well if you are a parent of a toddler you know all too well that snacking is most likely their favorite thing to do, and it can be an endless battle that most of us give into. Most think cookies, candy, and soda are the only snacks/drinks your toddler should be avoiding or limiting in […]

Featured Image For Shark Teeth??
04-17-2018

Have you ever noticed while brushing your child’s teeth a set of permanent teeth coming in behind their baby teeth?  Due to the two rows of teeth, many commonly refer to this condition as “Shark teeth.”  Don’t worry, no one is turning into a shark here. What is happening, is that the permanent teeth that […]

Featured Image For How Often Should My Child Visit the Dentist?
03-05-2018

How often should my child visit the dentist? This is one of the most frequently asked questions from parents of little ones. Establishing a routine for your child’s dental care is very important in making sure their teeth stay healthy and sugar bug free! By age one, we start to see children for their first […]

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