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Featured Image For Why Should I Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
06-13-2022

The question, “can’t my kids just see our family dentist?” is commonly asked. The simple answer – yes! kids can see a general family dentist. But did you know that pediatric dentists receive 2 to 3 more years of specialized training after dental school to practice dentistry specifically geared towards children?  Our Bite Size dentists […]

Featured Image For Sugary Drinks & Our Teeth
03-30-2022

While daily brushing and flossing and visits to your pediatric dentists at Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry are important for dental health, our diets also play a big role in protecting our teeth. We all love a little candy, cookies, and cupcakes for a treat but we can’t forget about drinks like soda, chocolate milk and […]

Featured Image For How do I motivate my child to brush their teeth?
01-27-2022

What is a task that many kids don’t enjoy and need a little motivation to complete? Brushing and flossing! Our Bite Size pediatric dentists are frequently asked how to help kids enjoy taking care of their teeth. Here are some of our tips to help make daily brushing fun! let your child pick their tools […]

Featured Image For Mixed Dentition – what does this look like?
09-27-2021

The time has come – your child has a wiggly tooth! They are now at the age where baby teeth will exfoliate (get loose and come out) and adult teeth are moving into their new home. This exciting time generally occurs around age 5 or 6, but it is always important to remember that each […]

Featured Image For LightScalpel – the quick & efficient way to revise lip/tongue ties!
08-26-2021

My child has a “lip tie” – what should I do?! “Lip tie” and “tongue tie” refers to the tissue (frenum) that attaches the upper lip to the gums or under the tongue. In some cases, this tissue can be very tight, thick or abundant and can effect nursing, speech, feeding, and sleep! See our […]

Featured Image For Toothpaste – how to find a flavor my child will like
07-23-2021

Working with kids, we frequently get asked by parents about toothpaste – what brand to buy, how much toothpaste to put on our toothbrush, and more importantly – where can I find a flavor my child will like? Most grocery stores likely have the usual flavors – mint, strawberry or bubblegum, but what about kids […]

Featured Image For Gingivitis
06-25-2021

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue and an early form of gum disease. The good news is gingivitis is reversible! But what can we do to help prevent gingivitis for our kids and ourselves?! Keep reading to learn more! Plaque is a sticky film that naturally forms on our teeth and contains bacteria – […]

Featured Image For Panoramic Xrays & Missing/Extra Teeth
05-25-2021

The question of “why do you take xrays on baby teeth, aren’t they going to fall out?” is common in pediatric dentistry. And while xrays are used for many purposes in dentistry, panoramic xrays are a great tool for dentists to view the entire mouth in one image – both the top and bottom jaw. […]

Featured Image For Mouthguards & sports drinks – how to protect our teeth while playing sports
04-23-2021

Springtime is back in full swing which means many sports are starting up! While participating in sports is fun and a great way to get some exercise, it’s very important to take care of your teeth at the same time! Mouthguards  Mouthguards have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of sports related mouth injuries. […]

Featured Image For Tips for Brushing Baby & Toddler Teeth
03-23-2021

Starting a daily oral health care routine with your little one is important but can also be a challenge. Toothbrushing is a new experience and can be a struggle for babies/toddlers and their parents to get the job done.  We constantly get questions about brushing and how to help babies/toddlers learn to love brushing – […]

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