Complete dental health from your local Essendon family dentist
At FirstBite Dental we aim to provide the highest quality dental treatment in Melbourne with the most up-to-date technologies and materials. We want our patients to experience complete dental health in a professional and comfortable environment.
FirstBite Dental has been established in Essendon North for over 15 years. In that time, we have become the preferred dentist for over 5000 families in the local area.
Children’s dental care
If you are a parent, we encourage you to bring your children while they are young so they not only feel comfortable coming to the dentist, but they begin to understand the importance of good health and how this contributes to healthy, clean teeth and gums. We aim to make your child’s first visit a positive one. With proper care and attention we will help your child mature with a healthy, happy smile. At FirstBite Dental, we are committed to helping children establish good dental habits. We are involved in dental education in many schools in the Essendon area as well as the whole of the Melbourne’s north-western suburbs.
As the saying goes, prevention is better than a cure, and this is especially true when it comes to your teeth. We aim to provide our patients with all the correct information on how to best care for their teeth, gums and overall dental health. Education for our patients is important, as this is the foundation for optimal dental health. Correct flossing, brushing and a good understanding of oral hygiene is the best way to avoid painful and costly dental problems. Our most successful patients are the ones we see every 6 months for a check-up where we can identify any issues before they become larger problems.
Oral cancer screening
At FirstBIte our preventative care includes oral cancer screening using our state-of-the-art VELscope© system. A screening is recommended once a year, and will be offered to you during your general check-up.
Sports dentistry and mouthguards
The awareness of proper safety guards for children and adults playing sport in Australia has grown in the last decade, and many sports now require the use of a mouthguard for every game. While many parents are aware of the importance of mouthguard, they may not understand the difference between a custom-fitted guard provided by your dentist, and the one-size variety that are commonly available in pharmacies and other stores. At FirstBite, we can provide a properly-fitted mouthguard that will fit comfortably (so your child will be happy to wear it) and provide superior protection.
There are many common conditions that can affect your dental health, such as bad breath, dry mouth or tooth decay. While many of these are merely a nuisance, some may indicate a more serious problem. It is important to have your dentist check out any issue that is bothering you, no matter how small, just to be sure. Problems like cracked teeth or erosion can worsen significantly over time, so it is always best to address them at the earliest stage.