in Essendon

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Is private dental insurance worth it in Australia?

Caring for your dental health is crucial for your overall physical and emotional well-being. However, some dental procedures can be expensive, and many people may struggle to access the necessary care. Dental ... Read more

Dental Insurance

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You may be about to lose your dental insurance benefits 

As the 31st of December approaches, you may be about to LOSE your PRIVATE DENTAL INSURANCE BENEFITS because most policies reset. December is a busy month, so our remaining appointments are filling up quickly. ... Read more

Dental Insurance

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Have your teeth got that furry feeling?

What causes furry teeth? Dirty teeth! If you don’t regularly clean your teeth, a bacterial film grows across the surface of your teeth. In dentistry, we call this film plaque, and it ... Read more

Oral Health

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Shirley Temple wore Veneers: the origins of the ‘Hollywood smile’

Don’t Look Up is a movie that has had Australians talking following its November 2021 Netflix release. This satirical film about a potentially-destructive comet heading to earth stars Cate Blanchett as Brie, ... Read more

Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Veneers

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Our Commitment to Sustainable Water Use

Dentistry, environment & water  At our Essendon dental clinic, we maintain a firm commitment to sustainable and sensible water use. For example, between 2008 and 2011, we participated in an initiative promoted ... Read more

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Protection Measures Essendon dental clinic

Dental Restrictions at our clinic during the Victorian 14 Day Lockdown

The Australian Dental Association, the Dental Board of Australia, and the Australian Health Practitioners Committee have imposed stringent regulations on all dental practices during the Victorian 14 Day Lockdown. At FirstBite Dental, ... Read more

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Allied health and dentistry: Whole body health starts with the TMJ

Allied health and dentistry: whole body health starts with the TMJ

Allied health dental approaches – Treating TMJ dysfunction Have you ever noticed your jaw making a cracking sound? Have you noticed an ongoing pain around your jawline? Have you ever found it ... Read more

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Even the ancient Egyptians lived with TMJ dysfunction (TMD)

People worldwide have been fascinated with ancient Egypt, ever since the start of the 1900s when archaeologists first discovered mummies and other artefacts. There’s just an ancient mystique which can captivate and ... Read more

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Effects of diet on children's jaw development and brain development

The effects of diet on children’s jaw development

We want our children to be smarter, better-performing versions of ourselves, yes? The effects of a poor diet through childhood has been shown to not only negatively affect children’s jaw development, but ... Read more

Children's Dentistry

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How facial injectables are used to treat TMJ dysfunction

Many patients living with TMJ dysfunction (TMD) report sore jaw muscles. Often because of bruxism (teeth grinding), the jaw and surrounding oral cavity muscles get over-worked. These muscles become overly toned, and ... Read more

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