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Don’t Miss Your Oral Cancer Screening

April 25, 2018

Man receiving oral cancer screeningApril is oral cancer awareness month, and according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, receiving regular screenings for this disease is the best way to reduce the numbers of oral cancer related deaths each year. What better way to celebrate oral cancer awareness month than to schedule an oral cancer screening with a skilled dentist. This simple, safe, comfortable screening may just save your life!
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How to Save a Knocked Out Tooth

September 4, 2017

Woman in dental chair holding cheekWhen a tooth is avulsed (knocked out), patients may think they have to have the tooth replaced. Actually, a dentist may be able to save the knocked out tooth in many cases. The first thing you should do when a tooth is avulsed, is take a deep breath. The situation may be painful, stressful, or scary, but it’s important to stay calm and assess the situation to ensure your safety during a dental emergency. It’s also important to carefully explain your emergency so a dentist or physician can provide the best directions to help you renew your smile.
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Teeth Whitening in Spring Lake, NJ

February 16, 2016

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teeth whiteningWith spring around the corner, all thoughts turn to bright sunshine and beautiful lawns, trees and flowers. Those aren’t the only things that are bright and beautiful. Around Spring Lake, teeth whitening at Dooley Dental gives people the opportunity to have smiles that are, well, as pretty as a flower.
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Visit Dr. Ed Dooley for Dental Implants Spring Lake

November 13, 2015

Senior woman with a beautiful, natural looking smile thanks to the dental implants spring lake residents preferPatients with one or more missing teeth have to deal with damage not just to their oral health, but their self-confidence as well. People with missing teeth are perceived in US society as being poor, uneducated, or unhealthy. Additionally, a recent employment poll revealed that those with missing teeth were much less likely to be hired than people with a full smile, and those who had jobs received significantly less money compared with others in similar roles. If the social stigma attached to tooth loss isn’t enough to spur patients to replace missing teeth, the oral health risks should be. Patients with one or more missing teeth often experience uneven dental wear due to the excess force placed on surrounding teeth, gaps and misalignment as teeth shift to fill in the empty space, changes in facial shape, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) caused by excess strain to the jaw. One of the most detrimental effects of missing teeth is the loss of gum and bone tissue, but most tooth replacement options don’t protect patients from tissue loss because they only replace the visible portion of teeth. Dental implants are the only restoration that replaces the entire tooth from the roots up preserving gum and bone tissue.
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Your Spring Lake Dentist Describes the 9 Dental Specialties

November 3, 2015

Happy patient visiting the dentist Spring Lake residents preferThe American Dental Association recognizes 9 dental specialties. According to the recognition requirements, the ADA recognizes specialty fields only if, “Advanced knowledge and skills are essential to maintain and restore oral health,” and the association asserts, “The needs of the public are best served if the profession is oriented primarily to general practice.” Dr. Ed Dooley is a general practice dentist, but has advanced training and experience in many of the recognized dental fields. In order for patients to determine the ideal course of treatment in situations where they may need advanced care, it’s important to understand the role of specialists in the dental profession.
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Choose Teeth Whitening Spring Lake For a Better Life

September 20, 2015

young man with a bright smile thanks to the teeth whitening spring lake trustsThe one thing no one ever mentions about getting older is the affect it has on your teeth. Gray hair may make you look wiser, but dingy-looking teeth don’t do anyone any favors — they’re just an unfortunate consequence of aging. But the good news is, there are treatment options with teeth whitening at your Spring Lake dentist office, Dooley Dental! We offer both in-office and at-home treatments to get your smile back to the pearly white you remember — read on to learn more about how teeth whitening can improve your life this fall, and for years to come.

In-Office Treatment: Ultra Boost Tooth Whitening Spring Lake Loves

Because it provides faster, more dramatic results, an in-office whitening treatment is an excellent option for someone looking to whiten teeth quickly before a big event, like maybe a wedding or a high school reunion. The in-office option is also great for those who are unlikely to follow through with nightly at-home treatments. At Dooley Dental, we offer Ultra Boost Tooth Whitening to give you a dramatically brighter smile in just one visit.

The Ultra Boost system works in as little as one hour and is able to remove stains that are located deep within the enamel, which your toothbrush just can’t reach. This option will have you walking out of the office with a super-bright smile you won’t want to stop flashing.

At-Home Treatment: Ultradent Opalescence

Maybe you prefer to whiten your teeth gradually, over a period of time, or perhaps you just want to do it from the convenience of your own home. Whatever the reason, Dooley Dental offers a great option in at-home whitening treatment with Ultradent Opalescence.

Forget the over-the-counter, one-size-fits all whitening solutions. This treatment option uses trays that are fitted exactly to your unique mouth, and it comes in a variety of different flavors and concentrations, allowing you to get exactly the results you want. You can wear them at day or at night, from 30 minutes to overnight, depending on your preference and treatment choice. With this option, you’ll notice a gradually brighter smile, with full results in two weeks!

Why Choose Professional Whitening?

When you combine your desire for whiter teeth with a dental professional who knows the best way to help you achieve your goals, the results will astound you. Don’t leave something as important as your oral health and appearance to some bored over-the-counter salesman — trust your teeth to a professional who knows what’s best for you and your smile. Trust Dr. Dooley.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’ve got teeth that are dingier than your dog’s bathwater, don’t hesitate to find out what teeth whitening treatments can do for you. Call us to schedule your appointment today. We’ve been bringing our New Jersey neighbors brighter, healthier smiles for years. Won’t you let us help you?

We’re Giving Athletes Free Mouthguards Spring Lake!

September 14, 2015

Young man with mouthguard spring lake tursts from Dooley DentalAt Dooley Dental, we love sports. And not just our professional teams, I actually think high school football provides some of the best entertainment I’ve ever seen. That could because my son Brendan was a committed Warrior football player during high school — who knows. I still believe that at the high school level, you can see pure passion, and a love of the game that you don’t find anywhere else. But we want you to remember that while they’re learning and growing on the field, young athletes are also at risk of injuring something they need for now and the rest of their lives — their teeth. That’s why this season, like every season, Dooley Dental is offering free athletic mouthguards in Spring Lake!
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Prepare Your Child’s Smile with a Back to School Dental Checkup at Dooley Dental

August 14, 2014

140303575The time for summer vacation is drawing to a close and it’s time to get the kids ready for the new school year. You stay busy gathering supplies, begin to return to an earlier bed time, and coordinate your schedule to accommodate recreational activities. There’s one more important step to keep in mind before getting the kiddos back to school: scheduling your child’s general dentistry checkup at Dooley Dental in Spring Lake, NJ.
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Find Real Relief from Nighttime Teeth Grinding with Bruxism Treatment in Spring Lake, NJ

July 23, 2014

Shutterstock Sleep SedationBruxism, or teeth grinding, is a potentially serious issue that affects millions of men and women in America. Because most people who suffer from bruxism are asleep when it happens, they aren’t aware of their behavior until it leads to physically apparent symptoms. By this point, however, it may be necessary to take restorative action, so it is best to diagnose and treat the problem as early as possible. At Dooley Dental in Spring Lake, NJ, Dr. Ed Dooley and his team help patients dealing with bruxism find relief from nighttime teeth grinding in a way that suits their individual needs.

Why is it Important to Treat Bruxism?

Though grinding your teeth while you sleep may not seem like something that impacts your daily life, the consequences of repeated grinding and clenching can be serious. Over time, the teeth begin to wear down, taking on a flatter and shorter appearance. Worn enamel that is subjected to the immense pressure of the jaws over and over again, every night, is far more susceptible to cracks and decay. In addition, patients with untreated bruxism often suffer from headaches and jaw pain, further detracting from your quality of life.

Fortunately, Dr. Dooley can help. With a customized oral appliance (often simply referred to as a mouthguard or nightguard), we can effectively alleviate the pressure your teeth sustain throughout the night. You wear it only while you sleep, and its comfortable contours fit your unique dentition precisely. If your bruxism has caused damage to any of your teeth, we can also help with a variety of restorative dentistry procedures and cosmetic solutions.

Schedule Your Visit with Dr. Dooley Today

If you or your partner is suffering night after night with teeth grinding and you’re ready to take a step toward improved oral health, we’re here to help. Contact our office in Spring Lake, NJ to schedule your consultation with our team, and see the extraordinary difference our dedication and skill can make in your life. Our family-friendly, state-of-the-art dental practice happily welcomes patients from nearby communities as well, including Wall Township, Avon, Manasquan, Brielle, Belmar, and beyond.

How Does Fluoride Affect Your Oral Health?

June 13, 2014

shutterstock_156782423Most people know that fluoride is a common ingredient in toothpastes and mouthwashes, but do we really understand its purpose and significance in our overall oral health? At Dooley Dental in Spring Lake, NJ, Dr. Ed Dooley and his team offer an extensive array of general and preventive dentistry services to keep your teeth and gums healthy, including fluoride treatments that help protect your pearly whites from damaging decay.

Protecting Your Smile with Fluoride

Fluoride is a naturally occurring anion of the element fluorine. It is found commonly in many of the foods we eat, including leafy greens like spinach and kale, citruses like grapefruit and oranges, and even in our tap water. Fluoride acts as a remineralizing agent that fortifies tooth enamel, replacing microscopic layers that are eroded daily by the various components of our diet. People who drink an excessive amount of soda, fruit juices, alcoholic beverages, and sports drinks, for example, are at a higher risk of tooth decay due to acid erosion. Fluoride helps to return some of your tooth’s natural strength and defends against cavities over the long term.

Fluoride treatments may be recommended for children and adults whose teeth are susceptible to decay. Ask about fluoride supplements at your next visit to find out how this all-natural solution can help bolster the strength of your enamel and keep your smile shining brightly.

Improved Oral Health for a Lifetime

Preventive measures – like those that you take every day by brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste – help keep your mouth looking and feeling its best. Whether your teeth are in excellent shape already or you feel that they could use some help from a caring, experienced dentist like Dr. Dooley, our team is here to help. Contact our office today to reserve your appointment and discover the numerous benefits of proper preventive dentistry. We look forward to serving your smile! Our conveniently located dental practice in Spring Lake, NJ happily welcomes patients from Avon, Brielle, Wall Township, Belmar, Manasquan, and beyond.

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