Did you know it’s recommended that you bring your child to the dentist by his or her’s first birthday? Introducing your child to consistent dental health care at an early stage promotes comfortability and educates the whole family on how to properly take charge of their little one’s oral health. Dr. Dooley and our compassionate support team in the Spring Lake office make each pediatric appointment easy-going and gentle. Dr. Dooley is well known for being one of the friendliest children’s dentists in Wall Township!
January 13, 2017
June 18, 2016
You need a Spring Lake dentist you can trust with excellent educational credentials, a caring attitude and a wide range of services. Get all 3 in Dr. Edward Dooley. (more…)
November 13, 2015
Patients 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.
November 3, 2015
The 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.
September 14, 2015
At 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!
August 14, 2014
The 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.
March 7, 2014
You want your child to have good oral health and good overall health. But what do these two things have to do with each other? More than you might think. As we mentioned in our last post, what happens to your smile can have an impact on a patient’s overall wellbeing.
To help children from Spring Lake enjoy good oral and overall wellbeing, Dr. Dooley offers dental and orthodontic care for children. With the care that we offer, we can look for and treat common oral health issues like gum disease and cavities. We can also offer preventive help with dental sealants or a fluoride mouth rinse. Fluoride helps teeth by attracting minerals that strengthen tooth enamel. And just as important, we can teach your little one about brushing and flossing so that he or she starts developing helpful habits early.
Better Oral Health with Straighter Teeth
But regular checkups are just one way that Dr. Dooley helps children from Spring Lake and beyond. For children with misaligned teeth, orthodontic care is also important—and the earlier it’s administered the better. Through Dr. Dooley’s training, he can administer care using today’s best tools. Many young patients finish treatment in 12 to 18 months.
Does your child need a regular checkup or orthodontic care? Dr. Dooley of Dooley Dental can help. Call our Spring Lake office today for an appointment. We can help your child enjoy better oral health. We’re happy to serve young patients from Spring Lake, Avon, Brielle, Belmar, Manasquan, Wall Township, and nearby New Jersey areas.