There’s no way around it — imperfect teeth are a real confidence-killer. But when you feel good about your smile, your whole life seems to improve. If cracked, chipped, gapped or otherwise imperfect teeth are getting in the way of your Hollywood smile, learn how you can enhance your appearance and improve your life with porcelain veneers in Spring Lake, from the smile experts at Dooley Dental!
December 21, 2015
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.
November 2, 2015
At Dooley Dental in Spring Lake, NJ, patients of all ages come to Dr. Edward J. Dooley for a healthy and beautiful smile. So, does having straight teeth make your smile more beautiful or healthier? The correct answer is both. Obviously, a straight smile is more attractive. But when your teeth are well aligned, you’re also better able to effectively brush and floss for optimal oral health. Thus, a straight smile is not only a matter of cosmetics. For those who want to straighten their teeth, Dr. Dooley and his staff offer several different methods of orthodontics. One is sure to match your smile goals, as well as your budget and schedule.
October 20, 2015
At Dooley Dental, we’re your trusted Spring Lake dentist, but we like to have a little fun, too. We love to celebrate every holiday — and halloween is one of our very favorites. The pumpkins, candy and costumes make everything feel so festive, and everyone just seems a little more cheerful with the beginning of the holiday season. Our team also feels extra fortunate that our office is located in downtown Spring Lake, because this year, just like every year, we get to celebrate our favorite holiday in a big, exciting way!
September 20, 2015
The 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?
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.
July 23, 2014
Bruxism, 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.
June 13, 2014
Most 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.