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Welcome to the website of R. Shawn Essey, D.M.D., L.L.C., a distinguished dental care provider serving the dental needs of patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Essey and his team of skilled professionals work together to provide quality dental treatment solutions for children, teens and adults. We strive to provide personalized and thorough dental care to achieve comprehensive dental wellness. From common problems to gum disease, we provide an array of dental services to meet your dental needs. Please see our Services link under Comestic Dentistry for an in-depth look!  


We are proud to announce that Dr. Essey has again been selected as a Pittsburgh Top Dentist for 2017!!!!!  Congratulations to Dr. Essey and staff!!!   

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July is Vacation Month!           

Summer is here and your family's schedule is crazy!  That means getting your kids to eat right and maintain good oral hygiene can be a struggle.  There could be even be a dental emergency or two with all of the extra activity.  Here are a few oral health tips for summer that will help y0u protect the kids and their developing teeth from long-term damage and avoidable mishaps.

Keep up that oral hygiene!  Brushing twice a day and flossing daily is as important in the summer as it is in any other season.  But with vacations, camp and lots of days spent at the pool, don't be surprised if you frequently need to remind your kids to brush and floss.

Now is a great time to buy new toothbrushes to replace the old, worn out ones.  In fact, you should stock up on extra brushes, as well as travel sized toothpaste and floss for those summer trips and days out. 

Now's the time for check ups.  Parents tend to schedule dental checkups in August, right before class starts.  But to prevent dental problems over the summer, book the kids in right after school ends.  This way, the kids will have a clean bill of dental health for summer.  The last thing you want is a child suffering from a toothache while away on summer vacation.

Stock a healthy kitchen.  Keep the summer from being an "acid attack" on your family's teeth by buying healthy snacks.  It's hard to limit snacking when the kids are home all day, but with the availability of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, you can stock the fridge with healthy options.  Be sure to keep the fruits and veggies clean and ready to grab.  You'll feel better about snacking when the kids are reaching for blueberries and strawberries instead of candy and cookies.  Swap out the sugary, acidic soft drinks with water.

Prevent dental emergencies.  It wouldn't be summer without lots of outdoor activities.  While these are gre3at fun they can unfortunately result in a dental injury.  Parents can be prepared for the worst following some tips.

     Make sure the kids follow "pool rules."  Many of the summer oral injuries dentists treat are due to a pool accident.  Running on  slippery pool decks, diving into shallow waters or bumping the pool ledge with their mouth causes many children to either chip or knock a tooth loose.

     Know what to do yourself.  Getting to the dentist right away is important, there are things you can do to help.  Use warm water and cold packs first, to clean the area and reduce swelling, respectively.  Use gauze to stop any bleeding.  Place a lost permanent tooth back in the mouth if possible.  If not, use salt water or milk to keep it moist for the ride to the dentist.

     Pack an emergency care kit to take along for vacation.  Essentials for this kit according to the AGD, are a handkerchief, gauze, a small container with a lid, and your dentist's contact information.

Summer can really throw your routine for a loop.  But by following these oral health tips for summer, your kids can start the school year with great oral hygiene.

 We've done it again!  Dr. Essey has once again been selected as a topDentist for 2018!!!!!  Congratulations to Dr. Essey and staff!!!!



No matter what day or week it is this month we hope it is wonderful!  Please don't forget to show your beautiful smile and be sure to tell everyone how Dr. Essey is helping you keep that healthy smile!

Healthy smiles are our #1 priority but we can also discuss with you cosmetic changes that might enhance your smile even more.  If you would like to discuss any changes you might be considering please call Dr. Essey to give you the most up to date options.

Our web site has lots of great information on learning about your oral health!  To learn even more visit www.mouthhealthy.org/ .

We believe our high-tech office and highly skilled team will give you the confidence that you are receiving the highest standard of dental care available. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Essey has been chosen in 2010 ,2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017 & 2018 Top Dentist by Pittsburgh Magazine!  We want to say Thank You to all our patients!

TopDentists is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which dentists and specialists throughout the Pittsburgh area cast "votes" on the abilities of other dentists and specialists, and because listings cannot be purchased, inclusion in topDentists is considered a singular honor.

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