Welcome to our office!

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!!!   

Monthly Updates

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October marks the annual National Dental Hygiene Month.  During this time we stress the importance of good oral health and hygiene!


Everyone should brush for two minutes, twice a day.  This helps to remove biofilm and prevent cavities, gingivitis, and other biofilm related diseases.  You should maintain a 45 degree angle when brushing along the gums and then gently brush down from the gumline to the bottom of the teeth.  Focus on 2-3 teeth at a time for about 3 seconds for each group, them move on to the next group of teeth.  A power brush can be a great aid for some individuals.


Flossing is an interdental cleaning technique that removes biofilm and food particles that a toothbrush can't reach.  Neglecting these hard to clean areas of the tooth can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease.  The proper technique for flossing is to wrap about 18 inches of dental floss between your two middle fingers, then hold about an inch taut between your thumb an index fingers, gently guide the floss between each tooth.

Chewing gum!

Chewing sugarless gum between brushing helps to keep your mouth clean throughout the day.  Chewing sugarless gum stimulates saliva production, which helps to wash away biofilm,  acids, and food particles from your mouth.  Some research has also shown that chewing gum in between meals can help restore tooth enamel and decrease the risk of tooth decay if the gum contains xylitol.

A regular dental hygiene routine can help to maintain a healthy mouth, but it is important to remember that regular checkups and cleanings are vital to your oral health!

Don't forget to call our office to schedule your professional cleaning appointment at 412-963-6789!



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 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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