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, including:

Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to look, feel and function like your own natural teeth. Implants can restore the aesthetics of your smile, or act as an anchor for dentures.

Venus White Bleaching

It 's hard to imagine anything more appealing than a sparkling, white smile.  Yet out teeth rarely stay as white as we'd like them to without a little help.  Venus White offers affordable, superior at home whitening for a whiter smile in one week and it is available here at Dr. Essey's office.

You can trust Venus White to help you achieve and maintain a brighter, more radiant smile.  We have a high performance Venus White option that is just right for you.

Venus White Pro is the high performance whitening system specially formulated for simple at home use.  We will work with you to create custom fit trays and will also have touch up kits available.  Use night or day for a bright, radiant smile.

Venus White Ultra offers a quick, convenient and easy way to whiten in just 7 days.  The trays are pre-filled wit mint flavored gel.  These trays are disposable and made of a super thin material offering comfort and effective whitening in just 7 days!

There are lots of things you can do to make sure your whitening results last as long as possible, and this will vary from person to person.  First of all please maintain your usual good routine of brushing and flossing every day and be sure to keep up with your recare appointments in our office.  Avoid foods and beverages that cause stain, such as coffee, tea, red wine, tomato based foods.  Try drinking staining fluids thru a straw if possible or do a swish and swallow with water after having one of those drinks or foods.

 

An announcement for all our brides-to-be, bridesmaids, mothers and fathers of the brides, or even those just attending a wedding!  During wedding season we are having a special on our Venus 7 Day Strips!  Regularly $115, now just $75!  Stop by and ask us about this great product!

 June is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month!

Poor dental health and gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a new study from the University of Central Lancashire School of Medicine and Dentistry suggests.

Although past studies have suggested a link between oral health and dementia, this is the first to pinpoint a specific gum disease bacteria in the brain.

Researchers looked at donated brain samples of 10 people without dementia and 10 people with dementia.  They found the bacteria  Porphyromonas  gingivalis in the brains of four of those with dementia.

This bacteria may play a role in changes in the brain in Alzheimer's disease contributing to symptoms including confusion and failing memory.

Everyday activities like eating and tooth brushing, and some dental treatment, could allow the bacteria to enter the brain.  The theory is that when the brain is repeatedly exposed to bacteria and/or debris from our gums, subsequent immune responses may lead to nerve cell death and possibly memory loss.

For now it remains to be proven whether  poor dental hygiene can lead to dementia in healthy people, but it is likely that these bacteria could make the existing disease condition worse.

Even though more studies need to be done,  make sure you reduce your risk by having good oral hygiene!

Brush, floss, and ask our hygienist's what else you can do to keep healthy!!!

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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!!!    

                    

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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Thank you for visiting Dr. Essey’s website. We look forward to seeing you smile.