Contact us in Melrose, MA
Nowak Family Dental is your hometown dentist, located in historic downtown Melrose, MA. We’re a few short blocks from the Melrose City Hall, on Myrtle Street. Whether you’re a local or you’re coming from afar, our commitment to you is the best possible dental care, caring staff, and a brilliant smile. Nowak Family Dental is proud to provide top quality dental services to patients in Melrose, MA, including dental implants, Invisalign, root canals, and veneers.
Call us today at 781-662-9119 to schedule your appointment!
Nowak Family Dental
84 Myrtle St
Melrose, MA 02176
Tel: 781-662-9119 | Fax: 781-662-1899
Monday | 10am - 6pm
Tuesday | 8am - 6pm
Wednesday | 8am - 6pm
Thursday | 8am - 5pm
Friday | Closed
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I go to the dentist?
Dentists recommend going to the dentist for cleanings and exams every 6 months. For many patients this is the optimal frequency for keeping plaque from building up on the teeth and preventing tooth decay. It also allows for early detection of oral health issues such as gum disease and oral cancer.
When should my child go to the dentist for the first time?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your baby to the dentist by their first birthday or within 6 months of their first tooth erupting. Early dental care helps to establish a foundation for a lifetime of dental health.
When should my child have an orthodontic evaluation?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. If there are orthodontic issues present, such as crowding or bite misalignment, early intervention can guide the growth of the jaw and the eruption of the permanent teeth. Ideally, early orthodontic treatment can mean shorter treatment time later.
Should I talk to a dentist about snoring?
If you or a loved one snore at night, it could be a sign of sleep apnea, a condition that causes airway obstruction while sleeping. An oral appliance can stop or reduce snoring by repositioning the jaw so that the airway remains open. Talk to your dentist about this option for sleep apnea treatment.
Should missing teeth be replaced?
If you’re missing a tooth or have a severely decayed tooth that must be removed, it is always in your best interest to replace that tooth. Leaving a gap can cause your other teeth to shift out of place and the support structure for the tooth to dissolve. A dental implant or a bridge can replace the tooth.
What is periodontal care?
Periodontics refers to the support structures for the teeth, including the jaw and gums. Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is an infection of the gums caused by plaque bacteria. Periodontal care and maintenance helps to treat and prevent gum disease. Procedures include scaling, root planing, and periodontal splinting.
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, you should call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. If you are experiencing an urgent dental problem that is not life threatening, call us immediately. During regular business hours we will see you as soon as possible. After hours we will determine whether or not we need to see you right away or the next day.
How can I improve my smile?
Dental procedures that are done to improve the appearance of the teeth are considered cosmetic dentistry. This includes teeth whitening, veneers, and cosmetic bonding. Invisalign is sometimes considered to be cosmetic, but it also has dental health benefits. Dental implants are another cosmetic procedure with oral health benefits.
How often are x-rays taken?
Most dental insurance plans cover x-rays once a year, which is usually often enough for your dentist to detect cavities or any issues with your teeth that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
Here’s What Our Patients Are Saying
I requested an emergency visit on a holiday for a crown that fell out. They were able to give me an appointment and I was seen and it was taken care of. I can't say enough good about Nowak family dental and all the staff. I travel from Salisbury to Melrose, MA but it is well worth it. Highly recommended.JT
I have always had a fear of dentists until I went to Nowak Family Dental. They are sensitive to your concerns, professional, friendly and always accommodating.JC
This was, without a doubt, the best experience I have ever had in a dentist's office.LF