795 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845
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Cosmetic Dentistry

You can have the smile you've always wanted – straighter, whiter, shapelier, fuller!

Preventive Dentistry

We are dedicated to helping your family achieve optimal dental health with regular hygiene cleanings from Dr. Schrader at Willows Dental Group.

CEREC Same-Day Crowns

With the power of CEREC, busy patients can receive the permanent, high-quality restorations they need in record time.

Invisalign

Do you want straighter teeth but don’t want the look of traditional metal braces? Luckily there’s a new solution available—clear braces from Invisalign.

North Andover FAQ's

Before we perform any service, we take the time to talk to you and make sure your questions and concerns are addressed. Since you may have questions before you walk through our door, Dr. Schrader has included this list of commonly asked questions about our treatments and policies. If you don’t see the information you need here, please call us at (978) 685-8313 so we can help you.

How does Dr. Schrader keep up-to-date on all of the current techniques and materials?

Dr. Schrader is extensively trained, but because dentistry is constantly changing, he does a number of things to stay up-to-date on all of the current findings. He frequently attends continuing education courses that focus on the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He also belongs to a variety of organizations which offer seminars and conferences on changes in dentistry.

How do I know when it's time to come in for a checkup?

We recommend  you visit us every three to four months. We may adjust this time period depending on the state of your teeth.

At what age should my children first see a dentist?

We would like to see children after their third birthday. At this time, we will perform just a visual exam to see how their teeth are doing. When your child is older, we will complete a more comprehensive exam.

Do you accept referrals?

Yes. We always welcome new patients to our office.

Do you accept my insurance plan?

In this day and age, we know deciphering your insurance benefits can be confusing. So, we are happy to help you with insurance concerns.

We feel, however, your insurance should never dictate the quality or timing of your treatment. If you have extensive or long term dental care, our office offers assistance through outside financing companies with competitive interest rates. If you have any questions about financing, call us at (978) 685-8313.

Will I be charged if I need to cancel an appointment?

We know your schedule can change abruptly. Please call us immediately so we can reschedule you. If you cancel within 24 hours before your scheduled time, we reserve the right to charge you a cancellation fee.

What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?

If you have an emergency, please call our office number at (978) 685-8313 and follow the instructions to contact our on-call doctor.

I have a temporary crown in my mouth. What happens if it comes off or breaks?

When a temporary crown falls off or breaks, reattach the crown using dental adhesive or toothpaste. Then, call us at (978) 685-8313 immediately so we can schedule an appointment to evaluate the damage.

My child has had an accident and his/her tooth has been entirely knocked out. What do I do?

If your child’s tooth is knocked out during office hours and there is no imminent medical emergency, please contact us at (978) 685-8313 immediately. There is a chance we can replace the tooth if we see your child within the first hour. When you call, our office staff can advise you on the safest and most appropriate plan of action.

What different payment options do you provide?

Our office accepts cash, check and credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover. Any amount not covered by your insurance is your responsibility.

How can I ask Dr. Schrader questions directly?

Dr. Schrader welcomes any of your questions during your visit. If you have questions before your visit, you can call our office at (978) 685-8313 to talk to Dr. Schrader directly.

How can I safely whiten my teeth?

Many of our patients ask about whitening their teeth. Since each mouth is unique, we need to evaluate your teeth to recommend a specific method. If your teeth are cracked, chipped or discolored, Dr. Schrader may recommend restorative services, such as veneers or bonding. If you want to bleach your teeth, we use Brite Smile in our office.

What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?

We take several precautions to ensure your safety as our patient. First, we keep up-to-date on the latest sterilization procedures and research. Our office complies and exceeds OSHA standards for safety. Our instruments are thoroughly sterilized in accordance with ADA accepted guidelines. Most importantly, we have a sterilization center where we can maximize efficient sterilization and minimize the chance of contamination through human error. If you have any questions, we would be happy to demonstrate our sterilization procedures.

My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

Yes! You should be very concerned about bleeding gums, especially if you haven’t had a check-up in a while. While it may seem harmless, bleeding gums may indicate a variety of serious health problems, including gum disease. If your gums are bleeding, call our practice at (978) 685-8313 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schrader.

Do I have to floss every day? Is it really that important?

Brushing cleans about 80% of your teeth while flossing covers the remaining 20%. Although that seems like a small percentage, this area is where all of the big problems originate. Therefore, cleaning this area is very important.

When you come to our office, our hygienists can discuss the benefits of flossing and recommend products to help you maintain your dental health.

I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?

There are a variety of ways to improve the appearance of your teeth without braces. One of the easiest methods is with Invisalign. This comfortable and effective product uses a series of invisible aligners to move your teeth. Best of all, no one will realize you’re wearing them. Dr. Schrader may also recommend crowns or veneers to make your teeth appear straighter.

If you would like to enhance the appearance of your smile, call us at (978) 685-8313 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schrader. After listening to your goals and concerns, he can suggest the best way to straighten your smile.