Tooth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

Timonium Teeth Whitening and Veneers Teeth whitening is one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we get asked about most, at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium. Everyone, it seems, would like to have dazzling white teeth and an awesome smile.

Well, who can blame them? A beautiful smile makes a great impression on everyone you meet. And with professional teeth whitening, a beautiful smile is within reach for everyone.

The key word here is professional teeth whitening. There are countless over-the-counter teeth whitening methods available at any drugstore or grocery store: from whitening strips to a bewildering selection of toothpastes. They can be effective, but pale in comparison to professional whitening.

At Steven W. Haywood, we use laser technology to whiten teeth. Laser whitening treatment is quick, easy, and safe. We use an ultra spectrum laser to remove built-up layers of stained material that coats your teeth. In most cases, just one or two sessions can produce dramatic results.

One of the most attractive things about laser whitening is that the results are permanent, provided you do your part. In other words, come in for regular cleanings and checkups, avoid those foods and drinks that can stain and discolor your teeth, and brush and floss daily.

For more information about the teeth whitening services at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, give our office a call. We also provide cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and general dentistry. Visit our smile gallery!

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Healthy Teeth and Body: Holistic Dentistry

Healthy teeth and gums are an important component of your overall health. Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium practices holistic dentistry, which views each patient as a whole: that is, the totality of dental, medical, and emotional well-being.

We are committed to being the most up-to-date dental practice possible. Our practice covers everything from holistic to cosmetic to general dentistry.

We are also committed to the safety of each patient. We recognize the danger of mercury in old amalgam fillings, and are a mercury-free practice. As a result, we can restore teeth with greatly reduced toxicity. We believe in conservative treatment and patient education.

No matter your age, caring for all of your teeth is necessary for total health in mind and body. Dr. Steven W. Haywood, your holistic dentist in Timonium, wants to keep you healthy and happy.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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It’s Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One

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At Steven W. Hayood in Timonium, we are passionate about preventing oral health problems before they start, with general dentistry.

The best way to do that is to establish a dental health regimen and stick to it. That means brushing and flossing twice a day, and coming into our office twice a year for a checkup and cleaning.

You might wonder why you need to see us twice a year, if you take good care of your teeth at home. The answer is that even with scrupulous flossing and brushing, no system is perfect; there are always places that your floss and brush will not reach. Not only that, we can check for issues that you may not even suspect are there. Many dental problems aren’t noticeable or cause any pain when they are in the early stages.

For the at-home regimen, we recommend that you replace your toothbrush every few months. We also recommend using toothpaste and mouth wash with fluoride. You might think that fluoride is just for young teeth, but they can strengthen and protect enamel at any age.

Above all, see Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium twice a year for a checkup and professional cleaning. If your teeth and gums are healthy, but you don’t like your smile, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry, like teeth whitening or our same day smile makeover.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Straighten Your Teeth? Clear Braces in Timonium

Spring Retainers Can Correct Alignment Without Braces

Many people in Timonium would like to straighten their teeth and improve their smile with braces, but a lot of them keep putting it off. A common reason for this is because it requires metal braces.

Not so fast! Metal braces are not required for every tooth alignment issue. An orthodontic appliance known as a spring retainer can be a great solution for people who need just a little adjustment to correct the alignment of their teeth.

Spring retainers are removable, less noticeable, and less expensive than conventional braces. Spring retainers can move teeth one to two millimeters in the desired direction, and are often recommended for orthodontic patients who neglected to wear their retainer after undergoing orthodontic treatment to have their teeth corrected.

An increasingly popular option is clear braces. At Dr. Steven W. Haywood DDS, we offer Invisalign braces for both adults and teenagers. They consist of aligner trays that are worn over the teeth like a mouthguard. The aligners are customized to each patient’s teeth. Since they are clear, they are not very noticeable. And they are made to be removed during mealtimes and at night.

Dr. Steven W. Haywood DDS offers a full range of cosmetic and general dentistry. We’re a holistic practice offering mercury-free fillings.

 

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Beautiful Smiles in Timonium!

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If you can’t be in the center of the fashion world, then bring fashion home to Timonium. Facial fashion, that is! The flashy, the sultry, the glamorous. Our team is devoted to keeping you looking great and feeling confident with the most beautiful smile you can imagine.

It’s All About Working The Smile

For just about everyone, the way we look is vital to our self-concept. Our self-esteem influences our interactions and relationships, and perhaps even our success. Let us revitalize your smile and bring it up to your standards. Cosmetic dentistry can address a range of issues, from cracked teeth or crooked teeth, to teeth that have lost their luster.

Dr. Steven Haywood offers two levels of smile makeovers: a same day smile makeover, that improves your smile in a single office visit, and the ultimate smile makeover. The ultimate smile makeover addresses all of your cosmetic concerns.

We offer a variety of services to the Timonium community, including general dentistry and gum disease treatment. And as practitioners of holistic dentistry, we consider the whole patient – not just your teeth.

Come down and see us. We will help you to work that beautiful smile on Timonium’s proverbial runway of life.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Smile Makeovers in Timonium

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Have you been considering a smile makeover here in Timonium, but worry you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule? Let Dr. Steven W. Haywood put your mind at ease.

A smile makeover with Dr. Steven W. Haywood is faster than you might think. Look into our same day smile makeover, or our ultra-modern laser whitening, which can be done in just a few short visits to our comfortable office.

Would you like to have your teeth straightened? Check out the new orthodontic options including six-month braces, invisible braces, and adult braces.

Porcelain veneers are a well-liked, minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure. Veneers can repair chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and slightly misshapen teeth.

If you replace your old silver fillings with tooth colored fillings, you can open wide without flashing any silver. Your rear molars will look like they did before you had any cavities filled. (How long ago was that?)

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood, we create brilliant smiles every day. Now it’s your turn!

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, General Dentist in Timonium, Invisible braces, Porcelain Veneers, Smile makeover, Teeth whitening

Tooth Sensitivity Treatment At Dr. Steven W. Haywood

Tooth Sensitivity Treatment in Timonium Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you experienced a sudden jolt of pain in one of your teeth? If the enamel has eroded, or the gums have receded, the dentin layer of the tooth is exposed. The substances that cause tooth pain travel to the pulp where the nerves of the tooth are located. Ouch!

Tooth sensitivity can be a warning that something is not right. It may be caused by a cavity, periodontal disease, gum recession, or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth.

A number of elements can bring about gum recession including consuming acidic foods and drinks, teeth grinding, or cracked teeth. Surprisingly, one cause of gum recession is brushing too hard. That’s right; it is possible to brush too forcibly!

If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Dr. Steven W. Haywood, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.

If you experience constant or intermittent gum or tooth pain, call 410-561-6637 right away to make an appointment. Dr. Haywood takes tooth pain seriously.

There are multiple treatments for tooth sensitivity including desensitizing toothpaste, fluoride treatments, and gum grafting. Of course, if you need restorative dentistry, that is the first order of business.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, we also perform entire smile makeovers for our patients in the Timonium area. Call us at 410-561-6637 to schedule a consultation and exam.

How Can We Make You Smile?

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Sedation Dentistry In Timonium For Kids And Parents

Sedation Dentistry In Timonium For Kids And Parents

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood, we know that many children are afraid of going to the dentist. I am Dr. Steve Haywood and my staff and I want to make your child’s first visit to my Timonium practice a positive experience. Regular dental check-ups from toddler age are an essential part of dental health.

Towson parents can follow these guidelines to help prepare their child for a general dentistry visit.

1. Talk about the exam with your child. Answer any questions with uncomplicated answers.
2. Don’t share your bad dental experiences with your child.
3. Don’t imply that the exam will be painful.
4. Help your child understand that this is an important part of staying healthy.
5. Don’t offer a reward for visiting the dentist.

It is important for parents to make sure they aren’t anxious about Timonium dental visits because children can sense their stress.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood, we have been treating children and adults since 1987. Our professional, friendly staff can calm the nerves of a fearful child and help them have a gentle dental experience.

If you or your Timonium child has had a bad dental experience or is unable to stay calm while visiting the dentist, ask us about sedation dentistry. We want all of our patients to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible while receiving excellent dental care.

For simple dental procedures topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing oral sensation. If you require more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are safe solutions.

Dr. Steven W. Haywood also offers complete smile makeovers which may include dental implants, teeth whitening, dental veneers, or any other cosmetic dental procedures required. All of these can be done with some type of sedation.

Don’t let your fears or your child’s fears keep your child from having a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood at
410-561-6637 today!

 

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Change Your Life In 4 Steps

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Healthy teeth that work as nature intended are crucial for a high quality of life and overall health. Towson area folks who notice dentures know what I’m talking about.

There is no question that dentures are preferable to a completely toothless mouth, but they are not trouble free. Your mouth performs multiple basic functions, each of which can be impaired by the headaches of dentures.

Dentures can make it challenging to chew and taste food. It’s embarrassing to talk when they are slipping around in your mouth and laughing can dislodge them entirely. They can even make it hard to breathe – and it doesn’t get more basic than that.

Even if you have had dentures for many years, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are an uncommonly versatile tailor-made replacement for dentures.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, building a heavy-duty base for an over denture.

Here is the process:

1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, your dentist will take x-rays and analyze your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Your dentist will evaluate options with you and together you will develop a treatment plan.

2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how fast and easy the procedure is.

3. Integration
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial and non-biological tooth root. Amazingly, in the vast majority of cases, the jawbone tightly fuses with the implant to design an extremely substantial foundation for the final restoration. It takes from three to six months for your jawbone to work its amazing magic.

4. Final Restoration
Whether your final step is a dental crown, bridge, or denture, your dentist will work with the lab to manufacture a beautiful and functional restoration. A connecting piece called an abutment attaches the restoration to the artificial root(s). The crown, bridge, or denture is all that is visible at the end of the process. Dental implant restorations are essentially indistinguishable from former teeth.

Dental implant patients of all ages are delighted with the improved quality of life implants furnish.

Are breathing, speaking, eating, tasting, and laughing important to you? Call us to schedule a consultation.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Smile Makeover Questions Answered At Dr. Steven W. Haywood

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Even some men and women with top notch oral health want to improve specific components of their smile. Though proper brushing is essential for healthy teeth, it won’t re-contour a gumline or repair a cracked tooth. A cavity-free mouth may still have stained or slightly misaligned teeth.

If you want to correct the smile elements that can’t be improved with diligent oral hygiene, call 410-561-6637 to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Steve Haywood. During your smile makeover consultation, we will communicate with you about:

Cost
Each smile makeover is completely unique, therefore the price varies from patient to patient depending on the specific procedures performed. During your consultation, Dr. Haywood will give you an estimate for your cosmetic dental smile makeover.

Function
Proper function is priority one. Your cosmetic dental smile makeover will maintain or improve your ability to talk, eat, and smile.

Beauty
This is probably the main reason you are choosing to transform your smile. Dr. Haywood will describe the cosmetic improvements you can expect and the technical details about the procedures.

Sedation
If your smile transformation requires several hours of treatment, or if you have dental anxiety, you may want to think about sedation dentistry. Dr. Haywood will explain your sedation options and the associated costs.

Health
If you have existing tooth decay or gum disease, these problems need to be addressed prior to your cosmetic concerns. It may be possible to combine required restorative procedures with your cosmetic work.

If you are interested in learning more about smile redesigns, call us today at 410-561-6637.

 

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, MD 21093

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