A Smile Like A Precious Gem

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Would you like a stunning smile? Come in and ask us about sedation dentistry or general dentistry. We can answer all of your questions. Considering dental implants? Our staff can set you up with a consultation that’s sure to enlighten any patient. We invite you to test our claims about porcelain veneers or cosmetic dentistry. Meet our quality employees. Come see why Dr. Steven W. Haywood is considered a gem in the Timonium community. We’re that good. You may also be interested in cosmetic dentistry.

If you are missing one or more teeth, ask us about the process and the price of dental implant surgery. Dental implant surgery isn’t for everyone, but your research is never complete until you come in to find out if dental implants are for you. Dr. Haywood has been providing first-class general and cosmetic dental care since 1987. During that time, we have helped patients from all over the Baltimore area including Timonium, North Phoenix Lupton Farm, and East Bel Air.

Steve Haywood’s skill and experience combined with all the wonders of modern dentistry works dental miracles. A complete smile makeover or smile redesign combines several cosmetic dental procedures to achieve the most beautiful smile possible. Treatments include: dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, invisible braces, gum surgery, and teeth whitening. We guarantee that cosmetic dentistry will change your life for the better – it is the ultimate anti-aging treatment! You will value your new smile like a precious gem and will be proud to flash your smile to everyone you meet.

 

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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Limit Sugar For Healthier Timonium Kids

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Every health-conscious parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for kids–and plenty of us adults also snack on too many sweet snacks and beverages.

Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high calorie content, many parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Obviously, there is a lot of sugar in bubble gum, lollipops, and gummy candy. But there is also sugar lurking in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks.

Here are some popular snacks with significant amounts of sugar:

yogurt covered raisins
fruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varieties
rice cakes
many brands of yogurt including the hand-held type
juice drinks
flavored milk
barbecue sauce
fruit smoothies
cereal bars

Controlling sugar intake in your child’s diet is essential for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks at your local farmer’s market, convenience store or recreation center snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Sugar consumption is only one diet issue impacting children’s oral health. If your child’s diet lacks key vitamins and minerals, the tissues in their mouth may have trouble fighting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we provide high-quality childrens’, general, and cosmetic dentistry. Our team pampers our youngest patients. If you have a toddler who has not visited a dentist, call us today to schedule a first-time dental check-up. Our number is 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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Infant And Toddler Teeth Q&A

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Are you a new parent wondering how to approach your baby’s dental health? Today’s dental blog post is for you. Here are a few tips to remember:

How should I clean my toddler’s teeth?

For infants, gently clean their gums with a piece of gauze or soft cloth. The American Dental Association (ADA) does not recommend any toothpaste for infants. When your child is three, a pea-sized amount (but no more!) is recommended. Young children rarely spit after you brush their teeth, they swallow. When your child’s teeth start to come in, you can use a very soft brush to softly wipe away food and liquid left on the teeth after feeding.

When should my child see a dentist for the first time?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guides parents to take their child to a dentist before their first birthday, or when their first tooth appears. This is important for their oral health and also to help them become comfortable with a dentist from an early age. Don’t hesitate to call the friendly staff at Dr. Steven W. Haywood to book an appointment with us.

What should I do if my toddler has a toothache?
First, call your dentist to make an appointment. Some practices will let you come in without a pre-scheduled appointment for dental emergencies. Rinse the sore tooth and surrounding gums with warm salt water. Don’t put aspirin directly on the tooth. If your child will let you, use a cold compress on the outside of the cheek to relieve swelling. You can give your child acetaminophen unless your pediatrician advises against it.

How can I prevent my toddler from getting cavities?

  • Have your child get their first dental check-up before their first birthday, or when their first tooth appears.
  • Have your child get a dental check-up every six months or more frequently if your dentist advises.
  • Brush your child’s teeth gently but thoroughly before they go to bed.
  • If possible, brush your child’s teeth after meals, or have them rinse with water.
  • Don’t let your child sleep with a bottle unless it only contains water.
  • Don’t let your child drink juice all day – it is best to have juice along with a meal.
  • Limit or avoid sugary snacks – especially gummy types that stick to the teeth. (A fresh apple is better than a pack of fruit snacks).
  • Consume acidic foods and beverages with meals to safeguard enamel.
  • If your child sucks his/her thumb after the age of three, communicate with your dentist or pediatrician.
  • If your child grinds his/her teeth, seek counsel from your dentist or pediatrician.
  • Make sure your child has a healthy diet with all the necessary vitamins and minerals.
  • If your child has special medical conditions, seek additional counsel from your pediatric dentist.
  • If you have extreme tooth decay, seek additional advice from your pediatric dentist.
  • Follow your dentist’s or pediatrician’s recommendations regarding fluoride supplements and fluoridated water. Remember that too much fluoride is toxic.
  • Follow your dentist’s guidance regarding dental sealants.
  • Monitor your child’s tooth development and see your dentist if anything appears unusual.
  • Protect your child’s teeth with a mouth protector when they start participating in sports.
  • Model proper dental hygiene every day. Your example is essential.

Should I avoid dental x-rays of my child’s teeth?
No. Modern dental x-rays are extremely safe when proper procedures are followed. The diagnostic benefit greatly outweighs the almost non-existent risk of detrimental radiation exposure.

If child’s baby teeth are widely spaced, does that mean their permanent teeth will be too far apart?

No, this is normal and does not necessarily mean that their permanent teeth will be spaced too far apart.

 

The following article was used as resource material for this post:
“Parent Resources,” American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, http://www.aapd.org/resources/frequently_asked_questions/#40, accessed on June 12, 2015

 

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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Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile

Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile In Timonium

Hi, I’m Dr. Steve Haywood. If you are one of my existing patients, welcome back. If this is your first visit, I appreciate you stopping by. My quality team and I love taking care of our revered patients. Today’s article is for Baltimore smiles that are overdue for a cleaning and exam.

During dental deep cleanings, our hygienists thoroughly remove the plaque and tartar above and below the gumline. By scaling and planing, they remove areas where bacteria can easily multiply. We are enthusiastic about preventative dentistry to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. If you are due for a cleaning, call us today at 410-561-6637 to schedule.

After your teeth have been cleaned, I perform a thorough examination. I check for overall tooth and gum health, the presence of cavities, gum pocket depth, bite issues, and signs of oral cancer.

Some Timonium people mistakenly believe that they can skip dental visits if they don’t notice anything out of the ordinary. This attitude is risky. Many dental issues advance silently. When the patient experiences pain, much damage has been done. Gum disease, especially, often progresses unnoticed.

If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about dental financing options. It is far less pricey to prevent dental problems than to treat them after they have become severe. Those who perform regular auto maintenance, for example, understand the wisdom of prevention. Don’t you value your smile far more than your car? Call Dr. Steven W. Haywood today to schedule preventative maintenance for your irreplaceable 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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Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

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Today, we’re discussing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was invented in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The instrument is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people use the term generically. Since its creation, numerous other companies have entered the market with similar products. (Note: Dr. Steven W. Haywood does not necessarily endorse any particular brand.)

A water irrigation instrument oscillates a stream of water through a small, targeted tube to shoot out particles of food and plaque from around and between teeth. To use it, you insert the tube into your mouth, turn it on, and then lean over the sink with your mouth slightly open to let the water dribble out as you guide the stream of shooting water around the gumline, stopping briefly at each gap between neighboring teeth.

There have been over 65 studies that have affirmed the safety and effectiveness of water flossing for calculus reduction, plaque biofilm removal, bleeding reduction, inflammation reduction, and gingivitis treatment.

Should I Use a Water Flosser?
If you don’t floss at all, absolutely. If you have periodontitis, maybe. It may also help you keep your teeth and gums healthy if you have braces.

First, communicate with Dr. Haywood to acquire an oral care treatment plan that factors in your tooth and gum health, physical dexterity, and lifestyle. The following circumstances may impact whether or not dentist Haywood counsels you to use an interdental irrigation device.

Braces or other orthodontic appliances
A physical disability that diminishes ability to brush and/or floss
Gum disease
Gums that bleed when flossing
Bleeding around dental implants when flossing
Aversion to flossing
Sensitive teeth

The quality team at Dr. Steven W. Haywood would love to help you learn the best processes for keeping your gums pink and healthy and firmly attached to cavity-free teeth. To schedule an appointment, call 410-561-6637.

Sources:
Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS, “Interdental Cleansing,” The American Dental Hygienist Association, https://www.adha.org/resources-docs/7123_Waterpik_Irrigation.pdf, accessed March 10, 2017
Carol A. Jahn, RDH, MS, “The Water Flosser: Your Tool For Optimal Oral Health,” https://www.waterpik.com/oral-health/pro/education/pdf/Waterpik_WaterFlosser_ContinuingEducation.pdf, accessed March 10, 2017
“Water Flossing,” MouthHealthy (ADA), http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/water-flossers, accessed March 10, 2017

 

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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Protect Timonium Kids’ Teeth With Custom Mouthguards

Protect Timonium Kids

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood, we see many Timonium children and teens with serious mouth and tooth injuries that could have been prevented had they been wearing a mouthguard. When a tooth is knocked out or broken, speaking, eating, and smiling can become very difficult.

I am Steve Haywood and I recommend that parents encourage their children to wear mouthguards when participating in team sports, skateboarding, skiing, and ice skating. Ask us about custom mouthguards that will fit your child perfectly and offer excellent protection. Stock mouthguards found at most sporting goods stores are also an option, they just might not fit as well.

If you or your child is in need of cosmetic dentistry due to an injury or an accident, my staff and I offer many restorative procedures.

If the tooth is cracked, porcelain veneers may be the best remedy. This procedure is done by bonding a custom-fitted porcelain veneer to your tooth or teeth. This can cover a crack, chip, or discoloration.

Cosmetic bonding is also an option for a chipped or cracked tooth. A composite material is matched to your tooth color and then sculpted around your existing tooth to repair the crack or chip. This procedure is less expensive than veneers and gives beautiful results.

If a crown or dental implant is required to repair your tooth, we will provide quality crowns made from high-strength ceramic or porcelain with beautiful shape, color, and translucency.

Dr. Steven W. Haywood has been offering family and cosmetic dentistry to the people of Maryland since 1987. We’d love to serve you and your family and invite you to contact us today 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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Full Mouth Reconstruction In Timonium

East Bel Air Dental Implants Baltimore dental techniques and materials have advanced to a point where total and near-total mouth reconstruction is possible right here in the Jarrettsville area.

Unlike conventional removable dentures, extensive mouth reconstruction involves strong, functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.

You have probably heard about dental implants; the tooth replacement option that is, in most cases, the best possible replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants have been used for many years to replace one or two missing teeth. However, they can also provide a structure for crowns, bridges, and anchored dentures that replace nearly every tooth in the mouth!

Every smile makeover patient requires a somewhat unique combination of cosmetic dental procedures, but let’s talk about a hypothetical case involving several restorations:

‘Linda’ was a 52 year-old patient with a mouthful of problems. She was missing most of her back teeth on both her upper and lower arch. Four of her front teeth were chipped and her gums had eroded revealing the metal bases of two old crowns.

To restore a beautiful, strong and youthful-looking smile, she would receive dental implants to anchor partial dentures for her upper and lower back teeth. After soft tissue grafts, her front teeth would receive a combination of porcelain crowns and veneers.

The result? A stunning smile, renewed confidence and no more slipping dentures!

 

 

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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Top 10 Reasons To Visit Your Dentist

Visit Your Timonium DentistYou smile deserves regular attention. If you haven’t had a dental examination in a while, look at these critical reasons:

  1. Check Up: It’s time, and this is the best way to prevent dental problems.
  2. Clean Up: Our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile.
  3. Brush Up: If it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in for a refresher course on proper dental hygiene.
  4. Avoid Pain: If you have dental pain and have been putting off a trip to the dentist, come in now, because we specialize in relieving dental pain.
  5. Fillings: We can find and fill all your dental cavities in almost no time at all. This will help you steer clear of more painful problems down the road, and helps some of those sensitivities to hot and cold.
  6. Prevent Gum Disease: Let dentist Haywood analyze the health of your gums and suggest treatments or practices that are available to help you improve the health of your gums.
  7. A Whiter Smile: We can help. We have tooth whitening options available that will upgrade your smile and make your teeth whiter.
  8. Tooth Replacement: If you are missing a tooth, we can help restore your smile with the latest in tooth replacement technology.
  9. Cosmetic Dentistry: Considering making improvements to your smile? We can help you evaluate the options.
  10. Confidence: Nothing brings you more confidence than a healthy,  smile.

Give us a call at 410-561-6637, or visit us on our website at http://www.flossem.com.

 

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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Multi-Procedure Dental Visits Save Time And Hassle

Multi-Procedure Dental Visits in Timonium If you are planning extensive cosmetic dental work, you may be wondering whether to do it all at once or one procedure at a time. Here are some factors to examine:

Cost
In the long run, it is less expensive to do it all at once. At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we are able to complete several procedures in one visit. We know that complete smile transformations are a significant investment for most Baltimore residents. We would be happy to discuss affordable dentistry financing options. Call us at 410-561-6637 to schedule a no-pressure consultation.

Time
With the latest materials and state-of-the art cosmetic dental techniques, healing is quicker than in the past. However, some procedures such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants may require a healing period.

It is easier physically and psychologically to have the fewest possible visits to your dentist. You should also examine how your dental visits and necessary healing periods will influence your employment and family life. You will have less down time if you receive several procedures at once.

Aesthetic Results
While we routinely achieve great outcomes when doing a smile makeover in steps, multiple porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.

Sedation Dentistry
When you come in for a smile analysis, we can discuss oral sedation dentistry. Many cosmetic dental patients benefit from this safe and effective solution for pain and anxiety management. Conscious sedation is especially beneficial for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.

 

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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Whitening vs Bleaching At Dr. Steven W. Haywood In Timonium

Whitening vs Bleaching At Dr. Steven W. Haywood In Timonium

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that Dr. Steven W. Haywood provides in-office or through a take home kit. Results vary, but most patients see significant lightening that lasts up to a year. Our teeth whitening patients discover that a whiter smile improves self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching, however, mean two different things. Surface cracks and stains develop on tooth enamel, exposing the yellower dentin below the surface. Discoloration can be the result of the natural aging process, illness, genetics, or dark colored food or drink. Dark-colored and acidic foods and beverages–like wine, coffee, and tomato sauce–have even greater staining power.

Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel: toothpaste, do it yourself strips, and mouthwash. Some mouthwashes are safe and affordable, and can brighten teeth with continued, regular use. The extent of whitening varies, and it takes dedicated, use to see results.

Whitening products that do not contain bleach can usually make teeth two to four shades lighter. These are a good choice for men and women with sensitive teeth and gums that can react to products containing harsher whitening chemicals. Dr. Steven W. Haywood advises pregnant or nursing mothers to settle upon the non-bleach whitening products.

Teeth bleaching is used to describe a tooth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in varying concentrations. For best results, teeth bleaching should be done in-office by your cosmetic dentist. Bleaching can typically achieve more noticeable results, sometimes up to seven shades lighter. Intrinsic stains on the dentin, as well as surface stains can be effectively lightened under an experienced dentist’s supervision.

Call the quality team at Dr. Steven W. Haywood to schedule a consultation!

“How Can We Make You Smile?”

The following online articles were used as source material for this post:

Linda Dyett, ‘Teeth Whitening: How it Works and What it Costs,’ Consumer Guide to Dentistry, September 12, 2011, http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/teeth-whitening/.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

‘How to Whiten Teeth,’ What’s Cooking America, http://whatscookingamerica.net/HealthBeauty/TeethWhitening.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

 

 

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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