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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist

What To Do In Case Of A Dental Emergency

Timonium Dental Emergencies Most people will experience at least one tooth emergency in their life. You could break a tooth playing a sport, accidentally dislodge a crown, experience sudden pain caused by an abscess or break a wire on your braces. In the case of a dental emergency, it is vital to see your dentist as soon as possible!

Following are some immediate treatments:
Broken Tooth: Save any tooth fragments. Rinse mouth with warm water. If the area is bleeding, apply a piece of gauze. A cold compress held on the cheek can reduce swelling and lessen pain. Visit your dentist as soon as you can.

Lost Filling: Save the filling if you can. It can help your dentist determine why it came out. Do not let food get stuck in the hole left by the filling. Do not chew on the tooth. Brush it gently. Call your dentist’s office to schedule an emergency appointment right away.

Displaced Crowns: If there is pain, you may apply a dab of clove oil with a Q-tip to the affected tooth (a common home remedy that may reduce pain). Save the crown. If you can’t see your Timonium dentist immediately, you can apply dental cement (available at drugstores) or denture adhesive to temporarily re-attach the crown until you can get to your Timonium dentist. Do not use other types of glue or adhesive.

By visiting your dentist as soon as possible, you avoid pain, infection and possible further tooth damage. If you delay treatment, even for a few days, you risk needing more extensive treatment later.

For dental emergencies in the Timonium area, call Dr. Steven W. Haywood. Our phone number is 410-561-6637.

“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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Dental Breakthroughs On The Horizon

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At Dr. Steven W. Haywood, we use the latest dental technology to provide our patients with quality general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. In addition, we keep tabs on the latest dental research propelling the industry forward.

Here are some of the newest intriguing dental technologies:

Fill and Heal: Bioactive Glass
A new type of filling created from ‘bioactive glass’ extends the life of fillings by inhibiting secondary decay and replacing lost minerals.

“Bioactive glass, which is a type of crushed glass that is able to interact with the body, has been used in some types of bone healing for decades. This type of glass is only beginning to see use in dentistry, and our research shows it may be very promising for tooth fillings.”1 Jamie Kruzic, professor of advanced structural and biomaterials at the Oregon State University College of Engineering

Stem Cells
A research team from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University applies stem cell technology to dentistry. They’re developing stem-cell based biomaterials that regenerate tooth dentin.2 The goal is to use them in fillings and root canals to save and regenerate tooth structure.  Although it’s still in its early stages, this technology could one day help preserve millions of smiles for people worldwide.

3D Printing
Some dental offices already use 3D printing to construct aligners, retainers, drilling guides for implant placement, and extremely accurate models for restorations. As the printers become faster and less expensive, you will be seeing them in more Maryland  dental offices.

Technology has its place, but experience, expertise, and a warm and attentive chair-side manner are just as essential. The quality team at Dr. Steven W. Haywood invites you to enjoy the difference at our comfortable dental office. Call today to make an appointment.

Note: The image to the right is a CAD-CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) machine used for the production of dental restorations.

1“Tooth fillings of the future may incorporate bioactive glass,” Oregon State University December 22, 2015, http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/dec/tooth-fillings-future-may-incorporate-bioactive-glass, accessed on October 24, 2016
2Liz Cass, “Fillings that heal your teeth – how regenerative medicine could change your visit to the dentist,” University of Nottingham, July 1, 2016, https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2016/july/fillings-that-heal-your-teeth.aspx, accessed on October 24, 2016

 

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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Can I Objectively Evaluate My Smile?

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It is no secret that a beautiful, pleasing, healthy smile can be your most valued physical attribute. After all, people notice your smile first thing. How do you know if your smile is detracting from your appearance?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; if you look at your smile in the mirror and believe it is unattractive, it doesn’t really matter what anybody else thinks. But what if you are not sure?

There are many troubles that are generally considered to detract from sensational smiles. Missing teeth is a biggie. People who are missing teeth in the back of the mouth may mistakenly believe that the gap doesn’t show. They are usually wrong. When smiling, talking, laughing, or eating, a missing tooth definitely shows – even if the missing tooth is the very last molar.

Yellow or gray teeth diminish the appeal of a smile – even one that is perfectly healthy and aligned – and crooked teeth are ordinarily considered unattractive.

There are a few unique smile characteristics that some people proudly show off and others wish to change. For instance, a gap between the two front teeth can become your trademark. True Blood star Anna Paquin, actor Woody Harrelson, and singer Seal have retained their spaces. Perhaps the most famous gap-toothed smile belongs to seventy year-old model Lauren Hutton who has proudly flashed it throughout her fifty-year career. Other celebrities such as Zac Efron, Tom Cruise, and Keith Urban weren’t happy with gaps so they transformed their smiles with cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry.

If you want an objective aesthetic evaluation of your smile, how can you do this? You can’t see your smile from every angle when you look in the mirror. If you want an expert opinion on the attractiveness of your smile, talk to a cosmetic dentist. There are a surprising number of design principals that are used in smile redesigns. These include size, shape, alignment, proportion, color, and translucency. Additionally, cosmetic dentists also consider the characteristics of the gums, lips, and facial features.

When you have a cosmetic dental consultation, you will be able to see how the vital elements work together to create a natural-looking, memorable smile. Bottom line? If you want to change your smile, you can! Schedule a consultation today by calling 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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You Be The Judge

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Are you researching smile redesigns? Then you’ve probably heard claims that cosmetic dentistry can give you a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these superlatives simply exaggerations? We invite you to judge for yourself.

Call 410-561-6637 to schedule a no-pressure smile makeover consultation with Dr. Haywood. You can discuss your smile makeover goals and see before and after photographs of actual patients.

A smile makeover involves one or more of the following:

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

Orthodontia

Orthodontic options include traditional metal or ceramic braces, ‘behind-the-teeth’ (lingual) braces, and clear aligners.

White Fillings

If you had dental caries in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, significantly beautifying your smile without crowns.

Dental Crowns

There are many different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We complete a comprehensive examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays/onlays are indirect fillings, which means that they are fabricated in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional direct filling is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist. Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive alternative to a complete crown.

Composite Veneers

Veneers can repair chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size.

Teeth Whitening

There is nothing like a wonderful white smile to give you ultimate confidence.

Dental Bonding

Dentists use bonding to fix tooth issues caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can safeguard tooth roots if the gums have receded.

Enamel Shaping

Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the aspects of a smile even if all the other teeth have a positive appearance.

Gum Contouring

If you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation, gum contouring can reshape the gumline and perfect your smile.

‘Perfect smiles’ are possible—but don’t just take our word for it. Come see our smile gallery and judge for yourself.

 

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

Solving Dental Dilemmas At Dr. Steven W. Haywood

Cosmetic Dental Solutions in Timonium Cosmetic dentists use dental crowns to solve a number of dental dilemmas. A dental crown is a strong, natural-looking permanent tooth restoration that covers the top of the damaged tooth.

We recommend crowns to remedy the following problems:

  • A broken tooth with decay
  • An ill-fitting existing crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost significant tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes a bite problem

Before Dr. Haywood can attach the crown to your tooth, we must prepare the tooth. We often apply a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during the prepping. The dentist will remove decay, if any, and shape the tooth to receive the crown. Then, a mold is taken of the prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.

A temporary crown is placed on the tooth to protect it until you return to our office to receive the permanent restoration. You need to be careful while wearing the temporary crown. Vigorous brushing or flossing can displace the crown or damage the exposed soft tissue. You should also refrain from eating extremely hard foods, like nuts or sticky candy.

A mold of your teeth is sent to a dental lab where your crown is built. Dental crowns are fabricated in three varieties: tooth colored crowns made of resin or porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and solid metal crowns. Each type has its pros and cons. Dr. Haywood will choose the best crown material for your particular tooth.

What if you need a permanent dental restoration for both the top and root of your tooth? A dental implant is your answer.

For more information about complete dental restorations and other cosmetic dental solutions, call 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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Help! My Crown Came Off!

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You are chewing an apple and hear an odd sound. Then, something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has popped off. Chances are, the crown (which cost you hundreds of dollars) can be re-cemented.

What do you do when your dental crown comes off?
It’s critical that you take the following steps:

Don’t Swallow It!
This may seem like a no-brainer, but we are mentioning it because it is vital. Carefully take it out of your mouth. If you accidentally swallow it, you will have some extra problems that aren’t pleasant.

Look Carefully
Inspect the crown and your tooth. If there is damage to either, Dr. Haywood will need that information. Which brings me to number 3:

Call Dr. Steven W. Haywood
We will schedule you an appointment right away and guide you on whether you should use temporary cement to re-attach the crown until you can come in and have it permanently re-cemented.

Clean Gently
Use a toothbrush to carefully clean the crown and the vulnerable partial tooth.

Handle With Care
While waiting for the crown to be re-cemented, skip substances that are chewy, sticky, or crunchy.

 

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 Restorative Dentist

Preventing Gum Disease At Dr. Steven W. Haywood

Preventing Gum Disease at Dr. Steven W. Haywood Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth and bone.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible. Gum disease can be reversed in its early stages.

Our goal is to help our Baltimore dental patients prevent gum disease before any damage occurs. Cleanings include root planing and periodontal scaling. Scaling removes the plaque and calculus above and, especially, below the gumline where your toothbrush cannot reach. Planing smoothes root surfaces so it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate and grow. It also creates a healthy surface for the gums to reattach to the root if necessary.

To schedule a deep cleaning, call 410-561-6637. We are located at 108 W Timonium Rd., Ste 200 in Timonium. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create beautiful smiles for cosmetic dentistry patients in the North Phoenix, Lupton Farm, and Jarrettsville areas. See our website for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice.

 

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 You Shouldn’t Dread Going To The Dentist

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If you are afraid of the dentist and have not had a check-up in years, today’s post is for you. Good news! Dentistry in the Timonium area and around Maryland is nothing like it was when you were a kid. (Even if you’re still a kid, we invite you to keep reading.)

There Is No Reason to Avoid Dental Visits
First off, if you need dental treatment, oral sedation dentistry allows you to sleep during the procedure. There are several levels of sedation – you can remain conscious or take a trip to la-la land. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Steve Haywood for more vital details about sleep dentistry.

If you have a bad memory of hurting for days after a procedure, relax. Improved painkillers, lasers, and advanced techniques have reduced the pain experienced by Dr. Steven W. Haywood patients. If you need extensive treatment, we will create a pain management plan to ensure that you remain comfortable.

You Won’t Be Here All Day
Dr. Haywood can perform procedures much quicker with today’s extremely precise dental instruments. Healing times for oral surgery are also much shorter.

You don’t have to live with gaps in your smile, sore gums, stained teeth, or a toothache. We can take care of all your dental problems. We will help restore your oral health to improve your quality of life and prevent dental issues from affecting other parts of your body.

Today’s Timonium dentistry is not your father’s dentistry. We invite you to discover why you shouldn’t avoid the dentist any longer.

We look forward to meeting you. Call Dr. Steven W. Haywood 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist

Seeking A Relationship In Timonium?

Affordable Baltimore Cosmetic Dentistry Are you one of the many Baltimore singles looking for a significant other? Perhaps you recently broke off a dysfunctional partnership and are determined to make a better choice this time around. I’m not talking about a relationship with a girlfriend, boyfriend, or spouse – I’m talking about something equally important – your relationship with your Timonium dentist. (…I admit my obvious bias.)

Why did you break up with your last North Phoenix Lupton Farm dentist? Did he/she cause you fear, guilt and pain? Perhaps you quit seeing your dentist because it was a love-hate relationship – you hated going and he/she loved making you wait. Was your previous Jarrettsville cosmetic dentist insensitive to your concerns? Was he/she a poor communicator? Perhaps you have simply moved into the Timonium area and need a new provider.

I am Dr. Steve Haywood of Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium. I understand that many patients are nervous (okay – downright terrified) about dental visits. I also realize that no patient wants to be given a shameful lecture about their oral health.

Though I have years of experience and extensive training on all the latest cosmetic dental procedures, there are some things that can’t be learned in dental school; how to build trusting relationships with your patients and create a relaxed atmosphere in your dental practice.

I understand that Timonium dental patients can feel very vulnerable as they lie in the chair with their mouth open. My staff and I maintain a friendly environment in our pleasant office. We manage our practice carefully to minimize waiting and provide ample time for each valued patient.

Effective communication is a priority. I make sure my Timonium dentistry patients understand their restorative and cosmetic options and answer all their questions before we develop a treatment plan.

If you are currently seeking a considerate, experienced, and sensitive Timonium dentist, I look forward to meeting you. My phone number is 410-561-6637. You can learn more about me at http://www.flossem.com/meet-dr-steve-haywood/

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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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