Patient Education Is A Priority At Dr. Steven W. Haywood

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My name is Dr. Steve Haywood. I have enjoyed serving the Timonium and Baltimore areas since 1987. One of the things that I pride myself on is giving my patients the oral health education they need to have a healthy smile.

Here at Dr. Steven W. Haywood we know that optimal dental health depends on good habits, so we want you to have all the information you need to practice those habits.

When my patients are in need of a dental procedure such as a filling or a crown, we take the time to explain the treatment and why it needs to be done. We also explain how to care for your teeth post-procedure.

In addition to having healthy teeth and gums, I also want my dental patients to have the beautiful smile they deserve. That’s why I also work to make my patients aware of the many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures. Procedures such as teeth whitening and veneers are simple, but can have amazing results.

If you are in the Timonium area and are looking for a highly skilled dentist with experience as well as superior communication skills, give us a call here at 410-561-6637. We can answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants or complete smile makeovers. Some of the most popular procedures done in our office are:

 

cosmetic dentistry
dental implants
sedation dentistry
general dentistry

Call us today to book an appointment!

 

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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Does Your Dentist Conjure Up Cavities?

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Cavities can be filled, but it is better to prevent cavities in the first place. If your dentist seems to conjure up cavities at every visit, then it’s up to you to break the cycle. But we are here to help you. Let’s work together.

How can you lift the cavity curse? Schedule a preventative dental consultation and examination at Dr. Steven W. Haywood by calling 410-561-6637. You will be served by several members of our friendly team. One of our experienced dental hygienists will give your teeth and gums the best cleaning they have ever received. He or she will review proper oral hygiene and discuss ways to incorporate these critical habits into your lifestyle.

Dr. Haywood will perform a thorough examination and discuss your dental conditions and goals. We welcome questions about brushing, flossing, diet, medical issues, and lifestyle choices. These are all factors that affect your dental health.

As much as we love to see our patients, we would prefer they all enjoyed healthy smiles and only had to visit a couple times a year for cleanings and checkups. Use preventative dental visits to improve your oral care techniques and break the cavity curse.

Steve Haywood DDS is an experienced dental professional who promotes preventative dentistry. Our practice launched in 1987 to provide the residents of Timonium, North Phoenix Lupton Farm, East Bel Air, and Jarrettsville with the highest standard of personalized dental care.
Dr. Steven W. Haywood offers a comprehensive menu of dental services including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry and general dentistry.

We look forward to working with you to break the cavity curse.

 

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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Bright And Healthy Smiles

cosmetic dentistry Timonium No one disputes the fact that bright and healthy smiles are more attractive. Everybody likes to see an attractive smile, and having beautiful teeth is also healthy for your self esteem.

I’m Steve Haywood, DDS. I provide dental services to the greater Baltimore area from our comfortable and friendly dental office.

If you are looking for a dentist, we invite you to contact us. I am currently accepting new patients and would love to serve all of your dental needs including porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry, and general dentistry.

Whiten, Straighten, or Get Rid of the Silver

There are many reasonably priced procedures that will allow you to achieve a bright and healthy smile. There are effective tooth whitening treatments that whiten smiles dramatically. If you would like to straighten your teeth, you also have numerous orthodontic options. Still have silver amalgam fillings? How would you like to have them upgraded to white fillings? When you open your mouth wide, your teeth will look like they did before you ever had dental caries!

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood, we focus on patient-centered dental care in a friendly environment. To request a consultation, exam, or cleaning, call us at 410-561-6637 today – Dr. Steven W. Haywood


 

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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Do You Eat A Smile-Healthy Diet?

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Today’s article explains how specific foods and eating practices impact our teeth.

The Sugar Problem
Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids. It is the acids that begin to assault enamel and initiate decay for individuals of all ages. Fruits have high water content which can dilute the effects of the sugars they contain and get the saliva flowing so they aren’t really forbidden. It’s the chocolate bars, hard candies, cookies, cakes and pies that are.

Acidic Food Coupling
Oranges, tomatoes, lemons and the like should be eaten as part of a meal to reduce the acidic effects. It is a good idea to eat a variety of healthy foods such as cheeses, chicken, other meats, nuts and milk. The calcium and phosphorus will promote tooth remineralization.

Timing of Meals
The more frequently you eat the more frequently your teeth are subject to the decay process. This can be eased by selecting healthy snacks. And keep in mind, the later at night you eat the more likely you are to not only eat unhealthy foods, but to skip oral hygiene altogether.

I’m Steve Haywood, DDS at Dr. Steven W. Haywood.  To schedule a dental checkup or cosmetic dentistry consultation, call 410-561-6637. Our quality staff is ready to make you comfortable.

 

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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Get The Royal Treatment At Dr. Steven W. Haywood

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In need of a crown? At Dr. Steven W. Haywood, we can provide the exceptional experience you deserve with the dental care required. Get discolored teeth brightened and chipped teeth corrected. Receive one critical procedure or full smile transformations. Your wish is our command. We crown patients with beautiful restorations and empower them with the confidence of a regal smile fit for a king.

Call us at 410-561-6637. We are located in Timonium and also serve East Bel Air, North Phoenix Lupton Farm, and Jarrettsville.

Many people believe that cosmetic dentistry refers to care designed solely to upgrade the looks of your smile as opposed to procedures such as fillings that fix a structural problem. However, there is much overlap. For example, the use of white fillings takes care of the cavities and makes your smile more beautiful. Other procedures used in cosmetic and general dentistry are veneers, inlays/onlays, braces, teeth whitening, soft-tissue grafts, crown lengthening, tooth implants, and dental bonding.

We want you to experience the metamorphosis that comes from cosmetic dental care executed by a true artist. Whether you need veneers, crowns, or whitening, we have an imperial seat ready for you to dictate from.

Let us fulfill your every whim:

We look forward to making your acquaintance, your highness.

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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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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