What Can The Dentist Do For You?

Hello, and welcome to the blog of Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium. At our practice, we work hard to keep the dental health of each of our patients in top condition.

Teeth may seem like bone, but they are actually living structures. Inside that hard exterior is complex system of tissue. And the teeth themselves are anchored to your jaw by ligaments and a material called cementum.

Because there is so much more than meets the eye, we urge our patients to take good care of their teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day, and by visiting our office twice a year for cleanings and a checkup. Our hygienists will remove any accumulation of plaque and tartar that has built up, and one of our dentists will give your teeth and gums a thorough inspection.

Why do we stress this? Because research has shown there is a connection between the health of your teeth and your overall physical health. In short, a healthy mouth can help you maintain a healthy body.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, dental health is what matters most. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment 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

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Dental health, General Dentist in Timonium, General dentistry

What Can Fluoride Do For You?

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Hello, and welcome to Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium. Today’s post focuses on fluoride: what it is, and why it is so beneficial to your dental health.

The Miracle Mineral

Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. Fluoride is found in different foods as well as in water. Many communities adjust the fluoride content of their municipal water.

Fluoride is also added to oral care products. This makes it possible for you to apply fluoride to your teeth when you brush your teeth or use mouth rinses.

And why would you want to put fluoride on your teeth? Because it will help to prevent tooth decay, of course! Fluoride does this by giving the teeth greater resistance against the acid attacks brought on by plaque bacteria as well as sugar in the mouth.

Essential for Young Teeth

Fluoride is especially critical for children. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in, therefore fluoride exposure is extremely useful for creating a strong foundation for lifelong oral health.

But, stay tuned, adults: the enamel-strengthening benefits of topical fluoride are available to you as well! In addition to the oral care products mentioned previously, adults can get a boost of this miracle mineral during routine dental cleanings at Dr. Steven W. Haywood.

At Dr. Steve Haywood in Timonium, we help our dental patients maintain ideal dental health. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Dental health, Family Dentistry, General dentistry, Oral Hygiene

Test Your Cosmetic Dentistry IQ

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Are you up on the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium? Take our quiz and find out!

1. This popular treatment uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This composite is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted, and then hardened and polished.

A. Veneers
B. Flossing
C. Defanging
D. Bonding

The correct answer is D, bonding.

2. This procedure is very common and its main purpose it to lighten the color of one’s teeth.

A. Teeth Bleaching
B. Teeth Whitening
C. Inlays and Onlays
D. Buffing the Ol’ Pearly Whites

The correct answer is B, teeth whitening, though it is also called teeth bleaching.

3. These thin, porcelain coverings are custom-made for each mouth and are usually used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

A. Wax lips
B. Bleaching trays
C. Veneers
D. Tooth socks

The correct answer is C, veneers, however, tooth socks do sound cozy!

4. Which dentist serving the Baltimore area can skillfully perform state-of-the-science cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you a celebrity-caliber smile?

A. Dr. Steven W. Haywood
B. Dr. Bertha Bicuspid
C. Dr. Leo Spaceman
D. Dr. Whitey Toothson

The correct answer is A, Dr. Steve Haywood.

Thanks for taking the quiz, and we hope it was fun! At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us 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

 

Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic Dentist, General dentistry

Hiding Your Smile? We Can Help!

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Some people don’t feel that their smile is an asset, so they do their best to keep it hidden. Pictures, funny movies, jokes, hilarious internet videos—none of these can coax a smile or laugh. If this sounds familiar, then maybe you would like some specifics about complete smile makeovers.

Here at Dr. Steven W. Haywood we provide cosmetic dentistry procedures for our patients who have problems such as a previous mouth injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, chipped teeth, stains, crooked teeth, or missing teeth.

Now is the time to get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted! At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we offer same day smile makeovers, and the ultimate smile makeover. See what all the excitement is about! Make an appointment with us 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

 

Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic Dentist, General dentistry, Smile makeover, Ultimate smile makeover

The Cure, Not the Cause: Root Canals

Root canals have a bad reputation. Just hearing the words make a lot of people uneasy, because they’re associated with pain. But at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we stress that root canals do the opposite: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it.

A root canal usually becomes necessary when a tooth is infected or badly damaged. Formally known as endodontic treatment, root canals involve cleaning the inside of the tooth by removing bacteria, soft tissue (called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris. When that’s finished, the tooth is sealed and a crown is placed over it.

Root canals are done on teeth that are very sick, and if they aren’t performed, the tooth will probably die. Even more ominous are the blood-borne infections that spread through the body because of the infected tooth.

The tip-off that something is going on with one of your teeth may be as ordinary as a toothache. But that ache is telling you something, so if you have a toothache don’t ignore it. Schedule an appointment with us right away. Remember, root canals are nothing to fear.

In addition to root canals, Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium provides general and cosmetic dentistry. Call our office today to schedule 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, General dentistry, Root canals

Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

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To improve your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with Dr. Steven W. Haywood.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can change your life significantly. Many of our patients feel more poised in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

We can help you lighten your teeth through a number of solutions that range in cost. The least expensive teeth whitening treatments are those that you can do yourself at home. The quickest and easiest are the in-office professional teeth bleaching treatments.

If you are interested in a sparkling smile, give us a call to make a teeth whitening appointment. The hardest part will be dialing the phone, and in no time we’ll have you smiling bright.

More Problems? We Have Solutions

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. We can help you with all types of problems, including missing teeth.

The team of dental professionals at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium provide the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental services. Make an appointment 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, General dentistry, Teeth whitening

Keeping Kids Smiling At Dr. Steven W. Haywood

Dentistry For Child

Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium serves patients of all ages and provides general dentistry for children. Our quality staff takes special care of our youngest patients to make sure they are comfortable and safe.

We Pamper Our Youngest Patients

Taking extra time with our young patients is essential. We understand that going to the dentist can be a bit frightening for a child, so we make sure they are comfortable with their surroundings, and always invite mom or dad to join them in the room. We make sure they understand which procedures are required and answer their questions.

Children’s dentistry requires more than just comfort, however. dr. Steve Haywood understands how children’s dentistry differs from the treatment for older patients. If you have questions about bite issues or fluoride supplements, call today to schedule a consultation.

The American Dental Association counsels parents to bring their little one to a dentist when their first tooth breaks through or around one year of age. By starting regular dental visits at the toddler age and teaching appropriate hygiene, we can help you reinforce vital oral care habits and lifestyle choices that will produce strong and healthy teeth.

Dr. Steven W. Haywood  in Timonium offers general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Dental health, General dentistry, Oral Hygiene

Have Your Dessert!

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It’s not realistic for most people to completely avoid sugary treats. Eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. This is good news for people with a sweet tooth who are minding their dental health.

For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. This helps to rinse food particles from your mouth as well as neutralize the acids that cause plaque. Sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth because your mouth is already in a better condition for cleaning. Dentists agree that sweets after meals are preferable to sweets eaten between meals as snacks.

Additionally, remember that the type of treat is as essential as when you eat it. Dentists are constantly reminding their dental patients that sticky candies stay on your teeth for a long time, even when your saliva is flowing. And hard candies that you suck for an extended time give bacteria a perfect environment to create dangerous enamel-weakening acids.

The team at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium is here to help you have the healthiest and most attractive smile possible. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Dental health, General Dentist in Timonium, General dentistry

Bad Breath Is No Fun

Bad Breath Is No Fun For Timonium Residents

This post from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium concerns a common but unpleasant problem: bad breath.

Imagine you are starting a new job and are going to meet with your new boss for the first time. Confidence is key to your success. As you reach out to shake the extended hand your broad confident smile exposes rows of pearly white teeth, yet when you open your mouth to exchange greetings you worry about bad breath.

Perhaps your breath is not as a pleasant as you had hoped. Bad breath is a worry and possible embarrassment for many people. Regular dental checkups at Dr. Steven W. Haywood can help alleviate your concern over bad breath.

The technical term for bad breath is halitosis. Many factors can cause or contribute to halitosis.. One of these factors is the food you eat. Onions and garlic are both known for having a potent effect on your breath.

Brushing and flossing daily is an essential step in curing bad breath. Food particles can build up in your mouth and foster bacteria which can cause bad breath. This not only includes the food particles that may get stuck between your teeth, but also the food that collects around your gums or on your tongue. Brushing and flossing daily can help reduce the number of food particles that stay in your mouth and cause bad breath.

Other factors to think about include dry mouth, tobacco use, and health concerns such as infections. Come visit Dr. Steven W. Haywood located in Timonium; we’ll provide you with information about bad breath in a professional environment. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment 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

 

Posted in Bad breath, Dental health, General Dentist in Timonium, General dentistry

Crowning Achievements In Dentistry

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Today’s post looks at one of the miracles of modern dentistry: the dental restoration, like the crowns available from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium.

Let’s pretend you are a biomedical engineer working in the field of dentistry before the discovery of dental restorations. The men and women of your generation who have missing or damaged teeth want to repair or replace them with a man-made substitute. You have been hired to find or create a material that can be used to fabricate fillings, crowns, and dental bridges.

Consider the physical and chemical requirements of this incredible item. It must sustain forces of 162 pounds per square inch (PSI), hundreds of times a day – day after day, year after year. It must be resistant to cracking and chipping. But there’s a catch regarding its strength; it must not impair the enamel on opposing teeth. This material must also maintain its size and shape and be resistant to shrinking.

It must be bondable to living tooth structure as well as other materials needed for specific appliances. It must be biocompatible with the soft tissues in the mouth as well as tooth enamel, dentin, and bone. It can’t create allergic reactions in the wearers. It must be corrosion-resistant to the chemicals in saliva, foods, and beverages. It must resist infection regardless of ever-present bacteria in the mouth. And it can’t contain toxic chemicals that could be absorbed into the bloodstream.

And we haven’t even talked about the cosmetic properties yet. Ideally, this incredible material would look identical to genuine teeth in color, opacity, and translucence.

Of course, we know that such an item exists because dental restorations have been around for a long time. Currently, there are several materials used alone or in combination including porcelain, ceramic, and metals such as gold and silver amalgam. Though the metals are immensely strong and malleable, they don’t meet some patient’s esthetic requirements and are used mainly for back teeth.

It is interesting to note that porcelain, one of the perfect materials used in modern restorations, was created over 2000 years ago in China.

Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium offers dental crowns and other restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Dental crowns, General dentistry, Restorative Dentist
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