Feel Like A Movie Star With A Smile Makeover

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When you see pictures of celebrities, most look like they have perfectly beautiful, white teeth. Some may be natural. Some may be Photoshopped. Others have probably been fixed with cosmetic dentistry, like what you can get at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium.

Can ordinary people gert a celebrity-caliber smile? Absolutely!

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the accessibility of state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry. The truly amazing thing about it is that it’s one Hollywood perk that is available to almost everyone.

Whether it is a relatively minor alteration, such as teeth whitening, or a more involved procedure such as a complete smile re-design, more and more people are asking for improvements to their smiles.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, cosmetic dentistry is one of our specialties. We draw these procedures into our same day smile makeovers, and our ultimate smile makeovers. We also provide general dentistry. Call our office for an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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You Have Nothing To Lose Except Loose Dentures

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Modern dental technology has solved the trouble of bothersome loose-fitting dentures with a wonderful option, which is available at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium.

Denture implants can anchor full or partial dentures. The procedure involves placing multiple dental implants into your jaw. The implants, in turn, support the dentures. The difference between these and conventional dentures is like night and day.

Implant-supported dentures are secure enough to allow the wearer to eat an apple, chew a thick sandwich, or share a hearty laugh with boldness.

Implants can anchor either removable or fixed dentures. Due to the way each tooth space is properly fitted with a restoration, implants typically fit better than traditional dentures. Dentures anchored with implant posts are comfortable, functional, and beautiful.

Since implants go where the tooth root used to be, they also help prevent bone recession (and accompanying facial sag) that often occurs after teeth have been extracted. This is one of the great benefits of dental implants.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, other services include general dentistry. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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White Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Baltimore

When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, a dental restoration is needed to restore it to its previous condition. At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we use only white fillings that are mercury-free.

A dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations. A dental filling is used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Most people have a few fillings in their mouth.

If you have old silver amalgam fillings, we can replace them with nearly-invisible fillings that are tooth colored. Silver fillings have been around for a long, long time. One of the reasons for that is their longevity. Today there are concerns about toxicity in silver fillings, because they contain mercury. The American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration, however, say that they are safe.

Nevertheless, we only use white fillings that do not contain. White fillings are instead made out of a strong composite resin. Many of our cosmetic dentistry patients have replaced their old silver fillings with fillings matched to their teeth. You can improve your smile instantly and relatively inexpensively by getting rid of the metal.

As a holistic practice, we never use silver fillings at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium. Our services include general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Inlays/Onlays: Less Invasive Than Complete Crowns

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Restorative dentistry has come a long way over the years and there are now several effective ways to fix decayed teeth. In this post from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we are going to concentrate on two similar types of restorations: dental inlays and onlays.

An inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive alternative to a complete crown and either one is usually more affordable than a porcelain crown procedure. Inlays/onlays are “indirect fillings,” meaning that they are constructed in a lab and placed whole on the tooth.

An inlay is used to fix the surface of a damaged tooth, ordinarily to fill a small cavity or a natural pit that is at risk for decay.

Typically porcelain or composite resin are used for inlays; these materials are tough and look very natural because the color can be matched accurately to the surrounding teeth. An inlay is exactly fitted to your tooth and looks, feels, and functions like the original tooth.

An onlay covers a larger part of the tooth. Because they cover such a large area of the tooth, they are often referred to as partial crowns. Onlays are generally applied to the biting surface of the tooth. Just like inlays, they are exactly fitted to the damaged part of the tooth. Composite resin and porcelain are also the main materials used to create an onlay.

Inlays and onlays serve a key role in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Call the office of Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium to schedule an appointment.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Common Myths about Timonium Family Cosmetic DentistryWe’re well into the twenty-first century, and yet there are still some common misconceptions about what modern cosmetic dentistry can do. At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we’d like to dispel some of them.

Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile

Many so-called cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic.  Procedures such as tooth replacement prevent many potential problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.

Myth #2: A Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental bridges have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many advantages over bridges. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: At-Home Whitening Kits are as Effective as Professional Whitening

Our teeth whitening treatments are generally more effective than at-home kits. At-home kits may remove surface stains, but they do not provide optimum results and can often lead to uneven coloring.

Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

Myth #5: Braces are the Only Way to Correct Crooked Teeth

Braces are often part of a transforming dental makeover for our Baltimore teens and adults alike. However, if your teeth are only slightly crooked, lumineers can reshape your teeth and help you achieve a remarkable smile. And the best thing about veneers? They offer speedy results!

At Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, our cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile into something spectacular. Try our ultimate smile makeover! Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Beware Of An Acidic Diet

Baltimore tooth strengtheningIn this post from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we look at enamel, the hard outer later of your teeth.

Most people don’t think of a tooth as a body part that fluctuates in strength. Our teeth seem to have a steady hardness and dependably grind food whenever we need them. However, teeth are dynamic organisms with continual chemical processes.

The protective enamel that covers the softer interior is comprised of minerals. Enamel demineralizes (loses some of its density) when it comes in contact with acids.

Saliva can dilute and neutralize acid so the tooth can remineralize This process isn’t instantaneous, however.

While the enamel is soft, the tooth is vulnerable to losing a microscopic outer layer of enamel. If the erosion continues, the much softer dentin is exposed. The dentin erodes more quickly. Eventually, the tooth may need to be extracted.

It is apparent that the ordinarydiet is becoming more acidic. The list of acidic foods may surprise you. They include eggs, gravy, asparagus, chicken, cottage cheese, honey, fish, ham, butter, sour cream, aged cheese, and yogurt with active cultures. Generally, foods with a high sugar or artificial sweetener content are especially acidic. We don’t recommend eliminating the healthy foods on this list. However, we just want you to be aware of the issue.

Now let’s talk about beverages. You probably already know that soda pop and wine are not good for your teeth. Teens who sip soda all day can have acid erosion while their young teeth should be at their strongest. In addition to soda, energy drinks are very popular and dentists are noticing the impact.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, the dental health of each patient is always our primary concern. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Go Back In Time

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So you’ve lost some teeth and now are reluctant to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, you can!

For most patients, a tooth implant is the ideal replacement for both the root and crown of a tooth. Implants feel so authentic that some recipients forget they’re even there.

A dental implant is anchored into the jawbone with a durable metal post. It doesn’t slide around like dentures, and unlike a dental bridge, it protects healthy jawbone and prevents bone recession. After the post is totally fused with the jawbone, the supporting device (called an abutment) and crown are attached to the post. Some patients are able to undergo all three parts of the treatment at once.

Another way to go back in time is to whiten your teeth to the color they were when you were an adolescent. There are several different types of tooth whitening systems, from same-day procedures to at-home treatments.

Dental implants and teeth whitening are among the countless dental procedures offered at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

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Body piercings are a common form of self-expression nowadays. But do they impact your oral and dental health? This post from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one.

Since this is a dental blog, you may expect us to raise all sorts of alarms about the dangers of piercings. You are correct. Unfortunately, these piercings and the jewelry they accommodate can lead to serious problems, not only with your teeth and oral cavity, but your entire body. They can damage teeth, cause cavities, periodontal disease, tooth loss, bone recession, a compromised immune system and, in rare cases, death.

In general, any oral piercing opens you up to an array of potentially harmful oral infections and complications. The mouth is full of germs, and introducing foreign objects permanently is not natural for your body’s health.

A tongue piercing can result in difficulty chewing with unnatural chewing patterns that may lead to swallowing problems. The jewelry produces excess saliva from the salivary glands, which throws off the natural balance of your oral cavity. Permanent nerve damage, excessive bleeding, and allergic reactions can also arise.

Metal jewelry also can easily come in contact with your teeth, leading to cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth. Your teeth are built to last a lifetime. Chips, cracks, and enamel erosion compromise their strength and shorten their lifespan.

Complications with some piercings occur by the introduction of hepatitis and herpes simplex viruses, and even more complications have occurred with bacteria entering the bloodstream and eventually lodging in the heart valve. In rare cases, such infections are fatal.

Though not technically a piercing, some people drill small holes in their teeth to place rhinestones or other jewelry. Drilling into a tooth is harmful for many reasons, including damage that can make a root canal required. The jewel also can attract bacteria that can directly go into the drilled cavity of the tooth.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we encourage patients with oral piercings to remove their jewelry before it puts their health at risk. But if you  plan to keep yours, we advise you to have regular dental cleanings and check-ups.  Do not wait if you suspect you may have a dental or physical issue. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Posted in Dental health, General dentistry, Oral Hygiene

Tooth Whitening And Your Dentist

Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular dental procedures in country. It seems that everyone is whitening their teeth to help their smiles look younger and brighter. Many people turn to over-the-counter solutions to improve their teeth, but those products can’t match the power of professional teeth whitening from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium.

Here is some basic advice on teeth whitening:

First, we encourage you to visit our office before starting a tooth whitening system. We can help you determine whether your teeth can be whitened safely and effectively. We can also recommend tooth whitening solutions that will work best for you. There are many pitfalls to be aware of when whitening your teeth.

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products will provide varying degrees of whitening. If used incorrectly, they can cause issues including tooth sensitivity, over whitening, damage to your tooth enamel, and irregular coloration. Whitening too much can even have a reverse effect, making your teeth look gray.

Avoid Problems By Seeing Us First

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood  in Timonium, our laser teeth whitening system delivers results that surpass anything you’ll find in the dental care aisle. Teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for ideal dental health. However, some of our patients at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two, you don’t need to be concerned. But if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you need to return to our office so we can look for signs of gum disease.

Gum disease ensues when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also experience bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

In its mildest form, gum disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is limited to the gums. If it isn’t treated promptly, the infection can get below the gum line and into your jaw bone. This becomes periodontitis, a more advanced and serious form of gum disease.

Gingivitis is fairly simple to treat, and most patients respond quickly. Periodontitis requires more aggressive treatment, but should respond if treatment begins early enough.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we provide gum disease treatment and many other services, including general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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