Alzheimers

In January of 2019 researchers published a paper establishing a link between a common mouth bacteria associated with periodontal disease and Alzheimers’ dementia. The researchers noted the evidence that P. Gingivalis was found present in brains of Alzheimer’s patients and that it was formerly considered a specific oral pathogen. The bacteria excretes a toxin known as gingipain. This neurotoxin is responsible for folding neurons in the brain that is a characteristic of the disease.

The good news for the medical community is that we have evidence that allows us to properly treat patients and also to test and confirm the presence of P. Gingivalis in our patients. In our offices we are aware that there are 15 diseases and at least 4 cancers that are related to periodontal disease in general and we have an aggressive approach to achieve total oral wellness and absence of inflammation and disease . We perform a simple test to identify specific pathogenic bacteria in our patients and provide urgent and necessary treatment. Today the specific link to Alzheimers’ is a game changer!

We are the only office in our area providing bacterial DNA analysis and diagnostics to help our patients get rid of this health risk! The art and science has dentistry has changed in my offices. We invite you to experience exceptional dentistry and advanced solutions for 2019 and beyond. We care for those who care about their teeth and also about KEEPING their precious memories for their lifetime.

Steven W. Haywood, DDS©

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If Only I Had Taken Care Of My Teeth…

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How many times have you said, ‘If only!’ If only I had changed my oil, If only I had stayed in college, If only I had worn sunscreen. At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we hope you never say, ‘If only I had taken care of my teeth!’

But if you have … we invite you to let us help you get back on track to oral health.

We are passionate about helping patients establish and maintain dental health. We help all of our patients feel relaxed and comfortable in a friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere.

We have treated countless patients who avoided the dentist in years past but have recommitted themselves to healthy oral habits. We can promise you that your overall physical health and happiness will be improved if you start taking care of your teeth today.

We have an all-inclusive menu of effective treatments for any dental problems you currently have: tooth decay, stained teeth, chipped teeth, gum disease, broken crowns, old unsightly fillings, and even missing teeth.

Professional dental treatment is an important investment in your most precious possession—your health.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we have a wide range of general dentistry services to keep your teeth clean and healthy. We practice holistic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup 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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Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam

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At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we want to see each one of our patients for a dental exam every six months. Most of the time we try to get you to schedule your next appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one.

Patients have been known to put off their exams. But there are some very good reasons for seeing us twice a year. Along with daily brushing and flossing, regular exams are the best way to ensure you have good dental health.

The Cleaning

Most appointments begin with a cleaning from the hygienist. During the cleaning we’ll scrape any tartar from your teeth. Tartar is hardened plaque, and you can’t get it off with a toothbrush and floss. That’s one of the reasons brushing twice a day is so important: it helps prevent plaque buildup!

Scraping tartar off of your teeth is known as scaling. Once your teeth are scaled, we’ll polish them with a gritty toothpaste. This is pretty harsh stuff, and it does a fabulous job removing any surface stains on your teeth. Sometimes patients wonder if they can get something like it for use at home. The trouble with that is that it’s just too abrasive to use every day.

After scaling and brushing, the last step is flossing. Then, it’s the dentist’s turn.

The Dental Exam

During dental exam we look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum disease.

Finally, we’ll look at your tongue, throat, face and and head, and your neck. We’re checking for swelling or redness, or any signs of cancer.

Regular dental exams at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium are the best way to make sure you’ve got clean teeth and healthy gums. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Don’t put off your exam; schedule your next one 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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Healthy Lifestyles For Healthy Lifesmiles

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Dental health and a brilliant smile depend on more than simply brushing regularly. In this post from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we present a quick refresher on important lifestyle practices that affect oral health.

You are probably familiar with most of these recommendations, but it helps to get a reminder once in a while. We encourage all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that promotes dental health as well as overall physical health. After all, the two are inseparable.

DO:

  • Eat a nutritious diet.
  • Eat calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that attack enamel.
  • Brush gently but meticulously at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Make sure you clean thoroughly between teeth with dental floss or interdental cleaners such as flossing picks.
  • Get your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year.
  • Have a dental examination twice yearly.

DON’T:

  • Eat a sugar frequently. Sugar triggers the production of cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel.
  • Snack throughout the day. This speeds up plaque production and subjects the teeth to constant bombardment with acids.
  • Chew on ice.
  • Use your teeth as tools. Ever!
  • Drink energy drinks.
  • Get oral piercings.
  • Ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we are committed to dental excellence and the dental health of each one of our patients. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup 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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Is Perfect Possible?

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Are you thinking about a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover? Are you skeptical of promises of a “celebrity” or “perfect” smile? Let’s discuss the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, and the results that can be expected.

Porcelain Veneers

The application of porcelain veneers can remedy numerous aesthetic  issues and is often a better answer than dental bonding.

Veneers can correct chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size. Can a porcelain veneer create a perfect tooth? While a veneer cannot correct a decayed tooth, it can turn an unsightly tooth into an aesthetically perfect tooth.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that dramatically improves a smile. However, some tooth whitening dentists will guarantee fantastic results for any patient that craves a whiter smile.

We only recommend tooth bleaching for patients who are good candidates for the process.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Would you like to turn back the clock to your pre-filling smile? It is possible with white fillings. To get an idea of how the inside of your mouth would look without metal fillings, have someone without any fillings open their mouth. Do you remember when your mouth looked like that?

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we offer same-day smile makeovers, and our popular ultimate smile makeovers. Both deliver great results. 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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Our Standard Of Excellence

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we are dedicated to the dental health of each one of our patients. We want everyone who settles into one of our chairs to have a good experience. More important, we want our work to result in healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime. That is our standard of excellence.

We offer comprehensive services to treat your dental issues, whatever they may be. We promote preventative dental care and education, and view them as the keys to good dental health. That is why we encourage all our patients to see us for a cleaning and checkup every six months.

Regular Checkups

Twice-yearly dental appointments allow us to keep track of the overall health of your teeth and gums. Just as important, we can do regular screenings for oral cancer, and in our younger patients, make sure their teeth are coming in as they should.

If the eyes are the window to the soul, your dental health is a window to your overall health. Knowing your overall medical history helps us to be informed of your general health.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, our entire staff wants each one of our patients to have a positive experience in our office. We are all committed to the highest standard of excellence in dentistry. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup 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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Orthodontic Options

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Clear braces are here to stay! Clear braces from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium bring your teeth into proper alignment but make orthodontic treatment less conspicuous than metal braces. When the treatment is finished you are left with a beautiful new smile.

The proper name for clear braces is “aligners.” They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. You wear a series of them to put pressure on your teeth, which is what brings them into alignment. Each set of aligners is worn from one to two weeks before you go to a new set. The new set changes the alignment slightly, so that in time, you have an ideal bite.

To get the best results from clear braces, they must be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day, although that time may vary slightly from one patient to the next. The total number of aligners each patient needs varies, too.

Some of the benefits of clear braces:

  • They’re inconspicuous. People standing just a few feet away from you may not even realize you’re wearing them.
  • They are removeable. As noted, they must be worn most of the time. But you can take them out for meals and for flossing and brushing before bed.
  • No metal in your mouth!

Remember, the goal of aligners, or any braces for that matter, is to ensure your top and bottom teeth fit together properly. You have to do your part. It may be tempting to remove them sometimes, but it is in your best interest to wear your aligners for the recommended hours each day (usually about 22). That usually includes while you sleep.

To find out whether clear braces are right for you, please call us at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium to schedule a consultation. We offer Invisalign clear braces, and Invisalign for teenagers. 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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The Value of Dental Health

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, the dental health of each of our patients is important. Too often dental health is not taken seriously enough, even by people who should know better. In this post, we are going to review some of the most important reasons for taking good care of your teeth and gums.

First, let’s get to the most obvious ones. A healthy mouth helps to prevent:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Bad breath

Those are three pretty good reasons. But there are other really good reasons why you should make brushing and flossing your teeth a practice you wouldn’t dream of skipping.

Poor dental hygiene may put you at greater risk of the following:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

You may wonder: why does my mouth have so much to do with my overall health? If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the mouth is a window to the rest of your body.

An examination of the mouth, and saliva in particular, can reveal the presence of systemic conditions such as AIDS and diabetes. Incredible as it may seem, more than ninety percent of systemic diseases reveal themselves in the mouth. Saliva testing can also reveal the presence of environmental toxins that indicate hepatitis and other serious illnesses.

Brushing and flossing may not help you ward off systemic conditions, but they can be detected by a dental exam.

We’ll wrap this up with a predictable reminder: never go to bed without brushing and flossing your teeth first. Remember to brush for at least two minutes and to thoroughly brush the inside and outside of your teeth. And don’t forget your tongue!

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we want all our patients to have happy mouths – in other words, good dental health. We offer general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next checkup 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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Improve Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers!

Is your smile beginning to look a little dull? Has its luster faded over the years? Maybe you’ve got a chipped tooth – or maybe even a couple. You don’t have to live with those imperfections if you don’t want to. At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, porcelain veneers can mask these and other dental flaws, leaving you with a magnificent smile.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit veneers to go over the front part of your teeth, giving them an attractive, completely natural appearance. You can use veneers to fix stained or chipped teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or abnormally spaced teeth.

Veneers are one of the most popular options available from modern cosmetic dentistry. They are very strong, and are made to match the color and shape of your teeth.

One caveat: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

To find out more about porcelain veneers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium. They are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Call 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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How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

As you stand over your sink and ponder the frayed bristles of your favorite toothbrush, you may wonder: is it time to replace it? It’s a good question, and at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we have an answer.

We all brush our teeth on a daily basis. Like a good pair of jeans, it seems the more we use a toothbrush, the more comfortable it gets. As it turns out, that’s not a good thing when it comes to brushing your teeth.

The angle of the bristles on your toothbrush are an important part of cleaning. Straight bristles scrub your teeth and flex your gums. A light circular motion is enough to clean your teeth without causing damage.

Flat or frayed bristles are less capable and can even cause you to work harder. Pressing harder on your teeth can cause damage.

So how Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

Anyone who has worried about changing the oil in their car has learned this basic rule of thumb; change your oil every three months. It’s the same with your toothbrush.

Most dental professionals recommend a new toothbrush every three months. The American Dental Association suggests replacing your toothbrush “every three to four months.”

The reasons to replace your toothbrush includes worn bristles and bacteria. Worn bristles, as we have discussed, are less effective.

Bacteria can also built up in the small gaps of your toothbrush and may contribute to decay and bad breath. Make sure you keep your toothbrush in a sanitary location. Allow for good drying to help extend its life.

Regardless of how long it’s been, if the bristles on your toothbrush look like they’re trying to get away from each other, it’s time.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we want the best possible dental health for each one of our patients. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup 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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