A Winning Strategy

To achieve the best dental health along with a dazzling smile, you need a strategy. If you’re in Timonium, your strategy should be to contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood.

Your teeth may seem like pieces of bone growing in your mouth, but they are actually living structures. That hard surface of enamel covers an interior filled with a rigid material called dentin, which is mineralized connective tissue.

At the core of each tooth there is a collection of nerves covered in a pulpy sheath. They pass through a hollow core called the canal. The teeth are anchored to your jaw by ligaments, and a material known as cementum.

There is a strong link between your dental health and your overall health. A healthy mouth helps to maintain a healthy body. Certain oral bacteria and inflammation are associated with serious health issues, like heart disease and premature birth.

So good dental health is a pretty big deal, and something we take very seriously.

Good dental health comes down to good general health. At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we want each of our patients to brush and floss every day (twice a day is better), and to see us twice a year for a thorough cleaning and checkup. We offer general and cosmetic 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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Beware of Hidden Sugar

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we counsel our patients to mind their dental health by watching their sugar intake, in order to prevent cavities and other issues.

If you are trying to cut sugar from your diet, or at least cut back, you are probably skipping the usual suspects: candy, soda, and baked treats. But not all sugar is as conspicuous as a glazed donut.

Here are some foods found in grocery stores and school cafeterias with a surprisingly high sugar content:

  • Ketchup
  • Low fat versions of snack foods (Manufacturers often replace fat with sugar.)
  • Salad dressing
  • Breads, buns, rolls
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Protein bars
  • Granola
  • Canned soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Yogurt
  • Fast food meals (Hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, and salads are often loaded with sugar, not to mention the dessert items.)
  • Antacids
  • Cough drops
  • Fruit smoothies (Even a small serving has a whopping amount of sugar.)

Reading the fine print on labels is a must. The following terms are all types of sugar:

raw sugar, cane sugar, glucose, lactose, galactose, fructose, dextrose, honey, sorghum, molasses, cane sugar, confectioner’s sugar, crystallized cane juice, invert sugar, maltodextrin (or dextrin), maple syrup, concentrated fruit juices, evaporated cane juice

Do the math: when shopping at markets or health food stores, carefully assess food labels before you buy. Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. Add up all the grams of every type of sugar listed and divide by four to truly comprehend how much sugar an item contains.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we advocate a lifetime of dental health through proper dental care. 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

Posted in Dental health, General dentistry, Oral Cancer

Using Nature As Our Guide

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At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we use cosmetic dentistry to perform smile makeovers that can transform any smile. If you have been considering a smile makeover, you probably want to know if you will still look like yourself.

The answer is “Yes! Only better!” You see, dr. Steve Haywood uses nature as a guide—nature at its best—when improving smiles. It is essential to bring multiple components into harmony when designing a smile makeover. Here are a few:

  • Tooth Shape – includes proportion and alignment
  • Tooth Size – this also includes the unique dimensions of the spaces between the teeth
  • Tooth Color – hue, value, intensity, and color variations between teeth
  • Tooth Bite – how upper and lower teeth fit together
  • Gumline – shape and color
  • Face Shape and Bone Structure
  • Skin Tone
  • Lips – color, shape, size
  • Age
  • Gender

This list is not comprehensive but gives you an idea of the complexity of smile makeovers. Though advanced cosmetic dentistry is multifaceted, it follows the esthetic principles expressed in naturally beautiful smiles.

But you don’t have to worry about midlines and microesthetics because we are enthusiastic about the details. We invite you to schedule a smile design consultation at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, to find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. Ask about our ultimate smile makeovers! Call 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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Terrific Tooth Tips From Dr. Steven W. Haywood

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Here are some useful tips dental health from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium:

  1. If you have kids and your municipal water supply does not have the recommended level of fluoride, talk to your pediatrician about fluoride supplements. Fluoride strengthens both the teeth you can see and the ones still forming in the jaw.
  2. Set a timer when you brush to make sure you spend at least two minutes thoroughly (but gently!) cleaning all surfaces. Don’t forget your tongue—it provides a cozy home for bacteria to flourish.
  3. Floss before you brush so that tooth bristles can better reach between teeth.
  4. If you can’t brush after a meal, chew some sugarless gum with xylitol. Xylitol may curb the growth of bacteria on your teeth to reduce plaque formation.
  5. Eat carbohydrates with meals instead of alone as snacks. More saliva is generated while eating a meal and this can lessen the effects of carbs sitting on your teeth.
  6. An oral fluoride rinse used right before bedtime adds an extra measure of decay deterrence. Fluoride rinses (not traditional mouthwash) work best when swished over teeth for at least thirty seconds after flossing and brushing. After spitting it out, don’t rinse with water. Let the residue protect and strengthen your enamel all night long. This is especially important for kids – just make sure they don’t swallow it.
  7. If you have diabetes, it is important to understand that unhealthy blood sugar levels can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist can help you maintain oral health in spite of your condition.
  8. Beware of the dental risks of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia). Continual saliva production is essential for keeping the mouth lubricated, washing the food from tooth surfaces, and neutralizing the acid caused by plaque. Decongestants, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and painkillers are some of the medications that can cause dry mouth. Steve Haywood can help you protect your teeth if you live with this unpleasant condition.
  9. Wearing a mouthguard when you participate in sports can prevent tooth injury. Many Timonium dentists offer custom mouthguards that fit perfectly.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood, we provide general and cosmetic 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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Posted in Dental health, Family Dentistry

A Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

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Hearing that you have periodontal disease or “gum disease” can be upsetting. Here at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing it. If you discover that you already have gum disease, don’t despair. We can help.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath that won’t go away
  • Loose adult teeth
  • Sensitive teeth

Whether you are just being diagnosed, working to undo problems of the past, or trying to prevent gum disease for the future, we have answers.

Steps for Healing or Preventing Gum Disease

  • Brush at least two times a day – morning and night
  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Visit us for regular check-ups and cleanings
  • Use a fluoride rinse before brushing
  • Avoid between-meal snacking
  • Avoid tobacco products

Solutions for Correcting Serious Gum Disease

  • Scaling
  • Root planing
  • Antibiotics
  • Surgery

We know gum disease can sneak up on you. Regular check-ups and consistent, thorough oral hygiene is important for preventing it. Gum disease can be successfully treated, but avoiding it is clearly best.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we treat gum disease. We also provide a full range of general dentistry and other services. Schedule your next 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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Posted in Dental health, General dentistry, Gum disease, Oral Hygiene

Save Your Breath

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This post focuses on a problem we’re asked about from time to time, at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium. And that problem is bad breath.

Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most prevalent cause is inadequate oral hygiene. Often, halitosis occurs midday arising from the inability to brush teeth between meals. Small food fragments on the teeth, gums, and tongue grow bacteria. The wastes of the bacteria and decay of the food create a sulfur compound, which emits the offensive odor. Food particles, bacteria, and sulfuric gas all need to be removed to eliminate bad breath caused by poor oral hygiene.

While poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of halitosis, many elements can contribute to or worsen the trouble. The best remedy is consistent, thorough brushing and flossing, but other actions might also be necessary depending on the cause(s).

For example, a salivary gland issue or certain medications can cause dry mouth. Saliva moistens the teeth and gums, clearing away odiferous dead cells. Saliva also neutralizes the ever-present acids on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. Limiting caffeine, chewing sugar-free gum, using OTC saliva substitutes, and using a humidifier can add moisture to the mouth.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we provide general and cosmetic 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

 

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

Spotlight-Ready Smiles From Dr. Steven W. Haywood In Timonium, Maryland

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A mouth full of unattractive teeth can really distract from a beautiful person’s appearance. Having a red-carpet-worthy smile from cosmetic dentistry by Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium can bring you increased satisfaction and confidence in your social interactions with your distinguished A-list friends.

This smile, however, doesn’t have to have a celebrity price tag. Five-star yet affordable cosmetic dentistry and VIP treatment has been available since 1987 at Dr. Steven W. Haywood. Come see what our expertise and experience can offer. When you ask about the cost of veneers in Timonium, Maryland 21093, don’t forget to ask about the cost of dental implants as well.

What are dental veneers? Veneers are paper-thin shells of durable material (ceramic, porcelain, or composite resin) bonded to the teeth to provide strength and add beauty to any smile.

What are dental implants? A wonderful long-term solution for missing teeth, dental implants are artificial roots surgically implanted in the jaw to anchor a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture.

The best way to find out if veneers or dental implants are a possibility is to meet with Steve Haywood DDS at Dr. Steven W. Haywood for a smile makeover consultation.

Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium provides general and cosmetic 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, Porcelain Veneers

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Your Dentist

You smile deserves regular attention. If you haven’t seen the dentist at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium lately, consider these important reasons why you should:

  1. Check Up: It’s time, and this is the best way to head off any dental problems.
  2. Clean Up: Our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile.
  3. Brush Up: If it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in for a refresher course on correct dental hygiene.
  4. Avoid Pain: If you have dental pain and have been putting off a trip to the dentist, come in now, because we specialize in relieving dental pain.
  5. Fillings: We can find and fill all your dental cavities in almost no time at all. This will help you abstain from more painful issues down the road, and helps some of those sensitivities to hot and cold.
  6. Prevent Gum Disease: We’ll assess the health of your gums and suggest treatments or practices that are available to help you improve the health of your gums.
  7. A Whiter Smile: We can help. We have tooth whitening options available that will enhance your smile and make your teeth whiter.
  8. Tooth Replacement: If you are missing a tooth, we can help restore your smile with the latest in tooth replacement technology.
  9. Cosmetic Dentistry: Considering making improvements to your smile? We can help you evaluate the options.
  10. Confidence: Nothing brings you more confidence than a healthy,  smile.

The team at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium provides the cleanings and checkups that give you peace of mind. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next 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

 

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

Smart Brushing Beats Aggressive Brushing

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Most Timonium residents brush their teeth (at least we hope so). But many people brush improperly, not realizing its impact on their dental health. They may pride themselves on their diligence, but frequency does not make up for incorrect methods.

One of the most common errors is speedy, aggressive teeth cleaning with a hard bristle toothbrush. There is a certain logic to this method; when you want to clean smooth surfaces like bathroom tiles, you scrub with a hard brush, right? The problem is that teeth and gums have special characteristics that require finesse. While enamel is durable, the soft tissues in the mouth are not designed for intense scouring.

If you use hard bristles against possible cavity makers, froth at the mouth, speed through those 30 inches of tooth surface, and spit everything out in less than a minute, this post is for you.

Effects of Quick, Hard Brushing
:

  • Decay from overlooked food particles
  • Damage to teeth through abrasion
  • Weakened enamel
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gum recession
  • Damage to existing dental work
  • Tartar build-up

The friendly dental hygienists at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium teach patients the proper way to brush teeth. With a slow, deliberate two minutes twice daily, you can take control of your dental hygiene, improve your oral health, and cut down the risk of future problems.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we promote dental health through general dentistry. Schedule your next 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

 

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

Danger Zone! Five Signs of Gum Disease

The older you are, the more at risk you are of coming down with gum disease. But even among young and middle-age adults, gum disease is a primary cause of tooth loss. Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium reminds you that an ounce of prevention of worth a pound of cure. Good oral hygiene can dramatically reduce your chances of getting gum disease.

Warning signs of gum disease include:

  • Gums that bleed often
  • Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  • Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
  • Gums that are loosening from the teeth
  • A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

The main cause of gum disease is plaque, so taking good care of your teeth is essential. By itself, brushing is not enough. Make sure you floss every day. Twice a day is better. Your routine should also include a checkup and cleaning by dental professionals every six months.

At Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we offer gum disease treatment to those patients who need it. We practice 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Dental health, Family Dentistry, General dentistry, Gum disease
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