General Dentistry

5 Benefits Of Preventive Dentistry For Kids

Posted:Dec 15, 2017

At Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury, we promote preventative dental care by developing decay prevention plans and helping our patients establish and preserve proper dental practices. If today’s kids can avoid dental caries, it will benefit them more than you may realize. 1) A healthy mouth equals better overall health and well-being. Maintaining ideal oral […]


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Stay Out Of The Dental Danger Zone

Posted:Dec 08, 2017

You would never consider running a red light on a busy Shrewsbury street or crossing over a lane of orange construction cones on the freeway, but you might be doing some everyday things that are perilous for your oral health. I want to share with you some common habits that could be detrimental to the […]


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Patient Education Is A Priority At Southern York Smile Care

Posted:Dec 01, 2017

Hi. My name is Dr. Steven W. Haywood. I have enjoyed serving the Shrewsbury 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 Southern York Smile Care we know that optimal dental health […]


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What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

Posted:Nov 24, 2017

During routine dental examinations, your dentist may look for signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. Many dental patients don’t realize the seriousness of oral cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will get oral cancer this year.1 Consider this sobering news from […]


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Does Your Child Have An Overbite?

Posted:Nov 17, 2017

Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral […]


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To Chew Or Not To Chew

Posted:Nov 10, 2017

Hello gum chewers, today we’re going to talk about that sticky wad in your mouth. You know that it can freshen your breath, but can it really help protect your smile from dental caries? It really depends on the type of gum. Chewing regular sucrose-based gum can be helpful in removing bits of food from […]


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Why Is Dry Mouth Dangerous For Shrewsbury Dental Patients?

Posted:Oct 27, 2017

Hello, welcome to the Southern York Smile Care blog. Today we are going to talk about dry mouth, an unpleasant condition that impacts your oral health. Reduction of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is more common among older adults; however, people of all ages experience the symptoms of dry mouth at one time or […]


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Southern York Smile Care Takes Care Of Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

Posted:Oct 13, 2017

Hi. I’m Dr. Steven W. Haywood. Welcome to my Shrewsbury dental blog! I find that many of my patients get a couple of dental terms mixed up. Today, I would like to clarify the differences between plaque, calculus, and cavities. Plaque is a film that covers teeth – a sticky layer of bacteria. You can […]


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The Unsung Heroes Of Dentistry

Posted:Oct 06, 2017

In today’s post, we will veer a bit off the beaten path, so to speak, and examine an important dental specialty; forensic dentistry. The official term for the use of dentistry in criminal cases and post mortem identification is forensic odontology. These experts are rarely recognized but play an integral role in crime and disaster […]


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The Southern York Smile Care Guide To Wisdom Teeth

Posted:Jul 14, 2017

Wisdom teeth usually come in between ages 16 and 24. Wisdom teeth are not always troublesome, but it is important to learn as early as possible whether your wisdom teeth are coming in sideways or otherwise impacting your other teeth. Checking your wisdom teeth in Shrewsbury is a simple and painless process, and can save […]


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