David L. Brown, DDS and Maegan Elam, DDS Blog
April 14, 2019
Sadly, an estimated 53,000 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with oral cancer each year, or 132 people each day. As with all cancers, early detection is the key to successful treatment outcomes, but many people aren’t aware of how important it is to get an oral cancer screening in Bedford. These screenings can potentially save your life, and since they’re conveniently done at your dental checkups, they couldn’t be more convenient. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a perfect time to learn more about this disease and how simple it is to be screened!
March 9, 2019
Oftentimes, we don’t think about what we’re eating and how it affects our oral health. We may think, “Oh, this cake is going straight to my hips,” but probably not, “Oh, all that sugar is going to wreak havoc on my teeth and gums.” Since it’s National Nutrition Month, there’s no better time to learn how your eating patterns and food choices affect your oral health.
February 1, 2019
It should come as no surprise that most people have some level of dental anxiety. It’s natural to be afraid of the drilling, buzzing, and scraping noises; however, more and more dentists are working to provide their patients with a comfortable and relaxing experience. Whether it’s a simple cleaning or major procedure, you can rely on sedation dentistry to put you at ease. Find out how!
January 12, 2019
Porcelain veneers in Bedford are a great way to enhance your smile. Not only that, veneers can last from 10 years to a lifetime with reasonable care. Your dentist will probably recommend using a soft bristle toothbrush, eating a sensible diet, and flossing daily.
December 15, 2018
You’ve trusted us as your dentist in Bedford for years. You’ve relied on Dr. Brown and his experienced, gentle touch to keep your teeth in excellent shape. We want to heartily thank you for your loyalty as our practice transitions to new ownership. While Dr. Brown will still be present to attend to his regular patients, Dr. Maegan Elam is now our practice’s owner. We’re looking forward to seeing how her leadership will equip us to continue to provide you with unsurpassed oral healthcare.
December 6, 2018
Do you dread going to the dentist? Do you even avoid going to the dentist because of this fear? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, it is estimated that between 9 and 20% of Americans don’t visit the dentist because of dental anxiety or phobia. That means that at minimum, 30 million people don’t get the dental care they need—all because of their dental anxiety or phobia. (more…)
July 22, 2016
Decay, infection, missing teeth–they’re worrisome problems, but solvable thanks to the compassionate, precise dentistry at David L. Brown DDS & Associates. Both
Dr. Brown and Dr. Maegan Elam strive to preserve healthy tooth and gum structure. If problems occur, they deliver superior restorations in a comfortable, technically advanced dental practice in Bedford. (more…)
June 27, 2016
Dissatisfied with your current tooth replacements? Yes, while they span smile gaps and help you chew and smile normally, traditional bridgework and dentures have problems of slippage, sore oral tissues and gum and bone recession. Plus, they need replacement after about 10 years.
What’s the alternative for people missing teeth? Dental implants replace one or more teeth as today’s most stable and natural-looking and feeling prosthetic teeth. Plus, unlike traditional prosthetics, titanium dental implants in Bedford, last for decades. (more…)
May 28, 2016
What would life be like if you could enjoy all your favorite foods again? How about talking and smiling without feeling self conscious? When you’re missing multiple teeth it greatly affects your quality of life and it never leaves your mind. Did you know that it also takes a toll on your overall health and well being? When you’re unable to chew properly, it affects your digestion and health. If you’re considering replacement options for your teeth, we’d like to share the benefits of All-on-4 dental implants in Bedford with you.
April 19, 2016
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a whole month dedicated to educating the public about oral cancer. Oral cancer is known as the silent killer because it often goes undiagnosed and undetected until it has spread to other areas of the body or reached the late stages of the disease. As a result, the long term prognosis for those with the cancers isn’t very positive. At Bedford Dentistry, we support Oral Cancer Awareness Month by bringing you the facts about your risk factors and how you can perform an oral cancer self-check to catch cancer early.