David L. Brown, DDS and Maegan Elam, DDS Blog

How to Overcome Your Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

February 1, 2019

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a woman under sedation at the dentist officeIt 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!

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How Long Do Porcelain Veneers in Bedford Last?

January 12, 2019

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example of porcelain veneersPorcelain 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.

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Your Dentist in Bedford Welcomes Dr. Elam as Our Practice’s New Owner

December 15, 2018

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happy dental patientYou’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.

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Overcome Your Dental Anxiety

December 6, 2018

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man afraid dentist

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…)

Bedford dentists offer wide range of restorations

July 22, 2016

Bedford DentistDecay, 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…)

Bedford dental implants last a lifetime

June 27, 2016

Which tooth replacement lasts the longest and looks and functions best? It’s the Bedford dental implant. Learn the details from Maegan Elam DDS.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…)

What Are The Benefits Of All-On-4 Implants in Bedford?

May 28, 2016

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All-on-4 implants in Bedford offer many benefits for those looking to replace multiple teeth.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.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Oral Cancer Self-Check

April 19, 2016

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oral cancer self-checkApril 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.
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How Do Dental Implants Work?

February 18, 2016

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dental implantsWhen you have missing teeth, it’s not uncommon to feel self-conscious. Dentures help with how you feel about your smile, while offering the ability to eat and speak. However, dentures don’t look or feel natural. As a result, there’s often a lot of discomfort from poorly fitting dentures, and they can really be a hassle to clean. Thankfully, dental implants give you an alternative solution to traditional dentures. Implants give you comfortable, permanent teeth that look and function just as natural teeth. We are proud to offer a number of implant options to help restore your smile.
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Fear or anxiety holding you back from good dental care?

January 28, 2016

sedation dentistryYou probably know the feeling — it’s been awhile since you’ve visited the dentist, but you just can’t seem to bring yourself to schedule an appointment. Nerves, dread or outright fear prevent too many adults from seeking the dental care they need. Because this anxiety is a huge barrier to preventive care, people sink into the harmful cycle of only visiting the dentist when they’re already experiencing pain. But by then, the problem is often difficult to fix with conservative treatment — and more drastic measures must be taken.

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