David L. Brown, DDS and Maegan Elam, DDS Blog
June 2, 2019
While it may be tempting to avoid your toothbrush during your vacation, the last thing you want on your trip is a toothache. Cutting corners on dental hygiene can put a real damper on your plans, even stranding you in your hotel room for the rest of your trip. With a little self-discipline, you can make sure your smile is shining for all of your adventures (and vacation selfies)! In this post, your dentist gives you a couple easy tips to get the most out of your travels.
May 10, 2019
Everyone should get a professional cleaning from their dentist at least twice a year to help keep their teeth nice and healthy. But how can you keep your teeth clean in between visits? Here’s a tip: it involves a lot more than just brushing and flossing. Your dentist in Bedford has 5 tips for you to practice good oral hygiene at home.
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…)