How To Manage Dental Fear

how to manage dental fear severna park md Whether dental fear stems from a past bad experience or a fear of needles, Dr. Lynn Morgan, Dr. Alec Dancy, and our dental care team understand it is a real concern. Dental fear can prevent you from getting the dental care you need, which can adversely affect your oral health. Finding ways to manage dental fear can help you overcome it in the long run. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy can work with you to find ways to manage your dental fear. Overcoming dental fear will require effort from you and your dentist.

At our Severna Park dental office, we take the time to understand the cause of dental fear, listen to your concerns, and create a personalized solution based on your needs. We also make it a priority to explain all aspects of your treatment to ensure you are well informed and comfortable with your treatment.

If you are searching for a compassionate, experienced dental facility, visit our Severna Park, MD dental office. To schedule an appointment, call 410.415.9015 or schedule an appointment online.

Ways To Cope With Dental Fear

We understand overcoming dental fear is a full process. We have found that certain tips and tricks can help keep patients relaxed and comfortable during the visit to the dentist. Try to incorporate these key tips to help cope with dental fear and anxiety.

  • Tell your dentist, dental hygiene, and the dental staff that you suffer from dental fear and anxiety. Letting those around you know that you have a difficult time can help them make more informed decisions regarding your dental experience. Instead of dental fear being something you internalize, your dental care team can work with you to help create a more personalized dental visit.
  • Listen to music, audiobook, or watch a show. Keeping the mind distracted from the procedure may help you remain calm.
  • Bring a friend or loved one. We have a tendency to feel calmer around people we know and love.
  • Schedule regular visits to the dentist. Scheduling your preventive care visit can help your dentist identify any dental issues. Catching dental issues early can minimize your need for advanced treatment.

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Can I Straighten Crooked Teeth Without Braces?

In some cases, yes. Dr. Lynn Morgan and Dr. Alec Dancy are highly trained dentists in Severna Park, MD. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy can work with you to find the right solution to address crooked teeth. We may recommend porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or dental crowns to improve the appearance of crooked and misaligned teeth.

If you are seeking a solution to straighten teeth without traditional braces, Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy can perform a comprehensive exam to determine which dentistry solution can correct the appearance of crooked teeth. To learn more about your options, visit our Severan Park, MD dental office. We offer personalized, effective dentistry solution that can be used to address a wide selection of dental concerns.

Straighten Crooked Teeth Without Braces

As noted, patients can achieve the appearance of straighter with the use of porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or dental bonding.

  • Dental Bonding: Dental bonding can typically be completed in just one visit to our Severna Park, MD. One of our dentists will apply a tooth-colored resin onto the affected teeth. Your dentist will mold, shape, and color match the tooth-colored resin to match seamlessly with your natural smile. The tooth-colored resin will be cured using a special UV light, shined, and polished for a natural luster.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent shells that fit snugly over your existing teeth. Porcelain veneers are long lasting, natural looking, and extremely durable solution to address crooked teeth. Dental veneers are placed on the front and sides of the teeth, creating an effective solution to address crooked teeth, gapped teeth, and damaged teeth.
  • Dental Crown: Essentially, a dental crown functions as a “cap” that fits securely over the affected tooth. Dental crowns can be used to address damaged teeth, worn teeth, crooked teeth, and decay teeth.

Schedule An Appointment

If you would like to learn more about correcting crooked teeth without braces, visit our Severna Park, MD dental office. To schedule an appointment, call 410.415.9015 or schedule an appointment online.

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It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral Cancer Severna Park It’s oral cancer awareness month. If you have not been screened for oral cancer recently, you may want to schedule an appointment with your dentist.

Oral cancer remains one of the most underdiagnosed forms of cancers. Sometimes symptoms can be hard to spot because patients may not realize there has been a change in their oral cavity. Oral cancer is often diagnosed in its later stages which reduces the amount and type of treatments that are available. The best way to spot oral cancer in its earliest stage is to visit the dentist twice a year for preventive care visits. During a preventive care visit, Dr. Lynn Morgan can thoroughly examine your head and neck to determine if you have developed any signs of oral cancer. An oral cancer screening takes a few minutes but may offer a lifetime of benefits. Patients will receive an oral cancer screening during their biannual exam.  If there are signs of oral cancer present during your examination, Dr. Morgan will work with you to coordinate the next steps for your care.

Signs of Oral Cancer

  • Red or white patches on the mouth, tongue, or lips
  • A persistent sore throat
  • Lumps in the mouth or neck
  • Swelling or pain in the jaw
  • Numbness in the mouth
  • Difullty or pain when swallowing or chewing

If you notice any of these signs for more than two weeks, we suggest you schedule an appointment with our Severna Park dental office. Dr. Morgan has advanced training and years of experience identify and treating complex dental issues. Our goal is to improve your oral health and get you the treatment you need.

Schedule An Appointment

Our Severna Park dental office is equipped with state of the art technology and a full range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services to help patients achieve a healthier smile. We encourage patients to visit our Severna Park dental office for all their dentistry needs. If you need to schedule an oral cancer screening, please contact our office at 410.415.9015 or schedule an appointment online.

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Comprehensive Dental Care in Severna Park, MD

Dr. Lynn Morgan and Dr. Alec Dancy are highly trained dentist in Severna Park, MD who are committed to providing exceptional dental care. During every visit to our Severna Park dental office, Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy perform a detailed exam to determine if further dental treatment is needed. We take the time to address your dental goals, the condition of your teeth, and your lifestyle before determining which solution would best suit your dentistry needs. Establishing a strong relationship between patient and dentist is important to our practice. We work diligently to create an environment where our patients feel safe, relaxed, and knowledgeable about their treatment.

We provide comprehensive dental care to treat all your dentistry needs. Whether you need porcelain veneers or a routine dental filling, we have the right solutions for you. We have a wide range of cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry treatments in our Severna Park dental office that may be used to restore your smile. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our Severna Park dental office.

What patients are saying about our Severna Park, MD dental office!

I have never met a more welcoming dentist. I have always been nervous getting my teeth worked on and he immediately put me at ease….great bedside manner and wonderful expertise. A truly wonderful experience at this office. I can never go to another dentist after meeting Dr.Dancy. He is one of a kind! – Cheryl K.

Dr. Morgan and her staff couldn’t have treated me any better. Very pleased with my visit and happy to have a new Dentist I can trust. – Chad H.

He spent longer with me than any other dentist I’ve had. He wouldn’t leave until he match my teeth tone and color perfectly. Consummate professional and dedicated dentist. I highly recommend. -William A.

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Porcelain Veneers in Severna Park, MD

Dental veneers can be used to transform your smile. Severna Park dentist Dr. Lynn Morgan offers a wide range of dental veneers options, including lumineers, porcelain veneers, and composite resin veneers. Dr. Morgan is a highly trained cosmetic dentist who is dedicated to helping her patients achieve a natural looking, beautiful smile. To determine if dental veneers are right for you, visit our Severna Park, MD dentist office. Patients call 410.415.9015 to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.

What issues do dental veneers address?

Dental veneers can be used to correct gapped teeth, crooked or uneven teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, discolored teeth, and small misalignment issues.

Are dental veneers right for me?

To determine if you are an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers, patients will need to have an overall healthy smile. During your visit, Dr. Morgan will examine your teeth to look for any underlying dental issues. If any underlying dental issues are found during your exam, Dr. Morgan will create a treatment plan to correct them.

What type of dental veneers do you offer?

We offer porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers, and lumineers. After a thorough exam, Dr. Morgan can determine which solution is right for you.

What are the benefits of dental veneers?

  • long-lasting results
  • durable
  • natural looking results
  • porcelain is naturally stained resistant and minimizes the chance of developing tooth decay
  • blend seamlessly with the natural smile

How to schedule an appointment?

If you would like to learn more about dental veneers, contact Severna Park dentist, Dr. Morgan. Patients can call our Severna Park dental office or schedule an appointment online.

 

 

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Solutions For Damaged Teeth

Damaged Teeth Solutions Severna Park MD You’ve chipped your tooth; now what do you do?

The first step is to schedule an appointment with an experienced dentist. Severna Park dentist Dr. Lynn Morgan and Dr. Alec Dancy offer patient-focused, comprehensive family dental care to patients in need. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy work diligently to provide high-quality dental care to patients in Severna Park and the Greater Annapolis area. If you are dealing with a dental concern like tooth damage, we have solutions for you. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy will examine the damage to your teeth and provide the right solution for your smile. To receive the treatment you need, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy in Severna Park, MD.

Treatments For Damaged Teeth in Severna Park, MD

Finding the right solution for damaged teeth should only be performed by a trusted, experienced dentist. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy have years of experience restoring teeth that have been damaged due to a variety of different factors. During your visit, Dr. Morgan or Dr. Dancy will examine your smile to determine the type and extent of damage to your teeth. To restore damaged teeth, Dr. Morgan or Dr. Dancy may suggest one or more of these cosmetic, restorative, or general dentistry services to improve the function and quality of your smile.

Schedule An Appointment

Correcting damaged teeth can improve your confidence and your oral health. Don’t wait until your damaged teeth become a more advanced dental problem. If you would like to explore your solutions, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Morgan or Dr. Dancy. To schedule an appointment, patients can contact our Severna Park dental office or schedule an appointment online.

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Causes Of Tooth Loss In Adults

Tooth loss can be a severe indication that there is something going on with your oral health. However, tooth loss can occur for a number of reasons, and it is vital that you find a solution as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. Restorative dentists Dr. Lynn Morgan and Dr. Alec Dancy offer a range of missing teeth replacement options in their Severna Park, MD dental office. During your visit, Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy will examine your teeth to determine which replacement options will best suit your needs. Depending on your case, we may suggest dental implants, dentures, or a dental bridge as your restoration solution.

Reasons For Adult Tooth Loss

Patients can lose teeth for a number of reasons. It is important for your dentist to perform a thorough comprehensive exam to determine the reason for your tooth loss or catch any early signs of complex dental problems that may lead to tooth loss. General dentists Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy take the time to analyze your smile and address any problems to help promote a healthy, functional smile.

We have listed some of the most common ways to lose teeth in hopes that patients will take charge of their oral health and avoid adult tooth loss.

  • Gum Disease: In an advanced stage of gum disease patients can lose their teeth. Gum disease is an infection of the gums that breaks down the connective tissue that supports the teeth. Patients with gum disease may notice bleeding gums, halitosis, swollen gums, shifting teeth, or tooth sensitivity. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other complex dental problems.
  • Tooth Decay: Maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine and scheduling regular visits to our Severna Park dental office can reduce your risks of developing tooth decay. When patients aren’t regular brushing and flossing, plaque can form on the teeth and eventually lead to tooth decay. If tooth decay is left untreated, patients may have a higher risk of tooth loss.
  • Accidents: An accident may occur that may leave you with a cracked or fractured tooth. It is important to visit the dentist to avoid a more complex dental problem from occurring. You may even experience a knocked out tooth, which requires immediate attention.

Schedule A Visit

If you have lost a tooth, schedule a visit to our Severna Park dental office. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy will work with you to provide the dental care you need to restore your smile. If you haven’t scheduled a biannual routine dental exam, take the time to schedule an appointment to ensure your teeth are healthy and function. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call our office 410.415.9015

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Create Your Dream Smile With Invisalign

Invisalign Severna Park, MDDo you want straighter teeth, but don’t want to bother with traditional braces?

Traditional braces can be a great solution for patients who want to achieve a straighter smile. However, in recent years, invisible braces have quickly made their way to the forefront of orthodontic treatment. Invisible braces can be a convenient, discreet way to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth for patients of all ages. As dentists, we understand that traditional braces may not fit into your lifestyle, so we offer Invisalign as a way for patients to get the results they want without compromising their lifestyle or dental goals.

Dr. Lynn Morgan and Dr. Alec Dancy are passionate, dedicated cosmetic dentists in Severna Park, MD, who offer a range of cosmetic, restorative, general, and orthodontic services to help patients achieve their ideal smile. If you would like to explore your treatment options, visit our Severna Park, MD dentist office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Morgan or Dr. Dancy.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign are clear, removable aligners that adjust your teeth over a period of time. Invisalign can be used to correct a variety of tooth alignment issues. During your consultation, Dr. Morgan or Dr. Dancy will examine your teeth to determine if Invisalign or another orthodontic treatment may be right for you. If Invisalign is the ideal solution for your smile, we will begin the treatment planning process. Using digital imaging, we take 3-D impressions of your teeth to create an accurate model of your smile. Using your impressions, we will create custom-made aligners that fit comfortably and securely on the teeth. Each aligner should be used for two weeks at a time. Unlike traditional braces, patients can remove their aligners to eat, brush, and floss. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy will give you aftercare instructions, schedule future visits, and discuss the length of treatment.

What dental problems does Invisalign Address?

No two cases are alike, so it is important to find a dentist that takes the time to plan a personalized, practical treatment depending on your needs. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy take the time to examine each patient, address their dental concerns, and plan an appropriate treatment. If you are suffering from crooked or misaligned teeth, Invisalign may be the solution for you. Invisalign can address a range of alignment issues, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Open bite
  • Overcrowded teeth

Not only does Invisalign correct a variety of dental concerns, but it can also be an excellent solution for children and teens. Wearing traditional braces may require years of treatment. However, with Invisalign, the treatment time is usually shorter. With Invisalign, teens and children can reap the benefit of straighter teeth without dealing with the social effects traditional braces may cause.

Schedule A Consultation

Straightening misaligned or crooked teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue, it is a vital part of maintaining optimal oral health. Misaligned teeth are harder to clean, which leaves your teeth more susceptible to developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Our goal is to help patients achieve a healthier smile through patient-focused, comprehensive dental care. If you would like to discuss your treatment options, contact our Severna Park dental office. We look forward to meeting you and getting your smile back on track!

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Cosmetic Dentistry For Your Smile

Tooth whitening, severna park, mdOver time, your smile may appear duller, or you may even experience a chip or crack in the tooth enamel. You’re embarrassed, and it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to remain confident in your smile. Well, you’re in luck! Cosmetic and family dentists Dr. V. Lynn Morgan and Dr. Alec Dancy offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services to improve the aesthetic and function of your smile. With cosmetic dentistry, patients will be able to receive solutions for discolored teeth, mishappen teeth, cracked teeth, and gapped teeth. Severna Park dentists Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy will consider your cosmetic goals and concerns before developing a treatment plan for your smile.

Our goal is to help patients achieve a healthy, beautiful, and functional smile. We focus on the health of your smile in hopes that it will provide a strong foundation to encourage a long lasting result. If you want to explore our cosmetic dentistry services, patients should schedule an appointment at our Severna Park dentist office. Patients can call our office to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Severna Park, MD

With the help of advanced technology and years of experience treating a variety of dental problems, Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy craft beautiful, functional smile for patients in need of dental care. We offer a range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services under one roof, so patients won’t need to travel far for the treatment they need. During your consultation, we will examine the entire masticatory system, teeth, and gums to check for any signs of complex dental problems. We will treat any dental problems we come across before performing your cosmetic dentistry treatment. In order to yield long-lasting, beautiful results, it is important that patients have a healthy foundation for their treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Severna Park, MD

Our list of cosmetic dentistry services can address a wide range of dentistry concerns. We even offer Botox® & Juvéderm® for patients who may want to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Morgan has over 25 years of experience in dentistry and through vigorous training has acquired extensive knowledge of the facial anatomy, which makes her an ideal choice to help improve the aesthetic of your face and smile.

We welcome new patients and encourage them to visit our Severna Park dentist office for the dental treatment they need. We aim to help patients achieve healthy, natural-looking smiles.

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Replacing Missing Teeth

Losing teeth can happen to anyone. What matters is finding the right tooth replacement option to minimize your chance of bone loss or any other complex dental problems that may arise from tooth loss. Finding a tooth replacement option that provides natural, functional results can be a daunting task. However, under the care of experienced dentists like Dr. Lynn Morgan, DDS, and Dr. Alec Dancy, finding the right tooth replacement option is a rewarding and exciting experience. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy have years of experience crafting and improving smiles of all kinds. They take the time to address your needs and find the right treatment to improve your smile.

If you want to discuss your tooth replacement options, visits our Severna Park, MD dental office. We can offer a personalized treatment plan to help improve and restore your smile. Patients can feel free to contact our Severna Park dental office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Morgan or Dr. Dancy.

Replacing Your Teeth

When replacing missing teeth, it is imperative that your dentist considers factors like the location of missing teeth, the number of missing teeth, your dental goals, budget, and your lifestyle. Although we offer a full range of tooth replacement options, each replacement option provides different benefits for each patient. Depending on your needs, we may provide dental implants, dentures, or a dental bridge as your tooth replacement option.

  • Dental Implants are one of the most successful tooth replacement options on the market. Dental implants provide a natural, stable solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Depending on your needs, dental implants can secure a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. To receive dental implants, patients will need to have an adequate amount of health jawbone structure. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Dancy will perform a comprehensive exam to determine if dental implants are the right choice for you.
  • Dentures can be used to replace the top, bottom, or both arches of teeth. Dentures can be fixed or removable depending on your individual needs. We take the time to create dentures that fit comfortably and securely in the mouth. However, for a long-lasting, durable solution, dentures can be fixed into place using dental implants.
  • A Dental Bridge can be used to replace one or more teeth. A dental bridge can help close the gap between teeth and may rely on neighboring teeth for support. If needed, patients can receive an implant secured dental bridge.

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