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Wondering how cosmetic dentistry can enhance your smile? We can show you in a SNAP!

For many patients considering a cosmetic dental procedure, the most common question and concern is ” what will it look like afterwards?”

Baltimore cosmetic dentist Dr. Ed Laser offers his patients the unique opportunity to have a glimpse into the future with SNAP instant digital imaging. With a quick digital photo of your natural smile, Dr. Laser can provide an image of how a specific dental procedure will look after treatment. The digital software is able to visually enhance a digital photo to show how porcelain veneers, crowns, teeth whitening, etc. will affect your smile.

Dr. Laser offers this service as part of a complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation. This consultation also includes:

  • Complete esthetic exam
  • Consultation and discussion with Dr. Laser on your personal goals and concerns
  • Before and after photos from SNAP instant dental imaging
  • Chance to browse our inventory of before and after photos and testimonials of patients.

Don’t keep wondering how cosmetic dentistry can improve both your smile and your oral health- schedule your complimentary consultation today! Dr. Laser can create your customized treatment plan for the smile you have always wanted.

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Don’t forget to protect your teeth when playing sports!

Contact sports can put children (and adults) at risk of injury to the teeth, gums or an oral appliance such as braces. In some cases, a tooth may be lost when knocked out during play.

Baltimore dentist Dr. Ed Lazer recommends the UA ArmourBite custom fit sports mouth guard for his patients who play sports, or participate in activities where the teeth can be at risk. This customized appliance provides the maximum comfort and protection for athletes, fitting snugly on the teeth and staying in place without needing to clench the jaw- this can also result in dental health issues down the road and has been proven to actually affect overall energy during athletic performance.

Teeth Don’t Grow Back

Damaging the teeth- or losing a tooth- can often require extensive dental care to repair, restore or replace them. Protect your teeth before you hit the field with the UA ArmourBite sports mouth guard. Schedule a visit with Dr. Lazer for a custom fitting.

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Need dentures? We have options!

Although dental implants have become the first choice for tooth replacement, there are still many situations where dentures are the best option to replace a patient’s missing teeth. Baltimore dentist Dr. Ed Lazer specializes in adult dentistry and offers a variety of treatment options for patients needing new dentures or replacing poor fitting dentures.

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Immediate dentures, or temporary dentures, can be used when a patient has had multiple tooth extractions and needs time for the jaw bone to heal and contract. Once this has occurred, Dr. Lazer can fit the patient for a permanent solution, recommending the treatment that will offer the best overall result. Options can include:

  • Implant secured dentures
  • AvaDent dentures
  • No-Metal partial dentures

Dr. Lazer will meet with patients, perform a thorough exam and offer a treatment plan that suits their oral health needs, personal cosmetic goals and their budget.

For patients who have ill fitting dentures or damaged dentures, Dr. Lazer offers denture repair as well as re-lining to improve the fit and comfort of dentures. Maintaining the fit of oral appliances, such as dentures, is important for overall health and well being: patients with poor fitting dentures or damaged dentures are more likely to limit their diet and avoid social situations if speaking is compromised as well.

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Keep aging teeth healthy with cosmetic dentistry.

Baltimore cosmetic dentist Dr. Ed Lazer offers cosmetic dental treatments that can turn back the clock on aging teeth, providing a fresher, brighter and often healthier smile!

Cosmetic dental procedures like teeth whitening, veneers and tooth bonding can erase dark spots, discoloration and correct minor cosmetic issues. Dr. Lazer will meet with you to discuss your goals and budget as well as perform a thorough exam to determine any dental health problems that may need to be addressed.

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Dr. Lazer is a local specialist in adult and senior dentistry and understands the unique dental health issues that can arise with age as well as how to treat them to ensure a good quality of life for his patients. Keeping the natural teeth strong and healthy for as long as possible is an important part of overall good health in adults and seniors. For those who have lost a tooth (or teeth), finding the best replacement option is key to restoring good dental health and allowing patients to function normally on a daily basis.

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Don’t forget to brush your teeth! | Baltimore family dentist

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Daily oral hygiene habits are the key to a healthy smile for the long run!

Baltimore dentist Dr. Lazer emphasizes the importance of routine dental care- both at home and in his Owings Mills dental office.

Brushing your teeth for approximately two minutes twice per day – and flossing once a day- will go a long way in the prevention of dental health problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. Both of these can eventually lead to complex dental health problems- and even tooth loss! Brush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush to avoid irritating the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Be sure to brush along he gum line too- this is where plaque can often build up causing gum disease.

Visiting Dr. Lazer twice per year for preventive care will enable he and his staff to spot developing oral health problems in the early stages, when they can be treated conservatively. Dr. Lazer may recommend specific products to be used between visits based on your oral health to help prevent further problems and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month- get screened during a routine dental visit. | Baltimore, MD

Routine dental care is not only the cornerstone of maintaining life long oral health, but can also be an important part of monitoring overall physical health and well being. During regular preventive care visits with Baltimore area dentist Dr. Ed Lazer and his associates at Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry, patients receive an oral cancer screening each year as part of a thorough dental exam.

Oral cancer is on the rise globally and in the U.S. over 8,000 deaths per year are attributed to this disease. Tobacco use and smoking are common causes of oral cancer, but the rise of the HPV virus has also been a contributing factor in the rise of oral cancer rates world wide.

When caught early, oral cancer can frequently be treated successfully. However, oral cancer has less than a 50% 5 year survival rate when diagnosed in the later stages. Sadly, many patients are diagnosed only after the cancer has progressed due to the typical lack of symptoms early on. Regular preventive dental care is an important factor in the early diagnosis of oral cancer. Dr. Lazer can notice changes in the tissue of the oral cavity when patients come in twice per year for visits: this can indicate a possible health concern.

Symptoms of oral cancer can include:

  • Persistent hoarseness
  • Pain or difficulty swallowing
  • Lump in the throat or neck
  • Persistent earache- often in both ears
  • Numbness in or around the mouth
  • Lesion or sore that does not go away

Oral cancer screening is quick and painless- and can be life-saving! If you have been avoiding the dentist for some time, now is the perfect time to schedule a routine dental exam at Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry in Owings Mills – restore your oral health and get screened for this growing health concern.

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Gum disease? Don’t lose a tooth over it! | Baltimore, MD

Although the majority of adults will experience gum disease at some point in their lives, most do not realize that they have it until they either visit with Baltimore dentist Dr. Ed Lazer or develop more serious dental health problems as a result.

Known as the “silent disease” amongst dentists, gum disease can lead to complex dental health issues, including tooth loss, when left untreated.

At routine preventive care visits with Dr. Lazer in his Owings Mills dental office, he and his staff can spot the signs of gum disease- even in the very early stages! When gum disease is caught and treated early, more conservative and less invasive treatment is usually effective. Dr. Lazer can recommend additional at home oral hygiene practices that will keep gum disease at bay and prevent further damage to the teeth and gums.

In cases where gum disease has begun to adversely affect dental health, Dr. Lazer may recommend a procedure called scaling and root planing. This thorough treatment removes plaque build up in the deep recesses and pockets of the gums and restores oral health.

Dr. Lazer also has treatment options for patients with advanced gum disease, known as periodontitis. At this point, gum disease has begun to cause additional dental problems and is compromising oral health and overall good health: recent studies have shown the correlation between gum disease and health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Patients with advanced gum disease are at greater risk of these health complications, depending on their physical condition. Using the Bident surgical device, Dr. Lazer can perform a variety of procedures to restore oral health and reshape gum tissue in the comfort if his dental office.

Healthy gums are important for keeping your teeth strong and healthy- and oral health is an important part of overall health and well being. If you are concerned about your gum health, or have been avoiding the dentist for some time- schedule a visit with Baltimore dentist Dr. Lazer to ensure that your oral health is being maintained.

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Dental implants can support long term oral health. | Baltimore, MD

Replacing missing teeth has been an important facet of modern dentistry and the focus of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry as new options have become available that are both highly functional and natural looking. One of the problems associated with tooth loss is the subsequent loss of bone in the jaw where the natural tooth root used to be, causing additional dental health issues and bite problems.

Dental implants address this issue, offering patients who have lost a tooth a “replacement in kind”: a prosthetic tooth that is anchored into the jaw bone with a tiny titanium post that mimics the tooth root. The tiny post implanted acts much like a natural tooth root, which helps to generate natural bone growth to support the tooth structure. A dental implant not only provides patients with a secure, natural looking and functioning tooth, but it can also help to reduce further bone loss and support long term dental health.

Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures when a patient has either multiple missing teeth to replace or wishes to fix the problem of ill fitting dentures. Strategically placed implants will serve to support the denture and also help to maintain sufficient bone retention and growth for better long term oral health.

At Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry in Baltimore, Dr. Ed Lazer and his associates offer implant dentistry and will create a customized treatment plan to suit a patient’s dental health needs and budget. Dr. Lazer and his associates use some of the latest dental technologies in order to provide accurate diagnoses and results that blend with a patient’s natural smile. Dr. Lazer can offer patients more accurate results using Nobel Biocare digital technology: this enables the dental team at Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry to design a personalized treatment plan and guide placement of the implant(s).

If you have a damaged tooth, missing tooth, or slipping dentures contact Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry in Baltimore to schedule a consultation: your oral health is an important part of overall health and well being!

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Is your bad breath telling you something? | Baltimore, MD

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Bad breath, also called halitosis, upon waking is normal and the result of a drying out of the mouth during sleep. In most cases, brushing and flossing in the morning will restore normal conditions in the mouth and resolve “morning breath”.

Halitosis that lingers or is unnoticed by the patient may indicate an underlying health issue that should be addressed by Dr. Ed Lazer of Baltimore. Frequently, a dental cleaning can remove plaque build up that can allow bacteria in the mouth to multiply and cause consistent bad breath. Regular preventive care visits can help maintain optimal oral health and fresh breath!

Patients may notice lingering bad breath if they have a virus or throat infection: strep throat can often cause a distinct breath odor that will go away after treatment with an antibiotic. Halitosis can also occur as a result of certain medications that can cause a condition called dry mouth. Cigarette smoking and mouth breathing can also cause consistent bad breath.

However, there are situations when consistent bad breath can indicate an underlying general health problem. Gum disease, especially if it has been untreated for some time, can cause halitosis due to the decay of healthy gum tissue and the presence of high levels of bacteria in the mouth. Dr. Lazer can diagnose and treat gum disease, restoring a patient’s oral health and typically resolving halitosis that is related to gum disease.

Halitosis, especially when it is unnoticed by the patient, can be an indicator of more serious health issues such as diabetes and kidney and liver disease. During a preventive care examination, Dr. Lazer can detect halitosis and if necessary, refer a patient to his regular physician for a diagnosis.

If you are concerned about consistent bad breath, discuss it with Dr. Lazer at your next preventive care visit.

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Why good oral health is important as we age. | Baltimore, MD

While lifelong dental health care is important for overall good health, maintaining preventive care visits and good at home oral hygiene is just as important for older adults.

The wear and tear that our teeth experience throughout daily life begins to show more as we age and the body is slower to repair itself. Acid erosion, gum recession and weakening tooth enamel begin to have an effect on teeth, sometimes resulting in cracks, decay and gum disease. All of these dental health issues can lead to tooth loss and have an effect on overall physical health if left untreated. Studies have shown the connection between oral health and overall health and it is not uncommon for an oral health problem to be the sign of an underlying larger health issue: a regular visit to the dentist could be life saving!

During preventive care visits to Dr. Ed Lazer in Baltimore, he and his staff can spot the early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, offering treatment before significant damage is done. Modern dentistry emphasizes the importance of keeping the natural teeth as long as possible, supporting their health with preventive and restorative dentistry. Tooth loss, while sometimes unavoidable, can lead to additional health problems if teeth are not replaced in a timely manner.

A general and cosmetic dentist in Owings Mills, Dr. Lazer specializes in treating adult patients, especially those with complex dental problems, offering the dental services necessary to keep natural teeth strong and healthy. For patients who have lost a tooth, Dr. Lazer offers implant dentistry and implant secured dentures. Using leading technology, Dr. Lazer and his associate Dr. Rafat can provide implant patients with accurate, comfortable and long lasting results that will support good oral health for years to come.

If you have been avoiding the dentist for some time, we are here to help! Come back for a preventive care visit and begin to restore you oral health: it’s an important part of a long and healthy life!

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