Dr. Dana Aubert Truesdale, DDS
Dentist1001 Fleet Street Suite R Baltimore MD, 21202
Here at Innovation Dental Center (formally known as Harbor East Dental, we specializes in Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our focus is on preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Our servise include veneers, crown and bridge, dentures, implants, airway improvement, root canals, emergency services, and Botox services. Our dentists are Invisalign providers.
Education and Training
DDS at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
Dr. Dana Aubert Truesdale, DDS's Expert Contributions
The best way to manage this type of pain is to see if there is an emergency line. Without knowing your health history or allergies,I cannot advise any medicine. You may want to be seen at another office if your dentist is unavailable. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Great question! You may use your existing denture during the healing phase of implant surgery. If you have an older denture, you may want to have a new implant retained denture made due to the wear and tear of the existing denture teeth. If you opt to keep the existing denture, you may have to be without them for a period of time while they are modified at a laboratory to be able to attach to the implants. I hope this helps. READ MORE
Thanks for your question. It sounds like an adjustment is needed. If the dentures are new, it may take several adjustments to get your bite just right. If the dentures are older, there may be other reasons. The simple solution is to have your dentist do an examination to determine the cause and provide a solution. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
I recommend finding out why the gums are sensitive. Is your child allergic to something he is using or eating? Does he have good brushing and flossing habits? I do not recommend putting braces on if there is anything suspicious going on on with him. Please follow up with your primary dentist for an evaluation prior to having orthodontic treatment. READ MORE
Sensodyne Pronamel is highly recommended by dentists as an over-the-counter toothpaste. READ MORE
Hi, Emax is a more esthetic restoration than zirconia. Choosing between the two is determined by multiple factors. If you are a grinder, zirconia would be better if it is a molar tooth. If it is an anterior tooth, emax looks nicer and it is also a strong material. I hope this helps. READ MORE
Great question! The key is to brush, floss, and use a mouthwash at least twice daily. It will also be highly beneficial to drink lots of water. Drinks like coffee, tea, and red wines stain teeth. Dry mouth increases staining and allows food to stick to the surfaces. I hope this helps! Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Yes Sir!!! Implants are very similar to having your natural teeth again. You still have to floss and get dental cleanings. It is the ideal treatment for missing teeth. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
If you are having a filling that requires you to be numb, it is a good idea to eat something light prior to the appointment. It is a good idea no withstand from eating while any part of the mouth is numb because you can injure yourself and not feel it until the anesthesia wears off. The anesthesia usually lasts about 2 hours. Afterwards, you are free to eat. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Not all dentist provide sedation. For the initial exam you should not be sedated because we have to get an accurate health history and to discuss your dental needs. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Hello, The best way to clean the dentures is to soak the dentures in a denture cleanser like Efferdent or Polident for 15-20 minutes. After soaking them, use a denture brush and remove all debris as best as possible. It is important that you clean them off following every meal. Stay hydrated as much as possible (with water). When dentures become dry, they tend to accumulate plaque and tarter. This will carry an odor. If you have full dentures, you still have to do oral rinses with mouthwash. Be sure and clean off the top surface of your tongue daily. You may also schedule a dental appointment and have your dentures professionally cleaned. I hope this helps. READ MORE
Great question! Crowns normally last 10 years to a lifetime. I’ve seen 40 year-old crowns. If all conditions are favorable, they are there for the long haul. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Great question. Every situation is different. There is a possibility the tooth may still be saved. You will need to return to the provider who completed the root canal or any Endodontist specialist for a retreatment. I advise that you take immediate action to prevent damage to the surrounding areas. If there is too much damage, the treatment of choice is extract the tooth and replace it with an implant, bridge, or removable prosthesis. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Usually after about 14 days the tenderness goes away. Sometimes it may only last a day. READ MORE
Great question. Baking soda can be a bit abrasive the teeth if used regularly. My recommendation is to have your dental provider perform an exam and cleaning. From there you may use over the counter whitening products or products purchased from a dental professional. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Having an inlay preserves more of your actual tooth structure. Sometimes insurance companies will not pay for a crown if not enough tooth structure is damaged. Onlays work well. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Thanks for your question. It is not unusual to experience sensitivity following bracket removal. If you have not had an evaluation or exam completed by your dentist, I encourage you to do so. There are multiple reasons your teeth are sensitive. The simplest reason is that you may need a cleaning to reverse gingivitis. X-rays should be taken to determine if you have any cavities. If something doesn't feel right, it is better to go in for a check-up. I hope this helps! READ MORE
That is a great question. Many parents are conflicted about this. The reality is that baby teeth can get infections in them and cause bigger problems. It is a good idea to bring your child in to have it checked out. Children lose their baby teeth on average until age 12. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
The best and fastest way to get rid of this annoying canker sores is to rinse with Peroxide. Do not dilute it. Rinse for about 30 seconds several times per day. You will feel a difference after the first rinse. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
It is a good idea to express to your dentist that you prefer to be seen by a specialist. From there, you may return to your dentist to have a core build up and crown placed. Most dentists refer patients to specialists, however some dentists are very comfortable performing them. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Baltimore's Top 3 Dentists
- Best Of Baltimore 2021 2021 Baltimore Award Program
- Mini-Dental Implant Academy
- Maryland State Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Maryland Academy of General Dentistry
Hobbies / Sports
- Traveling, Basketball, Volleyball
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Patient Experience with Dr. Truesdale
Great service! My entire family love going to Dr. Truesdale.
Dr. Truesdale is amazing. She has to be the nicest and most gentle dentist I have ever seen. You can tell she really cares about her patients and I would recommend her to everyone I know.
They are always professional and do a good job. Very friendly and approachable!
Professional staff who pay keen attention to detail in their profession. Very friendly.
Better than my last dentist. Very nice and polite
Five stars! Highly recommended!
Kind,professional, and a great dentist. Love the location and the office!
Very pleased with the dentist and staff.
This is my second time coming see Dr Truesdale, so far so good. Dr Truesdale makes you feel very comfortable. Can't wait to get my six month smile.
Dr.Truesdale wonderful her team as well, they make you welcome and you even feel like your at the dentist.
Get to know Dentist Dr. Dana Aubert Truesdale, who serves the population of Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Dana Aubert Truesdale is a highly trained and qualified dentist with an extensive expertise in all facets of her work, especially general, family, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Truesdale has been in practice for 13 years and is currently serving patients within her own private practice, Innovation Dental Center, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Truesdale attended Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating with her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2004. Following her graduation, Dr. Truesdale subsequently completed her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Truesdale serves as Captain in the United States Army National Guard, and received a Diploma of Ministerial Studies from the Spirit of Faith Bible Institute. She is a Certified Provider in Clear Correct and 6 Month Smiles, and attributes her success to her parents, her upbringing, and her life experiences. Dr. Truesdale is a member of the Dream Makers Network Foundation, which encourages personal self-development, and is also a Community Service Advocate. She is very passionate about serving others and helping them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles, and was recognized as one of Baltimore’s Top 3 Dentists. In her free time, Dr. Truesdale enjoys traveling. General dentists provide a wide array of services that are vital to patients’ continued health. These services include: preventive services — helping to maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in the mouth; restorative services — receiving timely and appropriate treatment when a problem is identified; as well as cosmetic services — performing a range of cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding – even porcelain veneers. General dentists also address overall health concerns, as oral health is seen as the mirror of general health. In fact, some dental problems may reflect issues in other parts of the body and vice versa.
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