Dr. Dana Truesdale, DDS, CEO
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 Truesdale, DDS, CEO's Expert Contributions
Great question! While brushing with baking soda can be a bit abrasive to the enamel, it may cause tooth sensitivity as well as eventual dulling of the teeth, rinsing with it balances the pH in the mouth which decreases the risk of ulcers and caries. I hope this helps! READ MORE
A black stain may have been caused by a number of things. It may be from coffee, tea, or just simply not having a professional cleaning. Black stains may also be a cavity. The best thing to do is see your dentist to have an examination to determine the best way to proceed with removing the black stain. Thanks for your question. READ MORE
I highly recommend you see your physician soon. You should have a blood test done to determine if there is some other underlying problem. This is a serious matter and you should not put off seeking medical attention. I hope this helps. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Cavities are possible in baby teeth. It is important that children see the dentist twice yearly just as an adult would. As soon as babies get teeth they are at risk for cavities. The key is to limit sugary products and eliminate the baby going to bed with a bottle once they have teeth unless you take the time to clean their teeth after they consume the drying (milk). Please research “baby bottle tooth decay” at your leisure. READ MORE
Thanks for your inquiry. There are many factors that can contribute to bleeding gums. If he is a regular flosser and brushes, consider his diet. He may be allergic to something that he eats on a regular bases, e.g., cinnamon, which burns the gums. The best thing to do is schedule a visit with his dentist to assess the situation. It is also a good idea to use alcohol-free mouthwash after flossing. READ MORE
Great question! It is not unusual to experience discomfort for up to two weeks following oral surgery. The pain levels vary from slight to severe. If the pain level is severe, it is a good idea to return to the dentist who performed the surgery and be evaluated for dry socket or anything that is abnormal. Slight pain can be taken care of with pain medication. Swelling is also common. READ MORE
It is not uncommon to have bleeding 6 hours following an extraction. Pain is also common. It is important rest and drink lots of fluids. Anti-inflammatory medication is good for relief of pain. You can expect to see blood in your saliva for the first two days. READ MORE
There is no set period of time to wait until you are able to eat solid food. You can slowly start reintroducing soft foods into your diet after the numbness goes away. As you can tolerate more tender foods you may consume them. I would recommend leaving tough foods like steak alone for few weeks. READ MORE
Thank you for your question regarding white dots. It is not uncommon for a person to have white pimple-like spots on the tongue and cheek areas. There can be many reasons behind the white dots. I encourage you to visit your dentist and have a dental exam completed. Some white spots are completely harmless, while others can be a cause for concern. The only way to tell is to follow up with your dentist or physician. READ MORE
There are many reasons that your gums are bleeding. This is usually a result of gingival inflammation that is caused by something acute (like trauma) or something chronic (like periodontal disease). Long term bleeding may result in loose teeth and/or bone loss. The good news is that this condition may be controlled with regular home care like brushing, flossing, and using an anti-bacterial mouthwash. It is very important to follow-up with your dentist to determine the proper treatment. Most times this is something that can be easily managed. READ MORE
Great question! It is recommended that you consult with your OB-GYN regarding dental treatment during your pregnancy. However, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists indicates dental x-rays while pregnant are safe. Proper universal precautions should be taken and if you were wearing the X-ray covering, you were properly protected. I recommend you inform the office that you are pregnant. READ MORE
A good way to reduce the irritation and promote fast healing is to rinse your mouth out/gargle with Peroxide. You should not dilute it with water. Rinse several times daily until the irritated area is gone. If the ulcer lasts longer than 14 days and your symptoms have not improved, consult your dentist. Remember, because it is peroxide, your mouth will foam for about a minute after you rinse. Only spit out the foam. Do not rinse out with water afterwards. Do not swallow the Peroxide! READ MORE
There are a few reasons this may be happening. The more common cause of this happening is the wisdom teeth are erupting or have completely erupted, and they are angled in such a way that they pinch your cheeks upon grinding your food. Shifting of the teeth or any recent dental changes may also cause you to alter your bite and this too may cause involuntary cheek-biting. 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
Dr. Dana Truesdale, DDS, CEO's Practice location
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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.
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Five stars! Highly recommended!
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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.
- What Is Dry Socket?
What is Dry Socket?Getting a tooth extracted is far from being an enjoyable experience for anyone, and no doubt that after the extraction, one feels discomfort for some time. However, if the pain remains even after a few days, it should be seen as a tip-off of an oral condition called dry socket.Dry...
- Do I need to get my Wisdom Teeth Pulled?
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure used to remove one or more of the adult teeth present at the back of the mouth. It is usually done by an oral surgeon or a dentist. It is often done by opening the gum tissue over the tooth and then taking out the bone covering the tooth. The tissue...
- Plaque Attack: Habits That Lead to Plaque Formation
It goes without saying that good habits are the key for healthy teeth without plaque. Richard Price, DMD, spokesman for the American Dental Association, says that having teeth without plaque is easy. One needs to be consistent with healthy habits to have the best results.Plaque is a film of bacteria...
- Are Dental Crowns Useful?
What is Dental Crowns?A dental crown, or a tooth crown, is a tooth-shaped sleeve, or cap, made of porcelain or metal, that is placed over the tooth. Crowns are utilized to restore the shape and size of a tooth. When implanted properly, the porcelain caps cover the crown of the tooth that is visible...
- Wine May Prevent Cavities
Researchers from Italy's University of Pavia have revealed that red wine and white wine may fight against the bacteria that causes cavities. But the study was done invitro; it will be some time before this will be recommended as a method to prevent cavities.For this study, researchers used two types...
- Invasive Dental Treatments May Increase the Risk of Heart Disease
Invasive dental treatments, like tooth extractions, may increase the risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a new study published in, Annals of Internal Medicine. The results show the risk as a short-term one, which can return back to normal after six months.Earlier studies have shown a link...
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