Dana Aubert Truesdale, DDS is the owner of Innovation Dental Center in Baltimore, Maryland. With over 11 years of experience, she specializes in general, family and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Truesdale was educated Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry and completed advanced dental training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Additionally, she is certified in Clear Correct and 6 Month Smiles and was named one of Baltimore?s Top 3 Dentists.
DDS at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
Board Certified in Clear Correct and 6 Month Smiles
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
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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.
Studies show that smoking and lack of sleep are two factors that affect the progression of gum disease. “The study shows that other than brushing and flossing, there are lifestyle factors that may affect the dental health of a person”, says Preston D. Miller Jr., DDS, president of the American...
According to a new study presented at the International Association for Dental Research in Miami, some of the popular sports drinks contain high levels of acid that can lead to tooth erosion, hypersensitivity, and staining. Researchers from the New York University report that the drink may also...
Sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder. It is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing, which may occur several times per hour and may last for 10 seconds. It is usually a chronic condition. It results in poor sleep quality and excessive sleepiness in daytime. The most common type is...
IntroductionHalitosis is also referred to as bad breath in layman’s term. Having bad breath can be embarrassing and may sometimes cause anxiety. Bad breath is commonly experienced by people. In fact, 1 in every 15 people experiences halitosis on a regular basis. Halitosis has a number of...
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According to a new study published in the Journal of Natural Products, licorice, the main ingredient in candy, may help to keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Teeth protection is provided by the compounds found in the dried root of licorice plant. Chinese licorice, found in northern mainland...