Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Frederick, MD
52 years experience male

Locations

Douglas K. Tavenner, Jr., DDS, FAGD

Frederick, MD

Address

20 Mountaingate Drive, Frederick, MD
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About

Bio

Washington DC Public High School (Lt. Col. Cadet Corp) , Columbia Union College (Chemistry Major), Medical College of Virginia (Dental Degree), United States Army (Advanced Dental Training), Private Practice of Dentistry (Further training including areas of Orthodontics, TMJ, Implants, etc.). College - Dental School - US Army: (Lifeguard, Pool Manager, Water Safety Instructor, Handicapped Water Safety Instructor [War injuries rehabilitations], Chairman of Water Safety for Red Cross at Ft. Knox, Ky.) College - Dental School - US Army - Civilian Life (Aviation Commercial Expertise) 1) Pilot Certificate - Airline Transport Pilot, Single & Multi Engine Land Airplane, Commercial Helicopter. 2) Flight Instructor - Airplane, Instrument, Helicopter. 3) Ground Instructor - Advanced, Instrument.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

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914 Answers
304 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Antibiotic = Limited: Antibiotics do not reduce the infection, they only assist in relieving the spreading of the infection to other areas. A swelling from infection will ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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TMJ - Jaw pain: You have a tmj/muscle dysfunction problem that is treated by a dentist. Select a dentist that routinely treats TMJ with functional orthopedic type ap... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Depends: If there is not sufficient bone structure, or if the tooth does not have enough tooth structure to rebuild, then extraction is needed. Otherwise the g... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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Equalization: Ears to pop has no relationship to Oxygen. It is entirely due to the pressure differential between the inside of your ear and the outside of your head... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Probable Fungus: Have your dentist evaluate this for Candida Albicans fungus. Reference sites: 1) http://www.Cdc.Gov/fungal/candidiasis/ 2) http://www.Healthscout.Co... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Breath: During these times, slowly take a deep breath in to fully expand your ribs/chest. Then slowly exhale. Repeat until level flight.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Conditioning better: Go to your local small airport and get an introductory ride in a small airplane with a flight instructor. Tell him of your fear and be ready to be ve... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Not very well: The set on the tissue/bone and move around sometimes a small amount and sometimes a large amount. Mini-implants placed in the ridge (into bone) great... Read More
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A female asked:
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Yes: They can cause damage to the skin interesting reading: http://owndoc.Com/dermarolling/dermaroller-review/.
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A female asked:
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Old or New Way: The usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle wit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Difference: Tooth decay - bacteria has penetrated the tooth and eaten away tooth structurre. Sensitive teeth - may be from the gum tissue pulling away from the r... Read More
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A member asked:
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Need Consultation: Trichinosis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork or wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm trichinel... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Not Normal: Your physician needs to evaluate this for systemic pathology.
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A member asked:
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Pinched Nerve etc.: Sounds like you sat in a position that placed pressure on the large nerve and blood vessels to the leg from your back. Try walking it out and only si... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Consultation: First get a consultation with your physician. There are many factors that may need to be addressed. A blood test is a start and then determination o... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Homework + treatment: 1) use a soft manual toothbrush. 2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together. 3) move the brush in circles. 4) do all teeth this w... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
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Need Consultation: Not normal. Bleeding is something that requires a dentist to evaluate this now.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Teeth are not suppose to hurt. If they do then something is going wrong. You need to have a dentist discover what is going wrong before it gets too ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Clean tongue: You need to use a soft toothbrush and an tongue cleaner to clean your tongue.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Depends: For limited care, it may assist. I have had many patients over the past several years actually give up their dental insurance because it did not prov... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Other Options: In addition to the good suggestion from these answering doctors - other options would be for evaluations by: 1) a neurologist doctor. 2) a dentist t... Read More
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A female asked:
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Old or new way?: The ususal way is to use medicine or cough drop types to treat the throat. However an old time way is to gargle with peroxide. A new time way is to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Could be: Have a dentist take a look. It could be an infection, or maybe a collection of fluid from the parotid gland, or a muscle spasm, etc.
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A member asked:
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Maybe normal: Bumps on the back of the tongue are generally some of your taste buds and are normal. However you should ask a dentist to look and see.
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Parasite ?: Sounds like you picked up a parasite while away. Have your doctor check for parasites and then they can give you the proper medication to get rid of... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
TMJ - Jaw cracking: You seem to have a tmj/muscle dysfunction problem that is treated by a dentist. Select a dentist that routinely treats TMJ with functional orthopedic... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Not Really: Salt water only makes you feel like you have done something that helps, when the reality is that it has done nothing to remove the infection of a toot... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Do not fly yet: Wait until you are well. A sinus infection will prevent the atmospheric equalization of the pressures inside and outside of your head.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Possible Bruxism: Bruxism can cause teeth to chip away by allowing too much constant pressure continually on these teeth. Have your dentist check for this type of wear... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Normal to them: The person generally does not recognize that anything is wrong with them. That is part of the real problem. However you will alway recognize that th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
To Brush or Not: You do not have to brush all your teeth. You only need to brush the ones that you want to keep. The bacteria can cause cavities and can cause gum di... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Shoes off: Make sure your feet are clean when boarding, then when seated, take your shoes off for the flight.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Brush your tongue: Use a soft brush and/or a tongue scraper to clean your tongue.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
This is not uncommon: Many people have large taste buds in this areas of the tongue. If they do not hurt, then they are generally normal.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Depart Forever: This is a serious disorder that will destroy your life if you stay with him. Do not be the therapist yourself. Depart now or be destroyed. Referenc... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Not generally: Babies actually do better on flights than adults.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Heart Problem: This is one of the signs of having a heart attack - get a doctor to immediately check this out.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
IMODIUM (loperamide): Imodium® diarrhea medicine is over the counter in the pharmacy.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Osteopathic Doctor: Consult with a doctor or osteopathic medicine that is using manual manipulation. Some physical therapist are also trained in osteopathic manipulation... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Good Idea: Tooth brushes should be changed about every 3 months. However, strep throat has bacteria that you do not want any possibility to spread back into you... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
2 hours: However, it depends on many variables. Are you using it to place crowns on them, or are you using it to help hold a full denture on? If denture, then... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
No Regard for Others: People with antisocial personality disorder typically have http://www.Medicinenet.Com/antisocial_personality_disorder/article.Htmfor right and wrong, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Anesthesia Recovery: This is entirely based on the kind and dosage of anesthesia used. Only the dentist that is doing the surgery can answer this question for you. Howev... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
No: Honey does not do that. Honey was used in ancient history as an antibiotic since bacteria cannot live in honey. Something else did it. What else di... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Chemistry Not There: A dentist thorough cleaning and then a whitening procedure will generally get your best results of taking out whatever yellowing that is not normal to... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Bad Information: Tongue does not swell. It is a muscle. Its size cannot react to any food that you eat.
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A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Yes - No: Yes - the Fluoride in the water and toothpaste really does reduce the amount of cavities. No - it is not poison in that low of a dose.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Start + See Dentist: 1) use a soft manual toothbrush. 2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together. 3) move the brush in circles. 4) do all teeth this w... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Yes: Plus - continuing deterioration of health to the point of loss of body functions. I know a man that was so bad (could not even walk), the doctors tol... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
Pattern?: Canker sores usually are triggered by something that you do. Keep track of what common things that you eat or do just before the canker sore appears.... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Apr 6, 2013
A very knowledgeable dentist with excellent, thorough, to the point and articulate answers and advice.
Mar 19, 2015
Great DDS!!
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Sep 13, 2021
Is there anyway of getting a refill on 1 medication for Zanaflex 4mg which is not a controlled substance. My fiancé has covid so I'm down 14 days even though my test was negative but I do understand....Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I guess I need to go back in time and learn how to brush my teeth. :-D I will definitely do that!
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Thank you...his tooth is in. It came in behind the baby tooth and now that the baby tooth is gone it left a gap done the front of the gum.
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The Internet is saying that baking soda, lemon juice , salt with a peroxide rinse is a home made whitening recipe. True/false? Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

United States Army

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Maryland - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Washington, DC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Washington, DC - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Fellowship - Academy of General Dentistry
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