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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Frederick, MD
50 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.

Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Jaw pain (TMJ): The cleaning did not cause the pain. Your symptoms suggest that your mouth was held open further than you normally do and the muscle is in spasm. Us... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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NO: Not the flying, only the limited ability to move the knee will may a problem in making it more sore at that particular time.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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First things first.: Cosmetic Dentistry is the Final Objective achieved for the specific desires of the appearance of the patient. Dental School is a must, then additiona... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Not Difficult: The simple ways are: 1) get an over the counter sore throat medication. 2) gargle with Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (rx from a dentist). 3) a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
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High Caution: You should not take any medication for this condition without careful supervision of your doctor. You do not want to be your own experiment gone wron... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Development: Some sport ; health clubs have exercise equipment specifically designed to strengthen the feet and ankles. Work with the equipment and it will work f... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Stop and Think: What is more embarrassing? Showing the dentist your situation, or keep showing your friends your bad smile situation. Remember that the dentist can ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
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See Dentist: 95% of the time a patient tries to smooth or adjust their partial denture, they tend to make the problem worse. Let the dentist do a proper adjustmen... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Muscle spasm/TMJ: Wisdom teeth extractions can created muscle spasms = pain like you have. Simple solution is to heat both sides of the face/ear/joint with warm moist ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Sugar: Sugar usage can do this. I am a aware of a person that will get bad leg cramps at night if they have any sugar containing foods after 4:00 pm that da... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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See Dentist: White spots =less calcium areas – have your dentist check these. Any whitening system that you can commercially purchase should only be used after the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Cardiologist: The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg an... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Wax Yes or No: Ask the orthodontist that placed the wires for the wax they recommend. If you use wax, then you will always have to use wax for as long as you have th... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Comfortable: Warm salt water generally irritates them more and prolongs healing. Use anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no ma... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Usually Yes: It tends to make your speech more clear for you to speak and for other people to understand what you say. This is because your tongue can now touch t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Why ulcers there: Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Stop Bacteria: Get rid of the infection. Lymph nodes collect bacteria and attempt to move them out of the area. Swelling means that they cannot move it out as fast ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few ite... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Ask your surgeon – the actually surgery time (after the preoperative procedures) could be anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of hours.
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Clean: Keep it clean and let it heal. If it does not want to heal, let the dentist see it.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Blood on it?: Hiv & hepatitis c are transmitted by contact with an infected persons blood. No blood = no transmission. However think of all those virus and bacter... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Catagory: Vitamin is a category, like car, house, tool, shirt, pants, shoes, etc. However each item within this category has different jobs to do.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Rare: Only with professional treatment. Never on its own.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Antibiotic Coloring: The tooth yellow does not result from vitamin deficiencies. It is caused from surface layering of tobacco, tea, coffee, some foods, lack of brushing,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Key is Dosage: A person needs at 8-10 full glasses of water each day just to take care of the normal cellular activity of the body. The vast majority of people never... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
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Maybe: You may have a tmj/muscle dysfunction problem that is treated by a dentist. Select a dentist that routinely treats TMJ with functional orthopedic typ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Comfortable: Don't play with it or it will get bigger. Do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. How... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Depends: It can take anywhere from 1 day to 1 week to longer depending on the position of the wisdom tooth and the surgery necessary. You need to ask the dent... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Sometimes Yes: If the pharmacist has any questions or concerns of whatever nature, it is very common, and generally required by law, that the pharmacist calls the pr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Bacteria type: Determination of what bacteria and chemistry is in this plaque and how you can counter the damaging effect. This is a complex way of coming to the si... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
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2nd Opinion: 2nd opinion would be advisable. You date indicates treatment would be in order back when pockets were at 3 mm or before.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Next day: 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Comfortable: Stop playing with it or it will get bigger. Do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. H... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Ask your surgeon – it could be the next day to a week. Depends on the positon of these teeth and the surgery techniques necessary.
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Tooth Out Now: Antibiotics cannot get inside the tooth, therefore they cannot get and stop that area of bacteria. Only an extraction or a root canal therapy can do ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Tobacco of any kind: Tobacco use of any kind is the big leading cause of oral cancer.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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No Pain If you .....: 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Run its course: They heal in about 2 weeks no matter what you do. However the pharmacies have over the counter items that make it more comfortable until they heal.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: The dentist may be able to give them to you after he autoclaves them. Ask your dentist since the biohazard laws will apply.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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HV 1 or 2 ? : Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Probably Yes: A decay penetrated nerve is a problem. You may now have an abscess even without having pain. The infection of the abscess will not pain you as long ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Evaluate: If the dental instrument can penetrate the stain, then it is a cavity and needs treatment.
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Clenching is associated also with grinding side to side. This wears the outer enamel exposing the 2nd later of the tooth (dentin). You are reshaping... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: If the wisdom teeth are placing pressure on the adjacent molar – then yes. If they are not placing pressure – then maybe no depending on what path th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Not Usually But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Barrier: Pack cotton as a spacer to keep the lip away from her teeth.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Nothing: Many times the "spring water" is not as pure as the normal "tap/drinking water". The requirements on a public water supplier by the epa and the state... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Plan ahead: Wear compression socks, loosen your seat belt when able, don't sit too long = get up and walk. Drink plenty of water (absolutely no soft drinks or fri... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Get Consultation: Your sensitivity is not normal for this time period. It could be the tooth is either too high in biting (needs adjustment to proper fit) or the tooth... Read More

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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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