Cosmetic & Family Dentist in Spring & The Woodlands, TX
Dr. Clifton Baldwin is an award-winning cosmetic dentist in Spring, TX that has cared for 1,000s of patients during the last 30 years practicing general and cosmetic dentistry. He utilizes the latest technology to ensure that his patients have not only healthy teeth and gums, but also have their perfect smile. He has expertise with Invisalign Clear Braces, Veneers, Root Canal Therapy, Bridges and Crowns, and in the entire process of creating a Total Smile Makeover!
Over the years, Dr. Baldwin has also carefully built an exceptional support team of experienced, caring professionals. This team of Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Financial Administrators, and Customer Service Representatives help ensure that all your needs are met, and that you are completely satisfied with our services.
Spring TX Dentist Blog
At my dental office in Spring, we’re occasionally asked if it’s okay to replace brushing with mouthwash, or supplement it with a rinse. Most of the time, mouthwash is used to relieve a bit of bad breath embarrassment. And while quick swish of mouthwash can give you a tingly, minty fresh mouth, could it actually be as good as brushing?
Don’t Toss the Brush
Many people think the main reason to brush their teeth is to get rid of a bit of morning breath or destinkify a day’s worth of coffee drinking and snack eating. In reality, there are many more reasons to brush than simply to freshen your breath. Brushing for at least two minutes twice a day helps remove dangerous plaque and bacteria that could lead to decay, bad breath, and even more serious oral health concerns. Brushing is the only recommended way to keep your mouth healthy enough to avoid bad breath.
- Vegetarians who only eat fish are called pescetarians–people who avoid all meat-based proteins except for fish are at the lowest risk for oral health issues because most pescetarians also eat cheese and eggs, and vitamin D is most often found in fish.
- Lacto-ovo vegetarians consume animal products like cheese, eggs, and yogurt. This diet provides more access to calcium, but very little to vitamin D.
- Vegans also avoid all animal-derived food sources including eggs, cheese, and milk. Some vegans even avoid honey!
Unfortunately, with a vegetarian diet, it can be difficult to get foods rich enough in calcium and vitamin D to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. So if you’re a vegetarian or thinking about becoming one, check in with your Spring dentist next time you come by for a visit for some advice about how to protect your teeth and gums.