Life is busier than ever these days, and we understand that the last thing you want to worry about is your teeth. Whenever you eat, speak, or smile, they should be the last thing on your mind. To help you achieve this, Dr. Clifton Baldwin and our team can provide you with preventive dentistry in Spring, TX. With these simple treatments, we can give you a beautiful and worry-free smile that you’ll only think about when it’s time to show it off.
When it comes to keeping your teeth clean and healthy, these are two of the most important treatments we use every day. With just two checkups and cleanings each year, we can clean the areas in your mouth that you simply can’t reach at home and stop most dental problems before they even start.
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the small set of hinges on your jaw that allows it to move fluidly whenever you eat or speak. Like other joints in the body, it can become strained or injured, and this can lead to a variety of problems, including bruxism. This is a condition where a person clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth while they sleep, and over time, it can do tremendous damage to your teeth. To address this kind of problem, we can provide you with a simple but effective custom-made mouthguard. You’ll only wear it to bed every night, and it will do a tremendous job of protecting your teeth and helping your jaw muscles relax and heal.
This year alone, nearly 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Unfortunately, many of them will not survive the next 5 years because the disease was caught too late. In its initial stages, oral cancer is extremely treatable, but the key is to find it early. To make sure this disease never impacts your life, Dr. Baldwin will always perform an oral cancer screening during your regular checkup. He’ll examine your gums, lips, cheeks, tongue, throat, and neck for any signs of the disease. If he finds anything that causes him concern (such as persistent sores or rough patches), he can perform a biopsy to get a proper diagnosis. Then, if needed, he can help you get treatment as well.
Are you struggling with bleeding, inflamed gums? Gum disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease, can lead to significant problems for your mouth and body. When plaque and tartar spread beneath the gum line, the infection can not only negatively affect your mouth in the form of bone and tooth loss, but it can enter the bloodstream and cause cardiovascular and even neurological diseases. To preserve your oral and overall health, Dr. Baldwin offers gum disease therapy to put you back on the path to healthier teeth and gums.
With just two preventive appointments each year, we can keep your teeth looking and feeling pristine, and that peace of mind is more than worth the time. To schedule your next appointment, please contact us today. We are based in Spring, TX, and we’re happy to see patients from Klein, Avonak, and Tomball as well!