Monday, January 13, 2014

New Year's Dental Resolutions!

With the start of the New Year 2014 make sure your dental health is considered. We all are living longer lives and you want your teeth to live on with you. Prevention is the key just like in other aspects of your health. Make sure you schedule and keep your regular cleanings and checkups. This is especially important for those of us who have past gum disease because your teeth can slip back into disease so quickly. Also finding those cavities or cracks in your teeth when small make easier repairs and at times may not even need numbing. Let's make 2014 a great year for you and your teeth! For more helpful hints visit our website for Baldwin Distinctive Dentistry at Thanks for reading. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Over Aggressive Brushing!

Today I am going to talk about a common problem we see with many of our adult and younger patients which is over aggressive brushing. I see it everyday and even constantly have to remind my own father. In the movies we often see people like Tom Hanks sawing back in forth in a straight line like they are trying to start a fire in their mouth. Especially if the gum recession and notching has already begun if you continue doing this you will do great damage to your teeth and gums.

What we teach our patients is you only need a soft tooth brush or maybe medium at most never hard bristled. If you use a manual toothbrush angle your toothbrush in 45 degree angle as show brushing in soft circles around each tooth. Better yet you can buy an electric toothbrush and just put it at a 45 degree angle and it will do the work for you.

Other things can also be the cause of this notching as well such as clenching and abfraction (heavy bite) so ask your dentist to make sure this isn't the cause. If you are one of those brushing like you are sawing down a tree change your habits today and you gums will and teeth will be happier for years to come! Thanks for reading go to our website for other helpful info about your dental health 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

When should my child first go to the dentist

I treat the entire family at my office so I often get the question when should my baby go to the dentist first. My answer is always it depends on when they get all of their teeth. Generally as soon as your baby gets the last of their baby teeth their should be 20 total have them see either your general or pediatric dentist. So there will be 10 on top and 10 on the bottom. The reason you want them in at such a young age is to make sure there are no cavities or other concerns. With the amount of sugar and processed food we consume as Americans cavities can happen at a very young age. Which brings me to another point brush your baby's teeth as soon as they come in at least every night. At most grocery stores you can finds baby brushes or ask your dentist. Most importantly never, I repeat never put your baby to bed with anything but water if they need a sippie or bottle. Anything other than water is a sure way to lots of cavities. Last point I would like to make floss your kids teeth every night or at least every other night especially if they have crowding. Thanks for reading. Post any questions you may have or go to my website for more info.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Welcome to Answers to Dental Questions


My name is Dr. Kevin Baldwin. I am a Cosmetic and Family Dentist in Las Vegas, NV. I received my dental training at the prestigious The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

I created this blog to help not only my patients but anyone who has questions or concerns about their teeth. My goal is to periodically provide you with helpful tips and information while also providing you an opportunity to ask questions you may have.

Dentistry can be a scary thing for many. Sometimes being informed can go a long way at putting you at ease and that is my goal! If you would like anymore information about me you can go to my website at . Thanks for visiting my blog check back periodically for updates or answers to your questions.