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.