Dr. Jason Baldwin offers personalized dental care to his patients from Reno, NV. Every treatment and service is performed with the patient’s comfort a top priority. Dr. Baldwin and his dental team are committed to creating the best patient experience. Whether you need preventive dental care, advanced restorative dental work, or simply want to improve the appearance of your smile, our dentist office offers solutions for you.
Preventive Dental Care: Keep Your Smile Clean and Healthy
Dr. Baldwin recommends that patients visit his Reno, VN area dentist office at least every six months. Regular dental care is important for the health of your teeth and gums.
A tooth cavity is a common concern we see often. It is the result of plaque build-up on the teeth and can affect anyone, regardless of age. They can easily be spotted early on when treatment is most conservative. If left untreated, cavities will continue to cause damage to the tooth. At your bi-annual appointments, plaque and tartar will be removed from your teeth, even in the hard-to-reach places, to reduce the chances of tooth decay and plaque build-up.
Also at these visits, our team can spot the early signs of gum disease, a serious disease caused by poor oral hygiene habits and is the number one cause of missing teeth. In the early stages of periodontal disease, you may not even know you have it because symptoms have not developed yet. As gum disease develops, it can lead to many unpleasant symptoms including bleeding gums, bad breath, sore gums, sensitivity, and loose teeth.
By spotting cavities and gum disease early, you will actually be saving yourself money in the long run. Serious damage to your teeth and gums is costly to treat. Addressing either dental concern in the early stages is less invasive, easier to treat, and will cost significantly less.
What to Expect at Your Regular Check-Up
There are two parts to every dentist appointment: the examination and the teeth cleaning. During the exam, we will look for signs of cavities. It may be necessary to take x-rays of your teeth to look for signs of decay in between the teeth. We will examine your gums and look for signs of gum disease.
The second part of the appointment is the teeth cleaning. Your dental hygienist will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar. Called scaling, this procedure is very important in the prevention of gum disease and cavities. Once your teeth have been scaled, your hygienist will polish your teeth with a gritty paste that will remove surface stains from your teeth. Last, they will floss your teeth and you will be left with a clean, healthy-looking smile.
If dental concerns are spotted, Dr. Baldwin will make appropriate recommendations to treat them which may involve additional dental appointments. He offers several treatments for patients facing dental concerns:
What if I Suffer from Dental Anxiety?
Dr. Baldwin welcomes patients from Reno, NV who suffer from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist. Our dentist office offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. Dr. Baldwin will work one on one with you to help find the source of the fear and help you work through it. He offers sedation dentistry for anxious patients. This gives you the option for complete relaxation with no memory afterward.