Preventive Dentistry – Panama City, FL
Ready for Your Next Checkup?
There’s a reason that the American Dental Association recommends at least two dental visits every year regardless of how old you are. Even the most meticulous brushing and flossing routine can have some blind spots that allow plaque and tartar to build up on the teeth and gums. Regular appointments with Dr. Waheed and the rest of our team at Baldwin Family Dental give you a chance to have your teeth cleaned while also voicing any concerns you have about your dental health. Call us today to schedule your next appointment for preventive dentistry in Panama City, FL.
Why Choose Baldwin Family Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Focus on an Excellent Patient Experience
- Advanced Technology for High Quality Care
- One Stop for a Variety of Dental Services
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
During your normal checkups, we’ll look for early signs of tooth decay and gum disease. These problems are relatively easy to treat while they’re still small, but they can become complex and costly if left unattended for too long. We can create a treatment plan for you based on our findings during your regular visit. Also, these visits are your best chance to have tartar removed from your teeth; normally, this substance is hardened in place and can’t be simply brushed away.
Oral Cancer Screenings
While cancers of the mouth tend to be more common amongst those who smoke or drink excessively, there’s still a chance of them developing even in patients who don’t engage in typically risky behaviors. Performing a cancer screening during your normal checkups improves the chances of us noticing suspicious changes in your oral health early on. This includes a visual scan for discolored patches as well as a tactile examination where we feel for unusual lumps.
A fluoride treatment simply involves applying fluoride directly to the teeth as a foam, gel, or varnish. Even though the treatment only lasts a few minutes, the protection it offers will last for a very long time. Fluoride is essential for a healthy smile filled with teeth that are able to resist decay until your next appointment. These treatments are especially important if you’re not exposed to enough fluoride through your normal oral hygiene routine or drinking water.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Grinding your teeth at night often leads to waking up with a painful headache, and it can take its toll on your enamel as well. A nightguard will prevent further damage from bruxism by stopping the teeth from making direct contact with each other. While you can pick up a nightguard at the store, it won’t be fitted for your unique mouth; getting an oral appliance from our dental office will help ensure that it’s a better fit and will provide the best protection possible.
At-Home Dental Hygiene Products
What kind of dental products are you using at home? Our dental office has a few choice brands that we prefer, and we’re more than happy to share our recommendations with you if you need it. For example, you might be unhappy with your current toothpaste, or you might be thinking of using mouthwash more often. We’re familiar with many different brands, and we can point you and your loved ones in the right direction if you’re looking to make any changes.