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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Arlington, TX

Keeping Smiles On the Right Track

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Making sure your smile is on the right track takes having the right tools and knowing how to protect your smile against tooth decay and gum disease. Of course, maintaining good oral health is more than just brushing twice daily, flossing before bed, and using the right mouthwash. It also means keeping your six-month dental checkups and cleanings with your dentist. At Foundation Dental Solutions, Dr. Baldwin and his team can help keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling their best by making sure no problems are developing and providing you with a healthier, more refreshing smile after each visit. To schedule your appointment today, contact our office!

What to Expect During a Six-Month Checkup and Cleaning?

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During your six-month visits, you can expect not only a comprehensive examination but also a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. If it has been a while since your last visit, our team will likely start by taking dental X-Rays of your oral cavity and facial structure. This will allow Dr. Baldwin to see an entire view of your mouth and pinpoint any areas beneath the gum line that could signal more serious problems.

Once you are seated in the dentist’s chair, one of our dental hygienists will remove any plaque and tartar accumulations from your teeth and soft tissue as well as chart your gum pockets to ensure there are no concerns surrounding the potential for gum disease.

Immediately following your cleaning, Dr. Baldwin will step in to examine your oral cavity and check for any abnormalities. This is known as an oral cancer screening. Because of the seriousness of this disease and the importance of early detection, he will quickly scan your mouth, throat, jaw, and neck to make sure there are no signs that point to a more concerning issue. Also, he will review your X-Rays and offer a beneficial treatment plan to focus on any problem areas that need to be addressed (i.e. cavity formation, tooth decay, gum disease, bite alignment).

The Importance of Regular Checkups and Cleanings

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By visiting Dr. Baldwin every six months, you are doing your smile and overall health and wellbeing a great service. Why? Because the mouth and body are closely connected and when a problem occurs in one area, it can quickly lead to additional issues developing in other areas of the body.

Maintaining good oral health is vital to avoiding not only decay, gum disease, and bone and tooth loss but also cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Dementia), respiratory illness, and even diabetes.

Your commitment to practicing good oral habits at home in addition to regularly seeing your dentist every six months will ensure your teeth, gums, and oral cavity as a whole is free from any disease or decay that can wreak havoc on your smile and health.

How These Visits Can Save You Money

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While it may not seem as if two visits to the dentist each year will save you money in the long run, it actually can…and does! If Dr. Baldwin is able to detect early signs of tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease, efforts can be made to reverse the symptoms and restore your oral health without additional intervention.

However, if problems are left untreated and begin to escalate over time, you could be faced with costly procedures and precious time spent in the dentist’s chair instead of with family and friends.

If you have dental insurance, these visits will likely cost you nothing at all or very little out of pocket, so why not take advantage of an opportunity to improve your smile? By being proactive about your oral health, you’ll be able to spend your hard-earned money on that boat you’ve always wanted instead of putting it toward a dental bill you could have avoided.

What Our Patients Say About Us

“For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.”

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX

“For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.”

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX

“For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.”

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX