About Oral Exams
The key to a healthy, gorgeous smile is proactive dental care. MINT dentistry in Richardson, TX suggests twice yearly exams and dental cleanings. During your oral health exam at MINT dentistry, a board-certified dentist will perform an assessment of the overall health of your mouth, looking for issues like cavities, root decay, oral cancer, plus risk factors for bone and gum disease. Your MINT team of dental professionals will perform your exam using advanced equipment such as digital x-rays. Everyone in Richardson, TX is invited to make appointments at least twice a year for their whole family at our office so you all have healthy smiles.
Oral health examinations should be performed once every year with the first exam done when a child is 18 months old. MINT dentistry performs comprehensive oral exams for patients of all ages to address concerns using modern techniques and technology. Our team focuses on providing a good experience for children so they enjoy visits to MINT dentistry. Our team also likes to help children and adults overcome negative experiences they may have had at another dentist. We aim to help them feel relaxed and safe during their appointments at our office.
What to Expect
To protect your eyes from our work lights, you'll wear a pair of stylish MINT sunglasses throughout your exam as you sit back in a massaging treatment chair. Your examination will start as your dentist evaluates your teeth, gums, and jaw while you watch a show or listen to music through Beats headphones. Then, we will use digital x-rays to get a better view of your teeth and check for abnormalities. The dentist will then evaulate your neck and head, particularly your jawbone and bite. Your dentist will discuss your exam results and, if a problem is diagnosed, your options for treatment will be explained. Your dentist will ask about your overall health, including current medications and supplements since this may affect your dental health. Lastly, we will evaluate dental restorations, like a crown or bridge, to see if they need to be repaired or replaced.
As long as we don't find any problems, you should follow a good home care routine of flossing and brushing at least two times every day. You also need to make appointments for oral exams and professional cleanings every six months at our office. Typically, patients only need an exam two times every year, but we might recommend exams more frequently if you have serious oral health conditions. If we do find a problem, your options for treatment will be explained and planned. As an example, if there is a cavity in your tooth, you'll be asked to make an appointment for a tooth-colored filling to treat it.
The MINT Commitment
Oral exams are considered an important preventive procedure, so it'ss usually covered under most dental insurance policies. We will contact your insurance to figure out your policy benefits and calculate any remaining costs. If you don'st have insurance, we offer the MINT Discount Plan that features large discounts on most every dental procedure at MINT. As an added incentive to attend your annual exam, we give you a free home whitening kit. MINT dentistry offers free whitening trays and gel when you visit for your annual exam and bi-annual cleanings. This is just part of our commitment to helping you get a brighter, healthier smile.
Optimal Oral Health
MINT dentistry in Richardson, TX offers preventive dental care to help make sure your next family portrait is full of bright, healthy smiles. Our board-certified MINT dentists recommend scheduling annual exams and bi-annual cleanings to optimize your health and avoid serious oral health problems. Annual oral health exams at MINT dentistry are a good experience for children and adults. Thanks to our modern office with the latest tools and technology, MINT dentistry makes it simple to make sure everyone in your family has a healthy smile. Contact MINT dentistry in Richardson, TX to schedule your next appointment.