About Pediatric Dentistry
Having a healthy, beautiful smile boosts your confidence in every stage of life. Our goal at MINT dentistry is to give your child a comfortable experience when they visit our practice in Richardson, TX, so they will form a good impression with the dentist that reinforces good, lifelong habits. Parents should schedule visits for their children to our office two times every year for professional cleanings and pediatric dental exams. At their appointment, a board-certified dentist will examine your child's development, check for concerns, and teach your child the best way to take care of their teeth. Consumers Choice has named MINT dentistry as "Best Family Dentist" two years in a row. As soon as you arrive with your child, we will hand them a tablet loaded with fun, age-appropriate apps and videos to keep them busy. Give your child the gift of a beautiful smile by making an appointment at our office in Richardson, TX.
Problems like tooth decay and cavities can develop as young as 24 months of age. MINT dentistry recommends scheduling your child's first visit when they are around a year and a half, so a board-certified MINT dentist can check for any development problems. Children usually keep their primary teeth for a while, so it's a good idea to make sure they stay healthy while they wait for their adult teeth to grow in. This starts with visiting our office every six months for a professional cleaning.
What to Expect
At the start of your child's appointment, we want to help them feel safe so they have a positive experience. Our team will explain everything that is being done and why so they feel more comfortable with the process. Your child will put on MINT sunglasses as they relax in a comfortable treatment chair. A MINT dentistry team member will first perform a basic examination of your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw and then a quick cleaning. A fluoride treatment or dental sealants might be suggested to help protect and strengthen your child's enamel as their permanent teeth come in. If we find a problem, we'll develop a personalized plan for treatment that focuses on your child's needs and comfort level. Our office is dedicated to using the most advanced dental technology available in the industry to make sure our pediatric procedures are fast, effective, and comfortable.
Should we find a concern in your child’s dental examination or cleaning, we will ask you to schedule an appointment for a follow-up procedure. Every dentist and team member at MINT dentistry is experienced at comprehensive dental care for your family that fits your needs. If your child requires braces, fillings, or treatment for an injured tooth, our office is happy to help. For healthy teeth and gums, our team of board-certified MINT dentists recommends you visit our office every six months for every member of your family. To maintain the results of a cleaning or another procedure, we suggest following a daily home care routine, which we will help demonstrate to your child.
The MINT Commitment
Regularly scheduled pediatric dental examinations and cleanings are generally included if you have dental insurance. For any procedures or recommended treatments, we will speak to your insurance provider to calculate your benefits and out-of-pocket costs. If you don't have dental insurance, MINT dentistry takes several payment options so you can easily fit your child's dental care into your budget. MINT dentistry feels that a healthy mouth and beautiful smile are priceless, so we're dedicated to helping your family. Ask our team for more information on the MINT Discount Plan.
Finest Pediatric Care
Make sure your child develops healthy habits that will stick with them for a lifetime by scheduling regular appointments at MINT dentistry. We believe it's smart to start getting oral health exams as early as 18 months old to avoid future problems, so every member of your family has a smile that is healthy and bright. If you'd like to schedule an appointment for your family, contact MINT dentistry in Richardson, TX.