About Oral Exams
If you want a gorgeous, healthy smile, you need to be proactive with your dental health. MINT dentistry in Houston, TX recommends bi-annual oral exams that can be performed along with a cleaning. MINT dentistry oral examinations are performed by a board-certified dentist and will include an evaluation of your overall oral health and hygiene, checking for problems like cavities, decay, oral cancer as well as your risk for bone and periodontal disease. Our qualified MINT dental professionals will assess your need for treatment or restorations utilizing cutting-edge tools like digital x-rays. Residents in Houston, TX are encouraged to schedule bi-annual dental examinations for themselves and their entire family at MINT dentistry so you can all smile bigger for photos with beautiful, healthy smiles.
Dental exams should be scheduled annually starting between ages one and two years old. MINT dentistry offers superior dental care to every member of your family to diagnose conditions and developing problems with the latest in dental techniques and cutting-edge equipment. We try to provide a positive experience for younger patients so it's easy to get them to their appointments and they have a solid oral health foundation for the rest of their life. We also like to help patients of all ages who have anxiety due to a bad experience at another practice. We like to help them feel safe and comfortable during their visits to our practice.
What to Expect
At the beginning of your appointment, we'll offer you a pair of trendy MINT sunglasses to protect your eyes during your oral health exam as you enjoy a relaxing massage in a treatment chair. Your exam will begin as your dentist checks the overall health of your mouth while you choose whether to watch a show or jam out with a pair of our Beats headphones. Next, a member of the MINT dentistry team will get a series of digital x-rays to show possible concerns like abnormal tissue and cavities. Using palpating techniques, the dentist will check your head and neck, especially your jawbone and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Your board-certified MINT dentist will go over your results and, if an issue needs to be addressed, your treatment options will be reviewed. Your MINT team will record your whole health, including any supplements and medications you are taking to see if this may be affecting your oral health. Finally, your dentist will examine any restorations you have, like a crown or dentures, to determine if you need any repairs or a replacement.
Assuming your dentist doesn't diagnose any concerns, then the only aftercare necessary would be to continue a regimen of home oral care, which includes brushing and flossing twice a day. You should also continue to schedule twice yearly cleanings with oral health examinations at MINT dentistry. Most patients only need an oral health examination twice a year, but MINT dentistry may suggest scheduling exams more often for patients with certain oral health problems. If our team does diagnose an issue, treatment options will be discussed and scheduled. As a common example, if we find a dental cavity, we will ask you to schedule an appointment to get a treatment with a tooth-colored filling or crown.
The MINT Commitment
Proactive dental care like annual exams are important, so it is typically covered by dental insurance. Our team will speak to your provider to calculate your out-of-pocket costs if your entire exam isn'st covered. If you do not have insurance, we offer the MINT Discount Plan that features large discounts on most every dental procedure at MINT. An added bonus to visiting for your yearly dental exams is free teeth whitening. At MINT dentistry, we provide complimentary mouth trays and professional whitening gel to every patient at their exam and cleanings. Nothing makes us happier than helping you achieve sexy teeth.
Optimal Oral Health
Learn more about proactive dental care at MINT dentistry in Houston, TX to help your family get healthy smiles that look beautiful in all your photos. MINT dentistry recommends making appointments for yourself and your family twice a year to improve your dental health and identify any concerns in the early stages. Our team of dental professionals makes annual exams a pleasant experience for patients of all ages. With a focus on your comfort and relaxation using modern technology, we make it easy to have a whole family with healthy smiles. Contact our team in Houston, TX to learn more or make an appointment for an annual exam.