About Oral Exams
An important part of a beautiful, healthy smile is scheduling appointments for preventive dental care. MINT dentistry in Houston, TX suggests twice yearly exams to assess your oral health, which can be performed during the same appointment as your professional cleaning. MINT dentistry oral examinations are performed by a board-certified dentist and will include an assessment of the overall health of your mouth, checking for problems like symptoms of oral cancer, decay, cavities, plus risk factors for bone and periodontal disease. Your MINT team of dental professionals will perform your exam using cutting-edge tools such as digital x-rays. Everyone in Houston, TX is invited to make appointments at least twice a year for their whole family at our office so you can all smile bigger for photos with beautiful, healthy smiles.
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Oral health examinations should be performed annually with the first exam done between ages one and two years old. MINT dentistry performs comprehensive oral exams for patients of all ages to diagnose conditions and developing problems using the latest in dental techniques and cutting-edge equipment. We try to provide a good experience for children so it's easy to get them to their appointments and they have a solid oral health foundation for the rest of their life. Our team also likes to help patients of all ages who have anxiety due to a bad experience at another practice. We aim to help them feel relaxed and safe 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 throughout your oral health examination as you enjoy a relaxing massage in a treatment chair. Your examination will start as your dentist checks the overall health of your mouth while you choose whether to watch a show or listen to music through Beats headphones. Then, we 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 neck and head, especially your jawbone and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Your board-certified MINT dentist will discuss your exam results and, if an issue needs to be addressed, your options for treatment will be explained. 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. Lastly, we will evaluate dental restorations, like a crown or dentures, to determine if you need any repairs or a replacement.
Assuming your dentist doesn't diagnose any concerns, 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 twice yearly cleanings with oral health examinations at our office. Typically, patients only need an oral health examination two times every year, but we might recommend exams more frequently if you have serious oral health conditions. If we do diagnose an issue, your options for treatment will be explained and planned. As a common example, if we find a dental cavity, we will ask you to make 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'ss usually covered under most dental insurance policies. Our team will speak to your provider to calculate your out-of-pocket costs if your entire exam isn'st covered. 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 mouth trays and professional whitening gel when you visit for your exam and cleanings. This is just part of our commitment to helping you get 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. Our board-certified MINT dentists recommend 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. Thanks to our focus on your comfort and relaxation using modern technology, MINT dentistry makes it simple to have a whole family with healthy smiles. Contact our team in Houston, TX to make an appointment for your annual dental examination.