About Oral Exams
An important part of a beautiful, healthy smile is scheduling appointments for preventive dental care. MINT dentistry in Lake Worth, TX recommends twice-yearly exams and dental cleanings. Dental exams at MINT dentistry will include an assessment of the overall health of your mouth, checking for problems like cavities, decay, oral cancer, plus your risk for gum and bone disease. Your MINT team of dental professionals will perform your exam using state-of-the-art tools, such as digital x-rays. Everyone in Lake Worth, TX is invited to schedule biannual dental examinations for their whole family at MINT dentistry to make sure their photos are full of healthy, beautiful smiles.
Dental examinations should be performed once every year starting at about 18 months 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 positive experience for younger patients so it's easier to keep them coming back for a lifetime of good oral hygiene. Our team also likes to help children and adults overcome negative experiences they may have had at another dentist. We like to help them feel relaxed and safe during their appointments at our office.
What to Expect
You will be given a pair of our swanky MINT sunglasses to wear throughout your oral health examination as you sit back in a massaging treatment chair. Your exam will begin as your dentist checks the overall health of your mouth while you watch a show or listen to music through Beats headphones. Then, a member of the MINT dentistry team will use digital x-rays to get a better view of your teeth and check for abnormalities. You can expect an evaluation of your neck and head, especially your jaw, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and bite. Your board-certified MINT dentist will go over your results, and if any problems are found, your treatment options will be reviewed. Your dentist will discuss your overall health, including current medications and supplements to see if this may be affecting your oral health. Finally, we will examine any restorations you have, like a crown or bridge, to determine if you need any repairs or a replacement.
As long as we don't diagnose any problems, 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 biannual dental exams and cleanings at our office. Typically, patients will only need a dental exam two times every year, but MINT dentistry might suggest exams more frequently for patients with serious oral health conditions. If we do find a problem, your options for treatment will be explained and planned. As a common example, if a cavity is found, you'll be asked to make an appointment to get a treatment with a tooth-colored filling or crown.
The MINT Commitment
Oral exams are considered an important preventive procedure so it is typically covered under most dental insurance policies. MINT dentistry will contact your dental insurance company to figure out your policy benefits and calculate any remaining costs. If you don't 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. At MINT dentistry, we provide free whitening trays and gel when you visit for your regularly scheduled exams and cleanings. This is just part of our commitment to helping you achieve your brightest, healthiest smile.
Optimal Oral Health
Proactive dental care at MINT dentistry can help you and your family smile brightly in your next portrait. MINT dentistry recommends scheduling annual exams and biannual cleanings to prevent dental conditions and optimize your overall health. Our dental exams are a pleasant experience for you and every member of your family. Thanks to our focus on your comfort and relaxation using modern technology, we make it easy to keep your family's smiles healthy. Contact our team in Lake Worth, TX to schedule appointments for your whole family.