About Oral Exams
An important part of a beautiful, healthy smile is scheduling appointments for preventive dental care. MINT dentistry in North Richland Hills, TX suggests twice yearly exams to assess your oral health, which can be performed during the same appointment as your professional cleaning. Dental exams at MINT dentistry will include an assessment of the overall health of your mouth, including symptoms of oral cancer, decay, cavities, plus risk factors for gum and bone disease. Your MINT team of dental professionals will perform your exam using state-of-the-art technology such as digital x-rays. Everyone in North Richland Hills, TX is invited to make appointments at least twice a year for their whole family at our office to make sure their photos are full of healthy, beautiful smiles.
Oral health examinations should be performed at least once a year with the first exam done at about 18 months old. MINT dentistry performs comprehensive oral exams for patients of all ages and we can help address dental conditions of varying stages using proven techniques and advanced technology. We focus on providing a good experience for children so it's easier to keep them coming back for a lifetime of good oral hygiene. Our team also likes to help our adult patients who may have had a negative experience at another dental office. We aim to help them feel relaxed and safe during their time at MINT dentistry.
What to Expect
You will be given a pair of our swanky MINT sunglasses to wear throughout your oral health examination as you relax in one of our luxurious treatment chairs. Your examination will start with an overall evaluation of your mouth and teeth while you catch up on your favorite shows beneath our flat-screen televisions or listen to music through Beats headphones. Then, we will take digital x-rays of your mouth and screen for abnormal tissue. You can expect an evaluation of your neck and head, including your jaw, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and bite. A MINT dental professional will discuss your exam results and, if any problems are found, your options for treatment will be explained. We will discuss any health problems you have, including any medications you may be taking and how they might impact your oral health. Lastly, we will evaluate dental restorations, like dentures or a bridge, to check the fit and wear.
If our team does not identify any dental issues, 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 bi-annual dental exams and cleanings at our office. Typically, patients will only need a dental exam two times every year, but we might recommend exams more frequently if you have serious oral health conditions. If we do see something that needs to be addressed, your options for treatment will be explained and planned. For example, if a cavity is found, you will need to make an appointment to have it treated with a tooth-colored filling.
The MINT Commitment
Since a dental exam is so important to your oral health, it'ss usually covered under most dental insurance policies. MINT dentistry will work with your dental insurance company to determine your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs. If you don'st have dental 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 dental trays and whitening gel when you visit for your regularly scheduled exams and cleanings. This is just part of our commitment to helping you get 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. Our board-certified MINT dentists recommend regularly scheduled dental cleanings and exams to prevent dental conditions and optimize your overall health. Our dental exams are a positive experience for you and every member of your family. Thanks to our convenient location and state-of-the-art technology, MINT dentistry makes it simple to keep your family's smiles healthy. Contact our office in North Richland Hills, TX to make an appointment for your annual dental examination.