Dental Exam New Orleans, LA


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About Oral Exams in New Orleans, LA

The key to keeping your smile healthy and gorgeous is through preventive dental care. At MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA, our dentists recommend routine dental examinations, which are generally performed during biannual dental cleaning visits. During an oral exam, our board-certified dentists will evaluate the overall health of your mouth, screening for signs of oral cancer, cavities (tooth decay), gum disease, and bone loss. Your MINT team of dental professionals will assess your need for restorations or other treatments utilizing advanced technology, such as digital dental x-rays. Please contact our New Orleans, LA dental office today to schedule dental exams for you and your family, and learn how preventive care can help you maintain a photo-ready smile.

Who Should Have a Dental Exam?

We recommend that patients have an oral exam at least once every year or as needed to monitor their oral health. Children should start receiving dental exams between the ages of 1 – 2 years old. MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA offers superior dental care to patients of all ages and uses proven techniques and advanced technologies to diagnose conditions and developing problems. Our team focuses on providing a good experience for children to help them develop positive feelings toward dental care and a solid foundation for their oral health. Our team also strives to create positive visits for adult patients who may have had a negative experience at another dentist. We aim to help every individual feel safe and comfortable during their visits to MINT dentistry.

What Can I Expect During an Oral Exam?

When you arrive at MINT dentistry for your appointment, we'll get you seated in a relaxing massage chair and offer you a pair of trendy MINT sunglasses to protect your eyes during your visit. Your exam will begin with an overall evaluation of your mouth and teeth while you watch a show or jam out with a pair of our Beats headphones. Next, we'll take digital dental x-rays of your mouth and perform an oral cancer screening. Our skilled team will check your teeth for cavities or damage and evaluate your gums for periodontal disease. You can also expect an evaluation of your head and neck, jaw joints, and bite. Finally, we will assess any restorations you have, like a crown or bridge, to see if they need to be repaired or replaced. Your dentist will go over your results, and if a problem is diagnosed, your treatment options will be reviewed.

After a Routine Dental Exam

If our team does find a dental concern that needs to be addressed, treatment options will be discussed and planned. For example, if there is a cavity in your tooth, we'll likely recommend that you make an appointment at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA to have it treated with a dental filling or another type of restoration. Our team will talk with you about the importance of following a good home care routine, including flossing and brushing at least two times every day. You should also continue to schedule oral exams and professional cleanings every six months to help keep your smile healthy and bright. Most patients only need a dental exam two times every year, but our MINT dentists may suggest exams more frequently if there are oral health concerns.

The MINT Commitment

Dental exams are commonly covered under most dental insurance plans. Our MINT dentistry team will work with your dental insurance company to calculate your out-of-pocket costs if your entire exam isn't covered. If you don't carry insurance, inquire about the MINT Discount Plan, which offers cost savings on a wide selection of dental treatments at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA. An added bonus to visiting for routine preventive care visits is free teeth whitening. MINT dentistry offers free whitening trays and gel to patients at their regularly scheduled exam and cleaning appointments. This is just part of our commitment to helping you get your brightest, healthiest smile.

Optimal Oral Health

Help you and your loved ones maintain beautiful, picture-worthy smiles with routine dental exams at MINT dentistry. Our dentists recommend scheduling routine exams and biannual cleanings to optimize your health and help avoid serious oral health problems. We take special care to ensure oral exams at MINT dentistry are a good experience for patients of all ages. With a convenient location and state-of-the-art technology, our practice makes it simple for your whole family to enjoy healthy smiles. To schedule a dental exam in New Orleans, LA, please contact our office today.

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