Pediatric Dentistry New Orleans, LA


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About Pediatric Dentistry in New Orleans, LA

Having a healthy, happy smile is important for patients at every stage of life, including the childhood years. At MINT dentistry, our goal is to give each child a fun and stress-free experience when visiting our office so they develop a good association with the dentist that reinforces healthy, lifelong habits. We encourage parents to schedule visits for their children at least twice a year for dental cleanings and pediatric dental exams. During their appointment, one of our caring dentists will assess the development of your child’s jaw, check for oral concerns, and show your child the best way to take care of their teeth and gums. MINT dentistry has been named “Best Family Dentist” by Consumers' Choice two years in a row and is dedicated to helping even the youngest members of your family enjoy optimal oral health. For more on our pediatric dental services, please contact MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA.

Who Is a Candidate for Pediatric Dentistry?

Children and teens are candidates for pediatric dental care. Our MINT dentists recommend scheduling your child's first dental visit when they are around 18 months old. This allows our team to assess for any developmental concerns and helps children become familiar with the dental office environment. Tooth decay, or dental cavities, can develop early in life and can affect kids as young as two years of age. Your child will likely have their primary teeth for a while so it's a good idea to make sure they stay healthy until their permanent teeth emerge. You can help your child maintain good oral health by bringing them in for biannual pediatric dental cleanings and dental exams.

What Are Pediatric Dental Visits Like?

As soon as your child arrives at our office, a team member will hand them an iPad loaded with fun, parent-approved apps and videos to keep them busy during their visit. We will then bring them back to one of our kid-friendly treatment rooms and help them feel safe and at ease. Our team will explain everything that is being done and why so they are part of the process. They will be given MINT sunglasses as they relax in a comfortable treatment chair. One of our MINT team members will begin a basic examination of your child’s mouth and will then perform a quick dental cleaning. Dental sealants or fluoride treatments might be recommended to protect your child's developing teeth. If we find an issue, a customized treatment plan will be created with your child’s utmost care and comfort in mind. Our New Orleans, LA dental team is dedicated to using the most advanced dental technology available in the industry to make sure our pediatric dentistry procedures are as quick, comfortable, and effective as possible.

Following Your Child's Dental Treatment

If any dental concerns are identified during the course of your child's exam and cleaning, a follow-up procedure may be recommended. The dentists and team members at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA are experienced at providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care. If your child requires urgent care after an injury, an orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign® teeth straightening, or a simple tooth-colored filling, we're here to help. Our MINT dentistry team will also show your child how to brush and floss their teeth properly and discuss the importance of good home care. To help your little one maintain a healthy mouth, our team of board-certified MINT dentists recommends you bring them in for preventive care visits every six months.

The MINT Commitment

Preventive pediatric dentistry services, such as dental exams and cleanings, are often covered by dental insurance plans on a periodic basis. For any other procedures or recommended treatments, our MINT support staff will speak to your provider to determine what is covered and calculate any remaining cost. If you don't have dental insurance, our office accepts several payment methods to help make your child's dental care easier to afford. MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA believes that good oral health and a great smile are invaluable assets so we're committed to helping you and your family get the care you need. Talk to our team today to learn more about our affordable dental plans.

Finest Pediatric Care

Routine dental care is essential to helping your child enjoy a smile that's happy, healthy, and bright. At MINT dentistry, we see patients of all ages and encourage oral health exams as early as 18 months old to help children establish a healthy start in life. For more on pediatric dental services or to schedule an appointment for your child at MINT dentistry, please contact our New Orleans, LA office.

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