About Pediatric Dentistry
Knowing you have a healthy, beautiful smile makes you feel more confident no matter how old you are. Our goal at MINT dentistry is to give each child a fun and stress-free experience during every visit to our office in La Porte, TX, so they will have a positive association with dental health that makes it easier for them to have a lifetime of healthy smiles. Children should be scheduled visits to MINT dentistry at least twice a year for dental cleanings and exams. During their visit, our team of board-certified dentists will assess how your child's teeth are developing, look for areas of concern, and show your child how to care for their mouth. MINT dentistry has been named “Best Family Dentist” by Consumers Choice two years in a row. When your child arrives, a team member will give them an iPad loaded with fun, parent-approved games and videos to keep them busy during their visit. Help your child get a healthy, beautiful smile by scheduling an appointment for them at MINT dentistry in La Porte, TX.
Best Candidates for Pediatric Dentistry
Your child can begin to develop cavities and tooth decay as early as two years old. MINT dentistry suggests you bring your child for their first visit by the time they are one and a half years old, so a MINT dental professional can start monitoring for issues like misalignment. Your child may have their baby teeth for many years, so it is important that they are healthy so their permanent teeth can grow in properly. This includes scheduling appointments for an annual pediatric exam and bi-annual cleanings.
What to Expect with Pediatric Dentistry
When it's time for your child's exam and cleaning, we will help them feel safe and comfortable. We will tell your child what is going to happen at every step so they understand the process. They will get to wear MINT sunglasses while they sit back in a special treatment chair. One of our MINT team members will begin a simple exam of your child’s mouth followed by a professional cleaning. A fluoride treatment or dental sealants may be recommended to help protect the teeth as your child grows older. If your MINT dental team discovers an issue, we'll talk to you to create a treatment plan based on both what your child needs and what they can easily tolerate. We are committed to using the most advanced dental technology available in the industry to ensure your child's routine care and treatments are fast, effective, and comfortable.
Pediatric Dentistry Treatment Aftercare
If your dentist diagnoses an issue at your child’s dental examination or cleaning, you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment for treatment. All of your MINT dentistry professionals are skilled at meeting all the dental care needs of your family. If your child needs braces, fillings, or treatment for an injured tooth, we are here to help. To maintain a healthy mouth, MINT dentistry recommends you make appointments at least twice a year for your child. Following a dental exam, cleaning, treatment, or procedure, we suggest following a daily routine of brushing and flossing, which our MINT dentistry team will help your child understand with education and demonstrations.
The MINT Commitment
Regularly scheduled pediatric dental examinations and cleanings are typically paid, fully or partially, by dental insurance. If a treatment or procedure is required, our office will reach out to your insurance company to determine what is covered and any remaining cost. If you aren't covered by dental insurance, our office accepts many payment methods so your family's dental care is easier to afford. MINT dentistry believes that good oral health and a great smile are invaluable assets, and we are committed to helping you. Talk to your MINT dentistry team to learn more about getting your family on the MINT Discount Plan.
Finest Pediatric Care
You can help your child develop great habits and good dental health that will benefit them for life by scheduling regular appointments at MINT dentistry. Our team believes it is helpful to begin receiving dental care early to prevent bigger conditions, and to keep your child’s smile bright and healthy. To schedule a visit for your child, contact our team in La Porte, TX.