Dental Exam in Brentwood, MD


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About Oral Exams in Brentwood, MD

The key to keeping your smile healthy and attractive is remaining proactive in your approach to dental care. At MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD, our team recommends biannual oral exams that can be performed during your dental cleaning visits. Dental exams are conducted by a board-certified dentist. They include an evaluation of your overall dental health and oral hygiene, and allow us to screen for cavities, oral cancer, gum disease, jawbone loss, and other conditions. We also incorporate advanced technologies into our dental exams, such as dental x-rays, to optimize your overall oral health. We encourage you and your family to schedule routine dental exams at MINT dentistry to help keep your smiles healthy and happy.

Who Should Have a Dental Exam?

Routine dental exams should begin early in life, typically around the age of 1 – 2 years old. Our team at MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD performs comprehensive oral exams for patients of all ages to diagnose dental conditions and developing problems. Along with using the latest dental techniques and cutting-edge equipment, we strive to provide positive experiences to help make receiving dental care an enjoyable process. We also like to help children and adults overcome negative experiences they may have had in the past, and aim to make every individual feel safe and comfortable during their visits to our office.

What Can I Expect During an Oral Exam?

When you arrive for your dental exam, you will be escorted to one of our treatment rooms and given a pair of our swanky MINT sunglasses to wear during your visit. You will then be encouraged to sit back and relax in a massaging treatment chair while you watch a show or jam out with a pair of our Beats headphones. After reviewing your medical history and recording any medications you take, a member of the MINT dentistry team will take a series of digital x-rays to screen for any hidden concerns, such as cavities. Our dentist will then conduct an overall evaluation of your teeth and gums and assess the fit and condition of any restorations you have, such as crowns or dentures. Your neck, head, jawbone, and temporomandibular joints (TMJ) will also be evaluated. We will then review any findings with you and answer any questions you might have. If a dental problem is diagnosed, your treatment options will be thoroughly explained.

After a Routine Dental Exam

At the end of your dental exam, a member of our MINT dentistry team can help you schedule any follow-up appointments (if dental fillings or other treatment is needed). We will also discuss recommendations on maintaining good oral care at home, which generally includes flossing and brushing at least twice a day. You will also be encouraged to attend twice-yearly cleaning and exam visits at our Brentwood, MD practice. Typically, patients only need an oral exam twice a year, but we may recommend exams more often for those with complex oral health conditions.

The MINT Commitment

Dental exams are an important part of maintaining good oral health and are, therefore, typically covered under most dental insurance policies. We can contact your dental insurance company to review your policy and inform you of any out-of-pocket costs in the event your exam isn't covered. If you do not carry insurance, ask us about the MINT Discount Plan, which features cost savings on an array of dental treatments at MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD. As an added incentive to attend your annual exam, MINT dentistry offers complimentary 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 a brighter, healthier smile.

Optimal Oral Health

Taking a proactive approach to oral health can help you preserve the condition of your teeth, gums, and jaw for years to come. Our dentists recommend scheduling routine dental exams to optimize your health and reduce the risk of future oral problems. At MINT dentistry, we strive to make biannual exams a positive experience for you and every member of your family. From advanced dental equipment to a relaxing office atmosphere, we make it easy to get the care you need for a happy, healthy smile. Get in touch with our Brentwood, MD practice today to schedule your next dental exam visit.

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