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Junior Mint – Pediatrics

Mint Dental Works welcomes patients at every stage of life. High-quality, consistent oral care is an integral part of children growing into healthy adults. With this in mind, our team helps lay the foundation for a lifetime of good habits. We emphasize preventative and diagnostic services in an upbeat, nurturing atmosphere that helps our Junior Mint patients build positive associations with dental care.

When should kids have their first dental appointment?

Starting healthy habits early in life can make a big difference in preventing problems down the road. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first visit should be scheduled at 12 months of age and we concur.

The first pediatric dental visit

A child’s first visit to the dentist should be fun! It’s important that parents are enthusiastic and stress free. Kids can sense anxiety, so be thoughtful about not creating any fear around their experience. Keep your conversation about their visit simple and avoid words such as shot, hurt, drill or needle. Let your child know they will get to take a ride in a Mint Dental Work’s chair and are welcome to bring a favorite blanket or stuffed animal to ride with them. The doctor will also perform an exam of their mouth and teeth to make sure their smile stays beautiful. Depending on the age of the child, this appointment may also include:

  • digital X-rays if needed
  • a professional oral cleaning
  • education about nutrition, proper brushing and flossing techniques
  • treatment recommendations, if needed, will be reviewed in detail

Our goal is to keep your child smiling so we offer children’s books and coloring sheets in the reception area, kids’ programming and movies during treatment and special goodies from our prize drawer when the appointment is over.

Technology

Technology That Works For Patients

Innovative, high-tech dentistry at Mint Dental Works delivers patients more choices, convenience, and improved comfort.

Sustainability

Mint is The New Green

We designed a green dental office that reflects our commitment to the well-being of our patients, staff and the environment.