General Dentistry

Caring for Your Oral Health

Mint Dental Works’ services focus on caring for your overall oral hygiene, and maintaining the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. This includes diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of a number of dental conditions, diseases, and disorders that can affect not only the teeth and gums, but the jaw and face as well.

Regular preventative care is the key to a healthy mouth, so we recommend scheduling cleaning/exams at least twice a year. This will give our team the opportunity to catch minor oral health issues before they turn into major dental health issues.

Reach out to our SE Portland Dentist today to schedule your regular dental checkup!

Junior Mint – Pediatric Dental

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.

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Fillings

Fillings are performed to remove decay and replace the affected tooth structure. It is called a filling because new material fills the hole after removing the decay. The filling material used in our office is a resin composite material that will match the natural color of your tooth. Caught early enough through regular dental examinations and x-rays, cavities can be treated easily and painlessly.

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Sealants

A sealant is a thin resin coating painted on the tooth surface to fill in the narrow grooves and pits of a tooth that are difficult to clean. In some cases these uneven areas in a tooth are small enough that the bristle of a toothbrush cannot adequately reach and clean the trapped plaque.

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Dental Bridges

Bridges literally bridge the gap created when teeth are lost. Typically a bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth (pontics) which are held in place by two dental crowns (abutments). A bridge is a created by reshaping existing teeth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth to prepare them for crowns.

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Single Visit Crown

Mint utilizes CEREC® 3-D technology to provide metal-free, custom ceramic crowns, veneers and other dental restorations in just one visit!
A dental crown renews the shape, comfort, and function of a tooth damaged by deep decay, severe wear, or a fracture. In many dental offices, crowns require multiple of appointments over the period of several weeks. Older methods require that an impression is taken and sent to a lab where your crown is fabricated.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings can help to identify cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure. Our team isn’t just concerned with the care of our patients’ teeth, but their overall health as well. Approximately 42,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral and throat cancers annually. When cancer is detected and treated early, the long-term outcome is significantly improved.

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Digital X-Rays

X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are both diagnostic and preventive, allowing us to diagnose hidden oral care issues. By utilizing newer digital X-ray technology, Mint Dental Works reduces our patient’s exposure to radiation up to 85% less than film-based radiography. In other words, this is less exposure than a few hours of sunshine.

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Exams and Cleaning

Regular, professional dental cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist at least two times per year to ensure optimal oral health. Semiannual appointments will help you learn more about how to thoroughly care for your teeth and gums and help detect early stages of periodontal disease.

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Very friendly staff, immaculately clean office, state of the art…

Very friendly staff, immaculately clean office, state of the art equipment, eco-friendly environment, able to handle mercury removal, easy to schedule, never a long wait time, and... Netflix to keep you entertained while they do their thing – because you can never watch the same Star Trek movies over and over quite enough. The Dentists, Dental Assistant Anna and Hygienist Kellie are awesome people and dental artisans who make every visit a pleasure. I highly recommend them! Dave M. 02/14/17 (Published on RateABiz)

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Mint is a luxury professional dental experience

Mint is a luxury professional dental experience. Who else offers you a warm neck pillow? Paired with the latest hi-tech equipment, pro cleanings, and check ups plus friendly dental techs - highly recommend! A. Kapuanani Antonio

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I am VERY THANKFUL and BLESSED

I am VERY THANKFUL and BLESSED to have had the opportunity to get much needed dental work done here @mintdentalworks in Portland. The entire staff is AMAZING. I have never been to a dental office where from start to finish, I have felt welcomed and at peace through the entire process. The front office staff are welcoming and very friendly. The dental assistants, hygienists, and Doctors are the best I have ever had the pleasure of being treated by. THANK YOU VERY-VERY MUCH for taking care of me and making this trip to Portland and my vacation, one of the best experiences I have ever had. J. Stava

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My favorite dentist I’ve ever been to!

I've never liked a dentist practice enough to say much about it before. That was until I started coming to Mint Dental. I really can't express how great they are. The staff is awesome, the place is clean and nice and did I mention they have vibrating chairs and warm neck pillows? They make going to the dentist not so bad. I highly recommend! Summer C.5/23/2017 (Published on RateABiz)

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Clean Teeth!

It feels so good to leave the dentist with clean teeth. Also, they have nice gear (computerized x-ray cameras are great), hygienists seem experienced, and are generally skilled, fast, gentle, and focused. My daughter (age 6) actually gets excited when she has an appointment coming up – I don't know if it's the TV, the sweet attention she gets from the staff, or the trinkets they let her pick out at the end. Who am I kidding, it's probably all of the above. The team is really friendly, and they seem to have a solid, effective workflow going. I generally leave Mint feeling like I got really focused attention. The doctors seem really experienced, and genuinely happy to help. I'm happy to learn they are onboarding a woman dentist now, too. Thanks, Mint, and keep up the good work! Gabe B, 7/3/2017 (Published on RateABiz)

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One could say the whole experience was a gas.

In my most recent visit to Mint, I came in to have three wisdom teeth extracted. After a highly traumatic experience with an extraction a few years ago at a clinic I'll not name here, I was a little concerned about feeling the procedure despite local anesthetics. I've been coming to MDW ever since and can fully put my trust in having a comfortable and humane experience. They gladly put me on gas, and I got to watch a Louis c.k. Stand up special on Netflix, which killed most of the time it took to extract all three teeth. I was laughing so hard and maniacally throughout the experience, I even brought my dental assistant to tears along with me. One could say the whole experience was a gas. Anonymous

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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 commitments to the well-being of our patients, staff, and environment. Mint Dental Works was the first LEED™-certified dental practice in the country.