A deep cleaning is required to treat a gum disease also known as Periodontitis. Left untreated is how you can lose all your teeth and you end up in dentures. Getting regular cleaning is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health. Periodontitis is when plaque (or tarter) around teeth have inflamed the gums (gingivitis) and bone loss has occurred. Periodontitis is a form of gum disease that can destroy the bones, gums and tissue that support the teeth. MINT dentistry is very aggressive in the treatment of periodontal gum disease because once bone is lost, it’s gone forever. The deep cleaning treatment process, known as “Scaling and Root Planning”, removes bacteria, calculus (tartar), and debris that has collected under the gum line that fosters bacteria growth. Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease and only three out of one hundred will ever get treated before it’s too late.
Why use MINT?
Periodontal cleanings (or Scaling & Root Planning) require the kind of skilled and compassionate hygienist you will find at MINT. We have the technology and know-how to remove tartar above and below the gum line. In many cases, we will employ a strong topical agent (or local anesthetic) to help make the cleaning more comfortable for the patient- along with massage chairs to relax you, Beat Headphones playing your favorite music, , and sunglasses to prevent splash-you get to keep.
MINT dentistry is a mercury free zone. MINT dentistry knows that the mercury in mercury fillings are poisonous, that they can leak causing discoloring on adjacent teeth and that they can actually weaken the tooth structure. Instead we use composite resin fillings for fillings, and crowns. Not only are they safer, they match the existing tooth structure. Often patients will ask us to replace all their silver fillings. Really this is our bread and butter, and we use only the most expensive restorative resins with the least amount of shrinkage and best clinical trials. We do recommend that all patients come back for a bite adjustment after getting fillings to insure the bite is perfect. Bite complications are almost unavoidable (being numb), so we recommend everyone stopping by after getting a filling.
Why use MINT?
- Our skilled dentists, using the highest quality materials and newest equipment can have you in and out of the chair quickly.
- Your filling will be chemically (and many times mechanically) bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth.
- Our fillings are durable, tissue compatible, and kind to the opposing teeth.
- Our technique allows us to preserve the greatest amount of natural tooth structure. And lower the complication rate.
- Color and shading can be matched to the existing tooth.
- The biggest reason to use MINT, is our unique technique of prepping teeth, etching, and bonding teeth (our secret sauce), used in combination with our high grade composites give us a complication rate significantly lower than industry standards taught in dental schools.
MINT customers expect to have the most natural looking teeth in the world. And we’re ok with that because we use porcelain crowns and zirconia based bridges. MINT Crowns and bridges are extremely reliable for repairing the most severe dental problems including broken or lost teeth. We place crowns on teeth when cavities are so big they literally cover the majority of the tooth structure. Also when fillings have failed and recurrent dacay is so big a filling is too risky (cause the tooth will hurt or facture), or if the tooth is cracked, and over root canals to prevent breakage because root canaled teeth get very brittle. We almost never use metals under crowns or bridges, only in very rare circumstances with the patients consent would that ever be indicated at MINT. Most people don’t realize, metal underneath the porcelain is what causes the grey gum line most often seen in patients from other practices. We strive to be metal free for multiple reasons, beyond cosmetic concerns, people can have allergic responses to metal as well. Porcelain is proven to integrate with gum tissue way better. We were one of the first practices to implement E-Max Porcelain Crowns (many years ago) which were the industry changing, which many dentists today are still learning about- and switching to, but it helps every dental practice move away from metal with stronger porcelain than dental industry previously had.
A bridge is used when there is a gap in the smile, whether it’s one missing tooth or several. A MINT bridge is made up crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — and a (Pontic) attached porcelain tooth in between. They are highly recommended with teeth in the smile line. Implants are a common mistake patients and doctors routinely diagnose for missing teeth in the smile line. In addition to having less risk and being less expensive than implants, bridges more consistently beautiful for missing front teeth and recommended at MINT (in most cases). They are a great choice for any missing teeth in general, both posterior and anterior. They have a long history of success. And a MINT bridge should never be noticed by the patient or friend.
Why use MINT?
It takes a skilled dentist to remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown. Then on a subsequent visit, to fit, adjust and cement the final crown or crowns in place. Our advanced techniques and premier materials insure your crown will fit right and can last for decades (if you keep coming back).
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
For all the talk about root canals, here are the facts. They can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. And they’re not near as painful as urban legend has it. In fact, a root canal at MINT where we combine sedation therapy with nitrous oxide and massage chairs will make you wonder what all the talk was about.
Why would you need a Root Canal?
At the center of your tooth is the pulp chamber. Infection or inflammation of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or other dental procedures. You’ll know something is wrong either because you can see a visible injury or swelling of the gums near the tooth, or you’ll experience moderate to severe pain. If the tooth pain lasts for more then 10 seconds or wakes you up at night, or pain happens spontaneously you will most likely need a root canal.
Why use MINT?
The doctors at MINT use a non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. We can relax you with nitrous oxide or relaxation therapy. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine. It is worth noting, whether MINT does your root canal, a specialist, or another office, root canaled teeth no longer are living, and they are in your body. You now have a tooth which normally had a blood supply, no longer getting blood- and the body can sometimes reject the perfectly done root canal years later. At MINT, our goal is to prevent root canals, we will do everything we can to avoid it for you, because we know, the entire point of going to the dentist to prevent root canals. But evening know the risks, root canals are still highly recommended over just pulling the teeth, and substantially less expensive than an implant, and for that reason we highly recommend them to patients who indicate the need for one.
MINT recommends dental implants to replace missing posterior teeth whenever possible and under dentures when applicable. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts which are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium posts, which act as tooth root substitutes and create a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts or attachments are then connected to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts or attachments provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. There is a good chance we might have to refer you to another one of our offices to get the implant as not all of dentists are certified to place them, but those that are will make sure it’s worth the drive.
Why use MINT?
MINT dentists undergo special training to perform all aspects of dental implant surgery. We know what the best candidates for successful dental implants look like. We have the special know-how to prepare and place the implants in the mouth. We carefully monitor your progress until the implants have bonded to the jawbone insuring you of greater success. Only then do we begin to install your new teeth. Finally, MINT implants are so life-like, they look, feel and act like natural teeth.
BRIDGES AND DENTURES
Missing teeth can impact your life, in the way you chew, the way you speak, even the way you look. Dentures replace natural teeth and provide support for the cheeks and lips. Full Dentures and Partial Dentures – or bridges – are a common and inexpensive way to replace natural teeth. MINT dentistry creates customized dentures and partials that are comfortable, affordable, and make it possible for people to feel good about their smile again. Implants are highly recommended under dentures for comfort and strength.
When to use full Dentures.
Full dentures are used when most of the teeth are damaged beyond repair. Bridges are the ideal solution to replace a section of missing teeth, restore full chewing ability and to support your lips and cheeks.
Why use MINT?
Poorly fitted dentures can be an expensive, painful experience. Our special training in new denture technology puts incredibly comfortable dentures within everyone’s reach. This is an area where you need to consult with a true expert about different options and then be fitted properly. We excel in this treatment.
MINT has been named Best Family Dentist two years in a row and one reason is that is the way we treat kids 4-years old and older. When they roll into the door, we’ll give them an iPad already loaded with great kids games to keep them busy. Then a talented dentist will make sure their teeth have no cavities and everything is growing in correctly. We suggest you bring young 18-months olds in so a MINT doctor can make sure there are no problems with an overbite or something structural. We’ll teach you the best way to care for your kid’s teeth so they can enjoy the benefits of healthy oral care all their lives.
Anthony loved his Mint teeth cleaning and free whitening.
Mint dentistry for my first visit everyone there all smiles and we’re very friendly and I will be coming back thank you
Kim rated her Mint fillings experience 5 Stars.
I’ve been a customer of Mint Dentistry – Plano for over a year now and I’ve always had a great experience. From the moment you walk through the door they are very professional and nice. They do a great job on my cleanings and my fillings. It’s Dentistry like I’ve never experienced before.
Audrey says Mint took away her pain.
My visit today at Mint was awesome… Everyone in the office is very nice and friendly. Ashley is very sweet, I really like Briana. But most importantly on my 1st visit I was in alot of pain and my attitude was not the best, but Shadaria was so very patient and remained so very sweet and friendly!!!. The entire office is nice!!! and CLEAN!!! I would highly recommend anyone to this place!
Elizabeth loved our team dentistry approach.
MINT Dentistry was amazing! They were friendly, professional, and competent. They work as a team and get the job done in a comfortable environment. Go see them!! They will make you smile.
Brooke said Mint’s insurance department made her treatment affordable.
I had major dental work that I have put off for YEARS. …I MEAN YEARS!!!!!! Finally decided to give one last dentist a shot, Mint, and I’m extremely glad I did! I expected to walk in, be checked out, walk out with a sheet showing all the work I will need with prices and then wonder how I can make it work and which procedure I need, and can afford, first.
Heather, the insurance coordinator, was super nice and helpful. …I ended up getting a deep cleaning and 3 extractions today!! They work with you because they know dental can be pricey but maintaining is crucial!
The assistance and doctors are all amazing. They helped me along the way, reassured me about everything and completely helped with my anxiety!
I will definitely be referring people here! Thank you MINT!
Dezeray rated her teeth checkup and cleaning 5 Stars
I totally enjoyed my experience at Mint.. The professionalism is wonderful. Everything was explained in detailed before performed and during the process/procedure as well. Natasha made the cleaning experience very smooth.
Frank loves the atmosphere, friendly staff and professionalism at Mint.
Everybody here was very nice very respectful very friendly they did not mind joking around with you they made you feel very comfortable and the workers here really know their job so get here and get your own experience you will not be disappointed
Kristin Holloway rated Mint 5 Stars. And loved the Netflix.
The staff here are so nice. They kept me informed on everything. I was able to watch nexflix and almost feel asleep in my massage chair! I’m coming back.
Holly rates the Mint Plano’s dentists, hygienists, and assistants 5 Stars.
I haven’t been in to see a dentist since 2011, mostly because I never really had a good experience. Mint Dentistry is pretty awesome. The staff is so nice and friendly. They do everything that they can to make you feel comfortable and welcome. The dental assistants, Hygienists, and Dentists are also very knowledgeable and professional. They have great “bedside manner” and actually take the time to explain the procedures and treatments in detail.
Bottom line – I would recommend Mint Dentistry to a friend.
Ashley said Mint was the BEST.
This was the best dentist experience I’ve had! I got to sit in a massage chair and watch Netflix while they cleaned my teeth. Tiera was so wonderful and kind! I will definitely be back!
Courtney said Mint Dentistry Plano was the best dental office she’s ever been to.
Mint dentistry is literally everything!!!!!..the best dental office I’ve ever been to… oh my hygienist Briana was AMAZING & made me feel so comfortable!!!..I like I have a new set of pearly whites thanks to mint denistry!!!
Alyssa’s sensitive teeth were in no pain at Mint Dentistry Plano.
From the minute I walked in the door, the Mint Dentistry team was extremely friendly and professional. Every person was so personable, informative, and accommodated my concerns regarding sensitive teeth and pain I was experiencing prior to my visit. I was offered bottled water multiple times while I sat in the massage chair and also had the option to listen to Pandora or watch Netflix. I could not have asked for better people than Erica and Jennifer to help make this appointment comfortable! I highly recommend Mint Dentistry to everyone!
Gregory received at 5 Star teeth cleaning at Mint Dentistry Plano.
Excellent experience at Mint Dentistry in Plano, TX today. I just moved to the area and they made me feel welcomed and treated me great! Natasha and Erica treated me great from my X-rays to my cleaning! I will definitely come back to Mint Dentistry again! I highly recommend you at, as well!
Tekelia says Mint Dentistry Plano is “BEST EVER.”
I have been to plenty of dental offices in the past but Mint Dentistry on Coit in Plano is the BEST EVER…Everyone is friendly from the gentleman at first check-in to the young lady at check-out..Thank you Briana my Hygienist for the clean teeth and dental info. Also thank you Heather for checking me out and walking me through leaving this review.. See you guys in 6 months..
LaTonya said Mint Dentistry Plano was best for sensitive teeth.
I have to say from the day I called to set my appointment up for a routine cleaning all the way to the day of my appointment the customer service was 5 star. The Mint Denistry office appearance wise is very neat and clean, nicely decorated. The individual who checked me in very courteous and personable. The whole staff made me feel good about my decision to become a customer. I informed the dental hygienist I have very sensitive teeth and he was very gentle and gave me some very helpful tips. I will be returning along with my family. Best dental service I’ve ever had😊