The number one defense against most dental problems is proper hygiene maintenance and preventative dental care. By attending regular six-month check-ups, your family can benefit from the professional eye of Dr. Marwa Forest and our dental hygienists who can catch any early signs of common dental issues.
In addition, your Mint dentist goes a step further and spends time educating you on the best way to care for your family’s oral hygiene and create habits that’ll last a lifetime.
Mint Dental is famed for our unique, friendly approach. We are redefining dentistry by adapting each treatment to your individual needs. Mint Dental’s preventative treatments include:
These treatments only scratch the surface of what we can do for your family’s health. We have a series of gentle, modern services specifically designed to boost the smiles of all people despite your age or background.
What’s more, Dr. Forest even spends time explaining how to brush and floss your teeth in the most efficient manner.
Brush your teeth two to three times each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush—you can even upgrade to an electric toothbrush. Be sure to use fluoride toothpaste to remove any food particles and plaque from the tooth and gum surfaces. Don’t forget about your tongue! Cleaning your tongue will remove any extra plaque-causing particles and help keep your breath fresh.
Step 1. Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.
Step 2. Brush gently in a circular motion.
Step 3. Brush all surfaces of each tooth, including the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces.
Step 4. Don’t forget about the backsides of your teeth. Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.
Decay-causing bacteria and plaque can linger between your teeth where the toothbrush bristles cannot reach. You should clean between your teeth at least once per day, as well as use mouthwash to help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under your gum line.
Step 1. Wind about 20 inches of floss around your each of your middle fingers.
Step 2. Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.
Step 3. Gently saw the floss between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.
Step 4. Slide the floss up and down. Repeat for each tooth.
At Mint Dental, we provide preventative dental care for patients in Edina, Shakopee, and the surrounding areas.
I love Mint Dental because the staff is wonderful, but not only that, it's also the atmosphere. The atmosphere is very welcoming and comfortable and gives you a great smile on your way out.
Mahum B. (Mint Dental Patient)