Your child’s first exam will be a comprehensive exam to evaluate your child’s overall oral health. This exam involves a thorough review of their health history. At this appointment, your child will have an age-appropriate cleaning. The doctor will also diagnose any oral health issues that may require treatment.
If patients have utilized x-rays, the dentist will examine the x-rays at the beginning of each exam. Regardless of whether there are x-rays or not, the dentist will continue to examine your teeth by looking at one tooth at a time. While reviewing each tooth, the dentist will be looking for blemishes in the enamel that could indicate that decay is present.