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What does the dentist check on my child during his or her first dental visit?

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During the exam, your dentist will check all of your child's existing teeth for decay, examine your child's bite, and look for any potential problems with the gums, jaw, and oral tissues. If indicated, the dentist or hygienist will clean any teeth and assess the need for fluoride. He or she will also educate parents about oral health care basics for children and discuss dental developmental issues and answer any questions.

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on May 14, 2018

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on May 14, 2018

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