The American Academy of Pediatric
Dentistry recommends a dental check-up
at least twice a year for most children.
Some children need more frequent dental
visits because of increased risk of
tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or
poor oral hygiene. Your pediatric
dentist will let you know the best
appointment schedule for your child.
What happens in a dental check-up?
The pediatric dentist will review your
child's medical and dental history. He
or she will gently examine your child's
teeth, oral tissues, and jaws. The teeth
will be cleaned and polished, followed
by the application of a fluoride
Your pediatric dentist
won't talk just to you about dental
health, he or she will talk to your
child with easily understandable words,
pictures, and ideas. Your child will be
motivated to take responsibility for a