Regular dental exams for children are a critical part of preventive health care, with the most common interval being every six months. However, the dentist might recommend fewer or more-frequent visits depending on your child's risk factors for oral health problems. During a dental exam, the dentist evaluate your child's risk of tooth decay checks tooth development, alignment and eruption. A dental exam for children might also include dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures. At the end the dentist might polish your child's teeth to get them used to some of our dental instruments.