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Comprehensive Dental Exams

Comprehensive exams are the cornerstone of any good preventative care plan.

Routine Care That Doesn’t Feel So Routine

Comprehensive dental exams are a super important part of your child’s oral care. Our Greenville, SC pediatric dentist and team use tried-and-true behavioral techniques to put kids at ease. Once your child is comfortable, we’ll ensure their teeth and gums are healthy and their development is on track. We strive to make check-ups interactive and fun, so keeping up with routine dental care doesn’t feel like just another thing to cross off your to-do list. We want your child to like visiting the dentist, because it will set the stage for a lifetime of amazing oral health. Schedule your child’s dental exam in Greenville online or by calling us at (864) 232-3333.

Benefits of
Comprehensive Exams

Promotes Healthy Teeth and Gums

During exams, we look for cavities, gum disease and other concerns. We also monitor the development of kids’ teeth and jaws.

Allows for Early Detection

Regular exams let us catch problems in their earliest stages when they’re easier, less invasive and less expensive to fix.


We teach kids and parents how to create an outstanding homecare routine. We take the time to answer questions and provide personalized guidance.

What Happens at My Child’s Dental Exam?

Depending on your child’s age and needs, we may start things off by taking low-dose, digital x-rays. Dental x-rays let us see in between and inside of the teeth and underneath the gum tissue and bone for a complete view of your child’s oral health. We’ll then get you and your child settled into an exam room. Older kids can hop right up in the chair, while we’ll usually have infants and young toddlers sit on mom or dad’s lap.

Dr. Chay or Dr. Hendrix will introduce themselves and show your child the instruments they’ll be using. They’ll also explain exactly what they’re going to do before they do it. This reduces anxiety and lets kids feel like an active participant in the process.

The dentist will count your child’s teeth and examine their mouth. They’ll chat with you and your child about things like brushing and flossing, diet, fluoride intake and any findings. They’ll also answer your questions and offer guidance. When the exam is finished, a friendly hygienist will perform a cleaning and your kiddo will claim their prize.

Comprehensive Exams

Age 1

Children should have their first dental exam six months after their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday.


It’s recommended that most kids and teens have a dental exam twice a year.

1 in 4

An estimated one in four children between ages 2 and 5 have tooth decay.