What to Look For
Examine both the hard and soft tissues, including the lips, gums, teeth, tongue, cheeks, and palate. Look for the following:
Examine closely along the gum line for plaque and dental caries at any stage of progression (eg, white spot lesions,
cavitation). A thorough examination requires lifting the upper lip and lowering the bottom lip to check along the gum line. Document your findings and refer children with abnormalities to a dental provider.