Photo Guide to a Pediatric Teledentistry Visit

Take the pictures in this guide prior to your teledentistry visit and attach them to the Virtual Visit form you complete in the next step.

Before taking any photos, please to do the following:

  • Thoroughly brush and floss your child’s teeth, if it’s possible.
  • Keep the toothbrush, you will need it for takings some of the photos.
  • Sit with your child in an area with good natural light, such as a window.
  • If you don’t have good natural light, turn on your camera’s flash.
  • Zoom to approximately 2x, as you do not need full face photos.

BeanTeam Pro Tips

If you are having difficulty it may help to have another adult help with holding cheeks back and/or out for photos (№. 2,3,4,5) or by using a flashlight if you don’t have sufficient lighting. It can also be helpful to have your child lay their head in your lap for the photo of the lower teeth (№. 4), and to lay back with head away from you, looking up for the photo of the top teeth (№. 5).

Relax. It’s all good. The photos don’t have to be perfect; the most important thing is that the photos are in focus and with proper light to see any areas of concern.

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Photo №. 1

Front View: start with the easiest picture to take. Have your child give you a big beautiful smile, but making sure to keep his/her teeth closed tight together.
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Photo №. 2

Side view (left): with teeth still together use the toothbrush (or your child can use their finger) to hold their cheek back and take a photo of the back left teeth tight together.
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Photo №. 3

Side view (right): with teeth still together use the toothbrush (or your child can use their finger) to hold their cheek back and take a photo of the back left teeth tight together.
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Photo №. 4

Lower teeth: Have your child tilt their chin down to their chest and open wide, then ask them to use one finger from each hand to hold their cheeks back and out as they did with the side view photos.
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Photo №. 5

Top teeth: Have your child tilt their head as far back as they can and open wide, then ask them to use one finger from each hand to hold their cheeks back/out as they did with the side view photos.
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Photo №. 6

Mouth view: (palate, tongue, tonsils): This should be their favorite photo to take. Have your child open wide and stick their tongue all the way out at you and say “AAAAHHHHHHHHH!
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Photo №. 7

Maxillary frenum: While closed, have your child pull and hold their top lip up and toward their nose.
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Photo №. 8

Lingual frenum: while open wide, have your child lift their tongue to the roof of their mouth.
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Photo №. 9

Additional photos: take any necessary pictures you want for other areas of concern; or just be silly, we like silly.

That’s it! You’re done with photos. Head to the next step and attach these photos to the Virtual Visit form.

The content on this page for the Photo Guide to a Pediatric Teledentistry Visit was developed and created by Bean Sprout, Inc. and Jodi Mason, DMD. If you are a dental or medical provider, or any other party, and would like to use this guide or any part of the information for your use, please email bean@beantreepediatricdentistry.com

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