Children with Special Healthcare Needs


Do children with special healthcare needs have special dental needs?

Some children are very susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, or oral trauma. Others require medication or a diet that can impact dental health. Still other children have physical difficulty with effective home dental care. The good news is dental disease is preventable. We take a full medical history, gently examine your child’s teeth and gums, and then plan an individualized preventive care plan designed to meet your child´s specific needs. If dental care is started early and followed every child can enjoy a healthy smile.

Are pediatric dentists prepared to care for children with special healthcare needs?

Yes! Pediatric dentists have additional years of advanced training beyond dental school. This education as specialists focuses on care for children with special needs.

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