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What is special needs dentistry?
Special needs dentistry provides comprehensive oral health care for children with unique physical, sensory, mental, developmental, or cognitive forms of impairment.
Specifically, special needs dentistry provides a calm, relaxing environment that reduces fear and anxiety, allowing for a more enjoyable experience.
Do children with special needs have unique dental needs?
Yes. Many children with physical, cognitive, or developmental impairments struggle to care for their teeth and gums.
Certain medical conditions can make it challenging to perform routine activities like brushing and flossing, increasing the risk of oral health problems like cavities and gum disease. At the same time, many of these children take medications that increase the risk of stains or enamel damage.
Scheduling routine special needs dental care at the Smileydoctor dental clinic is a convenient and effective way to keep your child’s smile healthy.
What types of treatment does special needs dentistry offer?
At the Smileydoctor dental clinic, the team offers a variety of special needs dentistry services, including:
A dental exam assesses the health of your child’s teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks. If your child’s provider detects anything unusual, they can order additional tests, like X-rays or an oral biopsy.
Teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your child’s teeth. It’s a quick and convenient way to significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and persistent bad breath.
Fluoride is a mineral found in many foods and most natural water sources. When applied to your child’s teeth, it strengthens the enamel, reducing the risk of cavities and decay.
If your child isn’t able to brush and floss regularly, the team might recommend sealants. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to your child’s teeth. They prevent harmful bacteria from damaging the enamel, reducing the risk of cavities.
To learn more about the benefits of special needs dentistry, make an appointment for your child at Smileydoctor dental clinic by calling the nearest office today or scheduling online.