Special Needs Dentistry
Dentistry for kids with special needs
Children with special needs often face many challenges receiving the care that they need, but Tooth Town Dentistry for Kids is here to help! We have specialist training and have experience in working with a variety of children with special needs.
We have helped patients with autism, Down’s Syndrome, and those living with cerebral palsy. We understand that special needs can be unique to the child and this is by no means an exclusive list. Our friendly dentists are here to provide the very best in care for all of our special needs kids. Call our offices today so we can discover the best way to help your child.
Overcoming barriers together
Providing self-care is often the main challenge for children with special needs. Often teaching the basics of teeth brushing can be difficult, but our team can work with parents and caregivers of special needs kids to reduce barriers and help these amazing children obtain the care that they need.
One of the most important factors in developing treatments for special needs children is understanding their complete medical history. Often their condition, medications, and any development milestones should be discussed with our dentists so that they can understand how to develop a comprehensive care plan for your child.
Certain medications can lead to tooth decay and lead to problems with the proper development of your child’s teeth.
When you make an appointment with us our dentists will engage in a comprehensive five-step process to outline the level of care that is required.
- Determine a patient’s abilities by asking them to demonstrate how they would brush their teeth – and provide specific recommendations based on the results.
- Modify toothbrush handles to facilitate ease of use.
- Provide a hands-on demonstration that shows parents and caregivers the best way to brush their children’s teeth.
- Recommend preventative fluoride treatments in addition to antimicrobials to support patient’s oral health.
- Provide other dental aides such as floss holders and unique toothbrushes
Establishing trust between doctors and patients
Building a relationship founded on trust is important for both doctors and patients. Children with special needs often must feel that they are in a safe environment before they can communicate to the dentist. Special needs children may also be susceptible to sights and sounds that can prove to be overwhelming and serve as an additional barrier.
Tooth Town Dentistry for Kids provides a safe and comfortable environment that minimizes stress so kids with special needs feel safe and receive the care that they need.