Special Needs Dental Care
Children with special needs often have a greater incidence of tooth decay, gum disease and oral trauma.
It is especially important to pay close attention to the oral health of a special needs child for several reasons:
- Physical limitations and lack of proper motor function may make brushing and flossing difficult.
- Some medications and special dietary requirements may be detrimental to dental health.
- Some children require frequent medical treatments and doctors’ appointments, meaning that parents have less time to oversee the child’s oral hygiene habits.
At Hurst Pediatric Dentistry, we will work with you to design a program to address your child’s specific needs. At your child’s first visit, we will schedule enough time to ensure a thorough review of your child’s medical history and discuss the best preventative dental care and treatment for your child. Starting dental care early and being diligent with daily oral hygiene can minimize the financial and emotional costs of poor oral health and help your child enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.