CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
When caring for children with special needs, our overall approach to dentistry doesn’t change, but the treatment plan may be slightly different to accommodate any issues you may be facing at home; e.g., brushing, flossing, dietary concerns and addressing aversions to food textures and tastes, etc. We are always empathetic to the needs of the caregiver as well as the child and show support in any way we can.
Our doctors empathy and advanced training allows them to read a child’s body language to help even when your child can’t express those feelings themselves. The team at Distinctive Dental Concepts has been trained to help every child remain as calm as possible throughout their visit.
Our office’s treatment rooms are designed to accommodate children with special needs so we can administer care in an environment that’s accessible and comfortable for your child.
By visiting Distinctive Dental Concepts, you can rest assured that your child will be in the care of someone who can understand them and give them the gentle, respectful treatment they deserve.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Pediatric dentists are specially trained to handle children’s unique oral health needs, including those with special needs. Regular dental visits can help prevent oral health issues and address specific concerns about the child’s condition.
It is recommended that children with special needs start seeing a pediatric dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. Early intervention can help establish good oral hygiene habits and prevent potential dental issues.
Pediatric dentists often have a sensory-friendly environment, specialized equipment, and staff trained to work with children with various special needs. They may also offer appointment scheduling flexibility and other accommodations to make the dental visit more comfortable.
Parents can prepare their children by familiarizing them with the dental office, using social stories or visual aids, and practicing oral care routines at home. Communicating with the dental office about any specific concerns or triggers is essential for a successful visit.