Special Needs Dentistry in Phoenix
Special Needs Dentist – ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome & More
Children with ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and other special needs sometimes have difficulties taking proper care of their teeth at home, and also when they visit the dentist because they have severe oral aversions and hypersensitivity. Their lack of social skills can also pose other challenges when these children are placed in a dental setting.
Developmental disabilities can make daily dental care difficult, which is why it is important to ensure that your child receives proper dental treatment from experienced providers specializing in special needs dentistry.It is important to find the right dentist for your child’s unique requirements; one whom both you and your child can trust.
Close attention to oral health is especially important for special children for several reasons:
- Physical limitations and lack of proper motor function can make brushing and flossing difficult.
- Some children require frequent medical treatments and doctors’ appointments, and it is understandable for parents to spend less time overseeing the child’s oral hygiene habits.
- Some medications and special dietary requirements may be detrimental to dental health.
We understand the importance of familiarizing children with special needs to the dental setting. Our service include teaching children basic dental hygiene skills.
At your 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. Home care takes just minutes a day and prevents needless dental problems. Starting dental care early and being diligent with daily oral hygiene can minimize the financial and emotional costs of oral health and help your child enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime.