Find Dentists Who Work with Special Needs Children

If your child has special needs, it’s important to find a dentist who is experienced in working with children with special needs.

Nearly 20% of children have special needs in the United States, and it’s important for parents to understand the risks that may come without proper dental care, including tooth decay, cavities, or a more serious oral condition.

How Do I Find Dental Care for My Child?

For many kids with special developmental and physical needs, it can be difficult to teach proper oral hygiene alone. That’s why many families seek general dentists, like the ones at Kool Smiles who are able to meet your children’s needs.

It is common for kids with special needs to be predisposed to a variety of oral conditions that require proper dental care. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Delayed, accelerated, or inconsistent tooth eruption
  • Developmental defects, including pits, lines, or discoloration in teeth
  • Bruxism, or the habitual grinding of teeth
  • Early, severe periodontal (gum) disease
  • Tooth decay

Why Kool Smiles?

With over 120 locations across the country, there is sure to be a Kool Smiles near you.

At all of our offices, we have fun waiting rooms and a team of friendly dentists and staff that is ready to make your child feel at home.

Our offices are specifically designed with kids in mind, with brightly colored waiting rooms filled with games and activities at each of our locations. Most of our offices even have a full playground set that younger kids can play on.

Each of our locations have general dentists who are experienced in working with children, including kids with special needs.

They use basic behavioral guidance techniques, such as “tell, show, do” to effectively communicate with all kids to make sure they’re getting the most out of their visit.

Call Kool Smiles Today

Come to your nearest Kool Smiles location to see what we can offer every kid who walks into our office. Call us today to learn more about our dentists and what we can do for your child.

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Sources:

Kids Data: http://www.kidsdata.org/topic/78/special-needs/table#fmt=331&loc=1,2&tf=77&ch=172,173

NIH: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/OralHealthInformation/ChildrensOralHealth/OralConditionsChildrenSpecialNeeds.htm