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Dental Care for a Special Child

Q: Are special needs required for special children?

Most special children have special dental needs because they are very susceptible to tooth decay, disease or trauma. There are some that have physical difficulty with dental habits. But, if the children start dental care early in their lives, they can enjoy a healthy smile.

Q: For a special child, is there a way I can avoid dental problems?

When your child is one-year old, they should make their first dental visit. The pediatric dentist would check your child’s teeth and gums, and advise how to go forward with preventative care.

Q: Do special children have requirements?

Yes, they are educated specialists for children and adults with special needs. They also have two or more years of training beyond dental school, and their offices are physically equipped for special patients to have easy access.



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