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What if My Child Has Special Needs?

Do special children have special dental needs?
Most do. Dr. Swati Singh and Dr. Sam Bullard have found that some special children are very susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease or oral trauma. Others require medication or diets detrimental to dental health. Still other children have physical difficulty with effective dental habits at home. The good news is, dental disease is preventable! If dental care is started early and followed conscientiously, every child can enjoy a healthy smile.

How can I prevent dental problems for my special child?
A first dental visit by the first birthday will start your child on a lifetime of good dental health. Dr. Swati Singh or Dr. Sam Bullard will take a full medical history, gently examine your child’s teeth and gums, and then plan preventive care designed for your child’s needs.

Will preventive dentistry benefit my child?
YES! Your child will benefit from the preventive approach recommended for all children-effective brushing and flossing, moderate snacking and adequate fluoride. Home care takes just minutes a day and prevents needless dental problems. Regular professional cleanings and fluoride treatments by Dr. Swati Singh or Dr. Sam Bullard are also very beneficial. Sealants can prevent tooth decay on the chewing surfaces of molars where four out of five cavities in children occur.