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Maintaining Optimal Oral Health for Your Child with Special Needs

At Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that every child deserves outstanding dental care. Our pediatric dentists and kid-friendly team have extensive training and experience in caring for the unique concerns of our valued young patients with special needs. We invite you to experience special needs dentistry services you and your child can trust!

What Are the Dental Concerns of Children with Special Needs?

Every child requires routine preventive dental care to keep dental disease at bay. However, children with special needs are usually at a higher risk of developing dental problems, including tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and oral trauma. That’s because certain dietary requirements, behaviors, or medications may increase the risk of developing dental health problems. Moreover, some children with special needs find it challenging to brush and floss properly. Quality, personalized dental care is necessary to maintain healthy smiles, and we at Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry are here to help!

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentistry Practice for Your Child’s Care

Pediatric dentists undergo two or more years of training beyond dental school. Their specialized education includes a focus on providing care for children with special needs, including behavior management. We at Smile Explorers make every effort to stay abreast of advances in special needs dentistry to ensure our young patients receive the best possible care and an outstanding experience at our office!

Stress-Free Special Needs Dentistry

Many children with special needs are highly anxious about dental visits and may find it hard to sit still during treatment. Our sedation dentistry options are designed to ensure your child receives safe and comfortable care. Our office and staff are fully equipped and prepared to accommodate the needs of our special young patients.

At Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to make all our young patients feel right at home. We are committed to providing gentle, patient-focused services with your child’s special needs in mind. Our caring team will do everything possible to ensure you and your child enjoy a positive, stress-free experience.

What Should You Expect During Your Visits?

We will start with a review and discussion of your child’s medical history and unique needs. After a complete evaluation of every aspect of your child’s oral health, we will determine the most effective preventive dental care and treatment protocols. We will also demonstrate the best brushing and flossing techniques. Feel free to ask any questions or share any concerns. Our team is always here for you.

How You Can Help Maintain Your Child’s Oral Health

It’s important to establish your child’s dental care routine right from the start. Start by wiping your baby’s gums with a clean wet gauze pad or a damp washcloth. Once the tiny pearly whites come in, be sure to brush at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss daily. Talk to your trusted team at Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry about choosing the best type of toothpaste for your child and how much to use. Our team will also outline the best ways to care for your child’s teeth at home, depending on the unique needs. 

Gentle Special Needs Dentistry in Glendale, AZ

Contact Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry to learn more about the outstanding special needs dentistry we proudly offer. We strive to provide our valued patients with safe and comfortable care for a lifetime of healthy smiles. We look forward to caring for your child’s dental health. Call us and schedule your appointment today!