Every child's dental health is important to us at Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos. Our doctors and staff are specifically trained to manage and treat children with special needs and medically compromised children. Dr. Greg Allen and Dr. Nadia Bala are both at the top of their field, teaching dentists training in pediatrics at Rady Children’s Hospital to manage children with special needs. We understand that children with special smiles require a dental practice willing to adapt to their individual needs. We strive to meet your child’s needs in a happy, comfortable, and nurturing environment. Give your child the best care possible. Contact our office today!
The Unique Dental Health Concerns of Children with Special Needs
Children with special healthcare needs are at increased risk of dental problems due to a variety of factors, including the following:
- Developmental Concerns: Motor impairment, sensory sensitivities, or cognitive challenges can interfere with proper brushing or flossing, leaving a child's oral health at risk.
- Connective Tissue Disorders: Connective tissue disorders can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems.
- Teeth Grinding and Clenching (Bruxism): Bruxism is common in children with special needs, resulting in tooth enamel wear and increasing the risk of cavities and tooth sensitivity.
- Genetic Conditions: Some genetic conditions can affect a child's oral development, causing missing or misaligned teeth or spacing concerns, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
- Medications: Some medications, such as syrups and liquid suspensions, contain sugars, while others cause dry mouth, increasing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
The Importance of Regular Dental Visits
Routine dental visits are integral components of prevention. They help us identify oral health problems early on, preventing them from progressing and requiring extensive treatments down the road. In addition, regular dental cleanings lower the risk of cavities and gum disease, safeguarding your child's oral health.
Our office regularly schedules additional time to talk about and care for our patients with special needs. We are always happy to work with you to establish good oral hygiene habits, demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques at home, and recommend ways to help your child maintain good oral care habits between dental appointments.
Remember, starting dental care early and being diligent with daily oral hygiene care can minimize the financial and emotional costs of your child's oral health and help lay the groundwork for healthy smiles for a lifetime.
The Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos Difference
At Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos, we understand that children with special needs may have anxiety, sensory sensitivities, or other challenges that interfere with getting the needed dental care. Our highly trained and experienced team is dedicated to creating a warm, happy, and supportive environment where every child feels right at home.
Our team at Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos understands what it takes to meet the unique challenges of children with special needs. We always do our best to provide accommodations to ensure your child has a positive dental experience. We are also pleased to offer sedation dentistry options, if needed, to help your child relax while receiving the highest level of care.
No matter what your child’s needs are, we are here to help. We value our young patients and are committed to providing them with the exceptional dental care they deserve.
Special Needs Dentistry Near Me in San Marcos, CA
Contact Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos to learn more about our special needs dental services. Please let us know when scheduling your appointment if your child needs any special accommodations to make the visit easier, safer, or more effective. We look forward to caring for your child's smile.
Looking for exceptional care from the best pediatric dentists in San Marcos? We invite you to call 760-798-2825 to schedule your child's appointment or complete our online appointment request form today!
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