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Dental Care for Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs - and their parents - have unique concerns when it comes to their dental care. Our dentists at Smile Town Burnaby discuss how we can help your child get the care they deserve. 

The Importance of Dental Care for Special Needs Children

Parents of children with special needs may be unsure of their child's ability to tolerate dental treatment.

It can also be challenging to get them interested in and excited about caring for their teeth. Some days, getting them to brush and floss every day or visit the dentist can feel next to impossible. 

If your child has a physical, medical, cognitive, developmental or emotional condition, they may experience an increased sense of anxiety or discomfort when it comes to practicing at-home dental care or going to the dentist.

These conditions may include:

  • Autism 
  • ADD & ADHD 
  • Cerebral Palsy 
  • Craniofacial Conditions (e.g. cleft palate)
  • Developmental and Learning Disabilities 
  • Down Syndrome 
  • Hearing & Vision Impairment 
  • Seizure Disorders 

Fortunately, our dentists at SmileTown Dentistry in Burnaby are equipped to provide the dental care your child with special needs requires.  

What can your Burnaby dentists do to help?

Some children have a more difficult time coping with certain dental procedures or sustained treatment than others do. They may become anxious, feel frightened or have physical or emotional barriers that make treatment more challenging. 

That's why we take steps to help put children's and parents' minds at ease, from helping to keep you both calm and informed about what will happen during the visit to offering safe, effective sedation and anesthesia options that will help your kid get the dental care they need. 

Dental Cleanings at SmileTown Burnaby

A child's dental care needs are as unique as they are. At Smile Town Dentistry in Burnaby, we can meet those needs and provide a range of dental treatments, from professional teeth cleanings to restorative treatments, orthodontics and more. 

We are also happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about certain dental procedures, our calming measures to help special needs kids, why a specific procedure is being recommended and more.

Wondering how we can help your child with special needs get the dental care they require? Contact our dentists at SmileTown Burnaby today

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