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500 North Columbia Rver Hwy, Suite 505
St. Helens, OR, 97051
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|Kids With Special Needs
St Helens, OR
At St. Helens Pediatric Dentistry, we work with children that have a wide range of needs. Many children (including patients diagnosed with high anxiety) can benefit from a graduated introduction to cleanings for kids and dental care, particularly if it is their first experience.
The Special Needs Child
Dr. William Moore can help prepare you and your child for changes in oral structures, issues with feeding, and future development changes.
Some children lack the ability to fully open their mouths due to jaw development and may have difficulty brushing and flossing regularly, leaving them at risk for developing cavities. Children with sensory challenges may be averse to the texture or sensation of toothpaste and a toothbrush. Other children may have a limited diet higher in sugar which can affect oral development.
Finding a dental team that listens, becomes a therapeutic partner, and has resources available to families is key in establishing a life-long relationship toward the health of your child.
For children with special needs or high anxiety, Dr. William Moore provides several methods of sleep dentistry to calm their fears; call our office to learn more about sedation dentistry.