Overcoming Challenges to Create More Smiles

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If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you know that looking after their oral health can be a little more complicated compared to their peers. Children with special needs tend to have higher levels of dental anxiety, and developmental issues can create a higher risk of cavities and gum disease as well. At Bloom Pediatric Dentistry, our pediatric special needs dentists in Murphy are ready to partner with you and your child to create a comfortable environment that allows us to deliver the gentle and friendly care they deserve year after year.

Why Choose Bloom Pediatric Dentistry for Special Needs Dentistry?

  • Led by Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Able to Accommodate All Types of Special Needs
  • Kind, Caring, & Skilled Dental Team

How Do We Help Our Patients with Special Needs Feel Comfortable?

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Be sure to give our team a call before scheduling your child’s appointment so we can do everything we can to ensure they feel comfortable. We can adjust the layout of our office for those with mobility issues and alter the lighting and scent as well. It’s also possible to make sure that no other patients are here when you arrive. On top of this, we can also offer sedation when needed to help your child stay calm during any procedure.

Dental Tips for Patients with Special Needs

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First and foremost, our team will work with you and your child to establish a consistent and realistic oral hygiene routine at home. We’ll also find a schedule for dental appointments that suits their unique situation and consult with their other healthcare providers as needed. 

Working within a child’s dietary restrictions and preferences, it’s best to have their meals mostly consist of lean proteins and fruits/vegetables with a smaller portion of carbohydrates (like mashed potatoes and rice), as this makeup will protect them from excess sugar consumption. A bonus is that this kind of eating will make them feel satisfied and full, meaning you won’t have to rely on (often sugary) snacks between meals.