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Disability Dental Services Blog

The Lesser-Known Benefits of Sedation Dentistry for Special Needs Patients

December 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — disabilitydent @ 2:15 pm
young girl with Down syndrome smiling

Many people experience a lot of anxiety when they go to the dentist, and this is especially true for those with special needs. On top of the fear of physical pain and being in an unfamiliar environment, many of these patients aren’t able to understand what’s going on, which can make life much more difficult for everyone. Thankfully, sedation dentistry offers a safe, proven way to reduce dental nerves, and it also has several other benefits that can make it much easier for a special needs patient to receive the care they deserve while enjoying a stress-free experience.

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How Depression & Anxiety Can Impact Oral Health  

November 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — disabilitydent @ 2:47 pm
two young women with special needs smiling

Two of the most common mental health issues that affect both neurotypical and neurodivergent people are depression and anxiety. While it is generally understood that these conditions can lead to poor overall health outcomes, what isn’t talked about as much is how they can directly impact someone’s dental health. Whether you’re struggling with these conditions yourself or are taking care of someone who is, there is hope for a better future and brighter smiles—just keep reading to get the advice you need.

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