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3 Non-Candy Halloween Treats for Your Little Ghoul

October 25, 2022

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Halloween is just around the corner, and it probably causes mixed feelings for parents. Of course, it’s always great to see your child dress up, have fun, and simply enjoy being a kid. On the other hand, all that candy is an easy way to bring on a tummy ache along with cavities, which people with special needs already have an increased risk for. Thankfully, the holiday doesn’t have to be all about sweets anymore. Here are three kid-approved candy alternatives you can offer your child that will allow them to celebrate while keeping their smile safe.

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5 Oral Health Tips for Children with Down Syndrome

May 3, 2022

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Young child brushing her teeth.

Oral health matters for everybody; serious dental problems don’t discriminate and can affect anyone, young or old! That said, children with Down syndrome can have several differences that sometimes require special attention. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about these differences, along with five tips to help ensure that your child’s oral health remains in tiptop shape.

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

December 20, 2021

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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

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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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