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What are some dental issues of special-needs children?

Some special children tend to have more tooth decay and gum disease. They may require medication or have a special diet that leads to tooth decay. If dental care is started early and followed regularly, many dental problems can be lessened or avoided.

Some children need more support to feel comfortable. A pediatric dentist can work with you to select a technique based on the specific healthcare needs of your child. Pediatric dentists have two more years of advanced training that focuses on children with special needs.

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