Patients with Special
Your child has special needs. BREATHE!
Regardless of the severity of your child’s needs - your dental team is here to help you keep them healthy.
for your special needs child.
Talk with them about how this could lead to cavities. Together – you can work on a plan to lessen the use of sweets.
Don’t forget to brush and see a dentist!
- Even if they aren’t eating by mouth – there are still teeth in there that need some attention and care.
- Discuss with your medical doctor the use of toothpaste and mouthwashes if your child tends to swallow them.
If they chew on items that can damage their teeth or gums - try one of these sensory toys instead. Click here
- Mouth care when your child has a feeding tube. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/treatment/patient-resources/caregiver-resources/patient-family-education-sheets/feeding-tube-information/mouth-care-when-your-child-has-a-feeding-tube.html. Accessed October 23, 2020.