Preventative dentistry is especially important for special needs children and adults. Unlike many of the health issues faced by patients with special needs, dental disease is preventable.

As a parent or caregiver, you may have concerns about your child’s ability to tolerate a dental visit. Please do not postpone dental care. Dr. Mann is always available to discuss any concerns you may have prior to meeting with you and your child. Dr. Mann and her team are highly experienced in caring for patients with special needs, and are happy to provide the extra care and TLC you and your child need to feel comfortable.

Some tips to help with oral care:

  • Specialized Care Co, Inc. is an excellent resource with educational videos on caring for another person’s teeth, oral care kits and adaptive surround toothbrushes.
  • If your child or adult you care for cannot be brushed with toothpaste, due to an inability to spit or gagging, brush with a fluoride rinse.
  • Talk to Dr. Mann for more suggestions, she is happy to make individualized recommendations for your child or adult’s particular needs.