Special Needs Pediatric Dentistry Services in Northern Colorado

At Big Grins Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the unique challenges that children with special needs face when it comes to dental care. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing specialized dental services tailored to the individual needs of each child.
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How We Approach Special Needs Pediatric Dental Care

From autism spectrum disorder to cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and beyond, we have experience working with a variety of special needs. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive dental care while accommodating the specific needs of each child. We are skilled and experienced in providing care to children with:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Cancer
  • Heart conditions
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Why Choose Big Grins for Special Needs Dental Care?

  • Experienced and Compassionate Kid Experts: Our team has extensive experience working with children with various special needs, ensuring that each child receives personalized and understanding care
  • Dedicated Appointment Time: We prioritize creating a supportive environment by setting aside dedicated appointment times each day to accommodate the unique needs of our special needs patients
  • Gentle and Patient Approach: We understand that children with special needs may require extra time and patience during their dental visits. Our gentle approach aims to make the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible

Big Grins Education Corner (FAQs):

Why Do Children with Special Needs Often Need Additional Dental Care?

Children with special needs or certain disabilities are more likely to suffer from decay than other children. Several factors make this statement true. For example, children with developmental disabilities may not follow good daily oral hygiene habits. Likewise, a child with a certain medical condition may take a medicine that is hard on their teeth because it makes their mouth dry. For these reasons, your child with special needs may need a few more visits to the dentist than usual.

What Are Some Common Oral Health Concerns for Children with Special Needs?

Unfortunately, because children with special needs often have pressing health issues and other things to be addressed, taking care of oral health can be one of the last things on the list. Yet, oral health care is so important for the overall health of the child. Children with special needs may also have specific oral health conditions to be concerned about, such as:

  • Bruxism (grinding the teeth)
  • Malformed teeth
  • Congenitally missing teeth
  • Tooth crowding or misalignment
  • Delayed tooth eruption
  • Gum disease

Why Do We Set Aside a Time-Block of Extra Time for Our Special Needs Dental Services?

Creating a set-aside block in our schedule every day allows our team to address care and patient concerns at a slower pace. These children may need a few extra steps in the treatment process, as well as a little more time and patience to work through treatments. However, this also ensures parents get discreet care for their child and get the opportunity to ask questions or get advice about oral health.