Special Needs Dentistry

Silver Spring, Maryland

Special Needs Dentistry

At My Kids Dental Center, we're committed to providing our valued patients with outstanding dental care. We're especially proud to offer special needs dentistry services to ensure our valued patients enjoy long-term healthy smiles. We're always happy to make any accommodations needed to ensure your child receives the best possible care!

​​How We Help You and Your Child Feel Right at Home

My Kids Dental Center is more than a pediatric dentistry practice. It is a safe and happy place that we hope you and your child will come to love. We've considered every detail and worked hard to create an exciting and enjoyable space for your little one. From our seamless transitions to our beautiful office and cutting-edge, compassionate care, expect a one-of-its-kind experience!

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What Are Considered Special Needs?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) categorizes special health care needs as any physical, mental, developmental, behavioral, sensory, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition requiring health care intervention, medical management, or use of specialized services or programs. A well-rounded oral health routine plan put together by a specialized, well-trained pediatric dentist is vital for your child's dental and overall health.

What Are the Dental Health Challenges of Children With Special Needs?

Children with special needs often require specialized dental care. They are usually at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and oral trauma. That's because some medical conditions, medications, or dietary restrictions can impact their oral health. Moreover, challenges with motor coordination may interfere with effective tooth brushing and flossing.

The best way to promote your child's oral health is through personalized dental care. We encourage you to maintain your child's routine dental exams and cleanings as recommended by Dr. Cargill to allow us to identify any problems early on when they're easiest to address. Moreover, our team will recommend any preventive or restorative dental treatments needed to maintain your child's healthy smile

Why Choose My Kids Dental Center for Your Child's Dental Care?

Pediatric dentists are professionals with extensive specialized training beyond dental school. Their education includes a focus on treating patients with special needs, including behavior guidance techniques to encourage positive interaction. At My Kids Dental Center, we strive to ensure our valued patients are happy and at ease in our care. Our warm and friendly team is well-trained and familiar with the best practices to ensure the safety and comfort of your child. 

We're always happy to provide accommodations to meet your child's unique needs. Please let us know ahead of time whatever your child requires to allow us to prepare for a seamless dental visit. For example, if lighting is a sensory concern, we want to be aware to prepare our space before meeting your child. Our goal is to provide the best possible care in a happy and caring environment.

Sedation Dentistry Options

We offer sedation dentistry options to our valued young patients with special needs to help them relax in the dental chair. Sedation dentistry helps prevent spontaneous movements, guides cooperative behavior, and helps provide safe and stress-free dental care.

Special Needs Dentistry Near Me

Contact My Kids Dental Center to learn more about our gentle and compassionate special needs dentistry services. Dr. Cargill and her dental team look forward to providing your child with outstanding care and service. We invite you to contact our Silver Spring office to schedule your child's dental appointment or request one online today!