Special needs children often have special oral health needs as well. Children with developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and autism, may be on certain diets or medications that can have a negative impact on their oral health. Sometimes these disabilities can also cause physical limitations that make it difficult to brush and floss properly. The same can be true for children with conditions such as seizure disorders, vision and hearing impairments, or learning disabilities.
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