How Childrens’ Mental Health Disorders Affect Their Oral Health

Special Needs Dentist in St. Louis

When it comes to maintaining good oral health for your child, you are not alone. We are here to help! Mental health affects the health of the entire body, including oral health. Children with mental health disorders are more likely to suffer from oral health conditions such as cavities and gum disease. Oral health affects …

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Updated: August 31, 2023

Dental Treatment for Patients with Asperger’s Syndrome

Dentist for Asperger's Syndrome

At The Dental Anesthesia Center, we are a haven for all our patients, especially those needing extra attention and care. It’s common for many patients to feel threatened when going to the dentist. Many people struggle to sit through a single visit. This is especially true for patients with Asperger’s Syndrome. They are generally unable …

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Updated: August 31, 2023

Helping Children with Autism Get the Best Dental Care

Dental Care for Patients with Autism

For a child with autism, sedation dentistry may be the only way he or she can have their needed dental treatments. Oral care for children with autism is not much different from that of other children. However, children with autism often have a difficult time communicating, which can make cooperation when visiting the dentist challenging. …

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Updated: February 2, 2022

Oral Care for Patients with Intellectual Disability

Dentist for Child with Mental Disabilities

With perseverance, patience, and determination, many of the challenges associated with intellectual disabilities can be overcome when it comes to oral health. Providing oral care to children or adults with intellectual disabilities requires adaptation of your everyday skills. Intellectual disability is a disorder of mental and adaptive functioning; it is not a disease or a …

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Updated: September 28, 2022

“Dr. Hoffmann and the Entire Team Are ALWAYS So Kind, Gentle, Caring and Understanding”

Boy named cooper

Each of our patients come to us with their own unique dental story. We listen. It enables us the ability to provide everything it takes for each of them to have a “wow” experience. Our reward is the gratitude expressed by our patients. Today Cooper’s mom shared his unique “story”. Meet our “gentle giant” Cooper. …

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Updated: March 6, 2019

Dental Anesthesia for Patients with Special Needs

Special Need Dentist St. Louis

Sleep dentistry provides a safe and effective way for special needs patients to receive the dental treatment they need. A special needs patient may require a special needs dentist. Patients who suffer from paralysis, stroke, Down Syndrome, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and genetic disorders may need a little extra dental care to ensure they maintain …

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Updated: December 18, 2020