Sedation Dentistry for Special Needs Patients

At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA, we make room for dental health patients with unique needs with special needs dentistry. We know that dealing with conditions like autism spectrum disorder and ADHD can take a toll on families, and this can be especially true when your healthcare providers don’t make treatment accessible…

Dentistry and the Graying of America

The American population is getting older. There are now more older citizens, proportionately, than ever before. Social scientists believe we are on the verge something has never happened: within the next twenty years, older adults will outnumber younger people.[1] Special Needs Dentistry Interested in more Special Needs Dentistry posts from the Center for Dental Anesthesia?…

ASD and Dentistry

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have special challenges when it comes to dentistry and dental health. What to others may be an ordinary trip to the dentist’s office is filled with triggers that can make an otherwise straightforward appointment difficult. Yet people with ASD need regular cleanings and checkups to ensure good dental…

Special Needs Dentistry: Personalized Experience

The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria is one of just a handful of practices in the United States that specializes in dental care for people with disabilities. With 12.8% of the American population identified as disabled, the need for special needs dentistry is very high.[1] Special Needs Dentistry Interested in more Special Needs Dentistry…

Improving Oral Health Outcomes: Cerebral Palsy and Dentistry

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by brain damage that happens either before birth, or in the first few years of life. The condition affects muscle coordination and results in uncontrolled body movement, seizures, problems with balance, and sensory dysfunction. There may also be intellectual impairment.[1] Special Needs Dentistry Interested in more Special Needs…