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Oral Health Matters for Children with Special Needs

Oral Health Matters for Children with Special Needs

This tip sheet highlights the importance of oral health care for children with special needs and points out why good oral health care may be more difficult to obtain for this population, including factors such as medications that may affect the child’s teeth or behaviors that may make visits to the dentist more challenging. It lists resources where parents can learn more about their dental plans or find separate dental plans to meet their child’s needs, as well ass resources for families who are uninsured. The information was adapted specifically for Illinois by The Arc of Illinois, Family Voices of Illinois, and Family to Family Health Information Center.