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Oral Health and Down Syndrome

Oral Health and down syndrome cover photoPeople with Down syndrome have no unique oral health problems, but the problems, if they do occur, tend to be more severe and can affect general health. Daily oral care at home and early dental visits can prevent or reduce the severity of these problems and allow people with Down Syndrome to enjoy the benefits of a healthy mouth.

This Brochure was produced by the HSE, Down Syndrome Ireland and the Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health.

http://downsyndrome.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Dental-Brochure-1.pdf

 

 

 

A Caregivers Guide to Dental Care

Helping someone with their dental care can be challenging. But a healthy mouth helps people eat well, avoid pain and tooth loss, and feel good about themselves.This guide produced by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will show you how to help someone with brushing and flossing.

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/DevelopmentalDisabilities/DentalCareEveryDay.htm

 

Accessing A Special Care Dentist

The Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health have provided information on accessing dental treatments for those with special needs.

http://isdh.ie/patient-information/