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Oral Health for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

Good oral health is an important factor in general health and quality of life. Evidence shows that people with learning disabilities have poorer oral health and more problems in accessing dental services than people in the general population. People with learning disabilities may need additional help with their oral care and support to get dental treatment because of cognitive, physical and behavioural factors.

Regular dental check-ups are important. Domiciliary care is available for people unable to leave their home.

Visit Devon Doctors to help find a local NHS dentist.

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