Special Smiles

Providing solutions to chronic dental problems, or providing an athlete with a mouth guard, can enhance the athlete’s performance. At a Special Smiles screening, Special Olympics athletes are provided with the following:

  • Hygiene education to help ensure they are doing an adequate job of brushing and flossing,
  • "Goody Bag" containing toothbrush, toothpaste and floss, 
  • Nutritional education to understand how their diet affects their total health,
  • List of dentists/clinics in their area who will treat patients with special needs (should they have difficulty finding a dentist),
  • Free mouth guards for athletes competing in contact or high-risk sports.

Return to Healthy Athletes Information page.