Autism and the Fear of Dentists

A problem most parents have with asd kids is dental hygiene. Because of the kids’ sensory issues, getting them to open their mouth and brush their teeth is like going to war on a nightly basis.

Please don’t delay going to the dentist. Make it a habit to get a cleaning done every six months even if you dread the idea of going there with your child.

Role play going to the dentist so the child has an idea of what to expect. Scout around for a good dentist who is patient with kids.

For kids, cavities are a problem because of sweets and milk intake. Blackened teeth are terrible and cause pain. Putting off the inevitable only makes things worse.

The last thing you want is for your child to be sedated for a tooth extraction.

So please make time for your dentist and do keep your kids’ teeth healthy.

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