Depending on where your child falls on the Spectrum, toothbrushing may be a beloved occurrence in your house are a dreaded challenge. Autism spectrum disorder can make oral care more challenging to start and maintain. My first recommendation would be 2 find a dentist as early as possible to establish that professional relationship with your child very early. Read More
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are pretty easy to come by now. Previously considered a luxury upgrade from a boring plain manual brush but not so much anymore. Honestly, I feel like they are becoming the standard, and manual brushes will eventually be the dinosaurs of oral care. Even in a dental office, most seasoned hygienists prefer to clean a patient's teeth with a sonic scaler over using hand instruments.
Autism is a spectrum disorder. While some with autism struggle in certain areas, others with autism do not. I have had autistic patients who loved to have their teeth cleaned, and I’ve had patients that would resist and refuse to sit in the chair.
Helping your child stay cavity-free is more involved than just finding the right toothbrush. Sure, having the right toothbrush is important; but even more important is making sure you use it correctly once you do have it. You'd be surprised at how many people misuse a toothbrush. Read More
Improving your health is multi-faceted. There is no one thing that achieves this, it's a consorted effort that encompasses regular habits and self-care. Did you know that a big part of your systemic health is spearheaded by your oral health? Getting regular professional dental cleanings not only helps address the current condition of your teeth and gums but also helps produce a more conducive oral environment that supports your overall wellbeing. Read More
Children with autism face many challenges, many of them being our normal, daily activities. Let’s look at ways to make oral care special for those with autism and give suggestions to make it easier for their caregivers. Read More
Parent-performing oral care will continue into adolescence, and indirect supervision will continue indefinitely. Children who have early oral care routines established as babies learn to take care of their oral care effectively and consistently earlier than children who did not. Read More
There are many groups, associations, and charitable oral health organizations that make oral health care services available to everyone who can’t afford dental insurance or dental services. Read More
There are children with a debilitating fear of the dentist or the doctor, and it is a genuine problem. It can seem like an overwhelming task to convince kids that those in the medical profession are only there to help them, not hurt them, but it is not a hopeless cause, and there are multiple ideas and ways to try. Read More
Suppose you have sensitive teeth but want the cleaning power of an electric toothbrush without the intensity. In that case, the best electric toothbrush for sensitive teeth will most likely be a battery-powered option or a soft bristle electric toothbrush with adjustable power levels. Read More
Any parent will tell you that kids pass around germs and bring home more sickness from school than from anywhere else. What are some tips and tricks we can teach them to protect themselves from germs while they are at school? Read More