As you know, oral health is incredibly important not just for your teeth, but for your overall health. Autism can make healthy oral care habits difficult, which is why it’s important to begin at a young age. Austism Speaks teamed up with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to produce a dental guide to help make dental visits a little easier!
Picking out the right toothbrush is the first step. There are many colors, styles, and types available, but it’s important to find the brush that’s the right size for your child’s mouth. The sensation of brushing their teeth can be uncomfortable and overwhelming. Take it slow and ease your child into it.
The guide created by Austism Speaks has an incredible amount of information and guidance to help you with your child’s oral health habits. Take a look at it, and as always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office at 610-489-5555! We would be more than happy to help in any way we can.