Autism Corner: Avoiding Meltdowns at the Dentist: Tips for Parents of Kids on the Spectrum
[Source: My ASD Child]
“My son would rather have a mouth full of cavities – and the pain that goes with it – than go to the dentist. Are there ways to help a child with high functioning autism to become less fearful of dental work?”
Young people with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger’s (AS) have the same rate of dental problems as the general population. As hard as it is for most kids to go to the dentist, it’s even harder to have a positive dental experience for kids on the autism spectrum. Even so, there are some things you can do to improve the dental experience for your child.
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