5 Strategies For Limiting Damage To Your Autistic Child's Teeth
3 March 2015
With autism diagnosis numbers continuing to rise each year, there are millions of parents struggling to help their children reach adulthood with a healthy set of permanent teeth. Autism spectrum disorders both cause behavior that damages the teeth and make it hard for the child to handle a trip to the dentist. Protect your child's teeth despite the challenges by trying these five helpful techniques.
Switch Stimming Methods
Stimming is repetitive behavior that stimulates at least one of the senses and helps relieve stress and anxiety.
ADHD And The Dentist: Helping Your Child Have A Successful Procedure
20 February 2015
Going to the dentist can be hard for any kid, but if your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it can be even more challenging. In order to make the trip to the family dentist go more smoothly, you can employ some strategies to help your child cope.
A dentist office is full of distractions. Kids with ADHD have trouble sitting still for long periods of time, and may become anxious or excited by loud sounds or bright lights.
Preventing Dry Mouth When Using Invisalign
9 February 2015
Using Invisalign to straighten your teeth has many benefits. The clear aligners will be less noticeable than traditional braces, and you will be able to take them out whenever you need. However, you will also need to take extra care of your mouth when using them. This is because some people experience dry mouth when using Invisalign, which can cause problems such as bad breath and compromised dental health. Further, it can be uncomfortable to deal with.
Tips To Help Diabetics Recover From Dental Implant Surgery
29 January 2015
According to the World Health Organization, 9% of adults have diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that has a lot of complications, one of which is the loss of teeth. The National Institutes of Health says that periodontal disease is thesixth most common complication of those who are diabetic.
Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums and can cause people to lose their teeth. Many diabetics have sought dental implants to replace missing teeth only to be turned away as not being a good candidate.