Autistic Children's Dental Health: 5 Tips To Help Your Autistic Child At The Dentist
2 April 2015
The underlying health of your smile is important, but teaching your children the importance can be difficult. Unfortunately, teaching the very young or kids with various disabilities or personality issues can be even more challenging. Characterized by a variety of social, behavioral, and emotional difficulties, autism affects an estimated 1 in 68 children. While a diagnosis can be overwhelming, you can help your child achieve a healthy lifestyle. Using this guide, you can help your autistic child through their upcoming dental exam.
Breaking Bad On Your Teeth: Dental Dangers Of Methamphetamine Use
13 March 2015
With the TV show Breaking Bad showing Walter White's rise to power as a drug king, methamphetamine grew in popularity across the world. Most viewers loved Walter for what he was doing for his family. However, the hit series showed very few physical ramifications of meth addiction.
Considering an estimated 12 million people have used the drug at least once, meth addiction is more common than most people believe. From extreme weight loss and hallucinations to cardiovascular disease and death, the physical and emotional effects are endless.
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.