Heading to the dentist can be scary. You probably remember your first time sitting in the chair and hearing the noise of various drills and tools. These fears are only heightened for children, especially those with autism.
As a dentist who’s been practicing for more than 17 years, I know how real these anxieties can be, but before you head to the dentist it’s important to find the right dentist for your child and their needs.
Asking the right questions can help you choose a dentist that is a good fit for you and your child. That way you and your child can feel more prepared and comfortable when it’s time for that first visit.
Here are some questions I have received over the years and believe are a great starting point as you begin to search for a dentist.
– Parenting –
- Mum dragged to court for taking her autistic daughter, 8, on family holiday during term-time on ‘doctor’s orders’
- Dyspraxia is more than just “clumsy child syndrome” – it can cause emotional distress and anxiety throughout life
- Autistamatic Report – #PuppetGate (All in a Row) – YouTube
- Helping Prepare Autistic Girls for Their Periods ⋆ Your Autism Toolbox
- Silence…. – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent.