Visits to the dentist and oral care at home can be difficult for people with autism. Autism Speaks partnered with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to create a dental guide and video for families of children with autism and dental professionals.
These tools are designed to:
help families and caregivers find the right dentist
teach families and caregivers how to effectively prepare for a visit to the dentist
decrease anxiety about going to the dentist
provide information for families to help begin a lifetime of good oral care
provide dental professionals with tips about how to make the experience more successful for their patients with autism