It’s World Autism Awareness Day; an opportunity to encourage the understanding and acceptance of autism. Going to the dentist can be a challenge for a lot of people, especially people with autism. When it comes to dentistry and autism, the most important tip is to find an understanding dentist. The dental environment can be a sensory overload, and each patient has specific likes and dislikes. It’s important to take the time to understand the patient, to get to know them and their needs. In addition to finding the right dental practice, prevention is key. We can work together to limit the need for invasive procedures with preventive dental care and maintenance. With support and understanding from your dental care providers, we can accomplish a comfortable dental experience.
If you have any questions about autism and dentistry, give us a call. Dr. Siegelman and Dr. Currier are autism-friendly dentists that can help.