Pediatric Dentists see patients with all kinds of special needs, developmental conditions and disabilities. Autism is a relatively common condition affecting children throughout the country. Children with Autism usually present with a spectrum of disorders and often have difficulty communicating or interacting with others. Loud sounds, lights, smells and sometimes touching can overwhelm a patient with Autism.
One of the most common questions my staff gets asked daily is regarding the recommended toothpaste for children. Which toothpaste is the best? What do you recommend? Should we use fluoride?