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Any tips on first trips to the dentist?

Any tips on first trips to the dentist?

My son has his first dentist appointment coming up. We literally have zero idea what to expect - could be brilliant and handle like a champ, or super stressful. I called the dentist to ask questions beforehand, and she "assured" me that the doctors and staff are very skilled in handling a range of needs, developmental disabilities, children with autism, etc. She wasn't really entertaining my questions and my anxiety, just giving me "pat" statements, that were more on the… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I know for me it sets me off feeling the dentist or hygienist run their finger between my lips and teeth. I don’t like strangers hovering over me and I… read more

posted 4 months ago
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