In this post, and others linked to, you will learn some great ideas for parents on how to help guide dental appointments for your child with autism. This is all about how to make a dental appointment a positive experience for the parent and child.

Some tips and suggestions for things to do at the office like using a weighted blanket or the use of the dentists heavy lead apron that they use to cover you when you get an x-ray, but you don’t need to have to be getting an x-ray to use it. The weight is very calming for most kids on the autism spectrum. Noise cancelling headphones can also be helpful.

There are several toys, weighted blankets, head phones, and more in my podcast page where I interview sensory processing expert Lindsey Biel, on Sensory Processing Disorders to help you and your dentist to have a greater understanding about what is going on with your child and what they can do. These home-care tips can be used in the dentists office too, as well as helping the dental office to prep for the child’s visit.

Josalyn Sewell, RDH

Josalyn Sewell, RDH is an expert trainer with a background in learning and development with an emphasis in adult learning theory. Passionate about leadership, team engagement and the professional development of others, Josalyn is currently the Director of Hygiene and People Development for CarolinasDentist in North Carolina. As a dental hygienist and an autism mom, Josalyn is in a unique position to bring her two worlds together and loves nothing more than training dental professionals how to treat patients with autism and how to help families affected by autism find ways to help their loved ones achieve optimal oral health.

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Please also watch my interview with Biosystemic Dentist, Alireza Panahpour HERE.

Read my blog post on Protection from Toxic Exposure Including Anesthesia, and get your free guide to Options for Anesthesia with Autism HERE.

Learn all about the dangers of food coloring and How the Foods We Eat Affect Our Brain

Karen’s Craniosacral post and how to find a qualified practitioner

Karen’s Craniosacral Youtube video with holds mom can do at home.

Organic supergreen food powder use my link here, and code “healthy5” to get 5% off of your first order of any size.

Learn about fluoride as a neurotoxin and Toxic Drinking Water

Mold Biotoxins and Your Health (Podcast) to learn about MARCONS, the antibiotic resistant staph infection in the nasal passageways. Also, listen to my radio show interview, Show #7, on Mold Biotoxins and Your Health.

Josalyn Sewell’s website: for xylitol lollipops and more. Helps to avoid fluoride.

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