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.
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 “healthy10” to get 10% 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.
Karen’s step-by-step online program, The Autism Moms Mentor Program, working to improve the biological health aspects for better focus and concentration, improved sleep, calmer moods, and a lot more. Already in over 35 countries, this program offers you the natural resources I used to recover my own son. It is unique in that it walks you through not only gut healing and detoxification, but also the comorbid infections often left out of a recovery program such as lyme, mold, parasites and more. It also includes additional components such as muscle testing and emotional clearing to empower the parent to get the best possible outcome with support from a mom who has done it.
Josalyn Sewell’s website: Dentalcare.com
DrJohns.com for xylitol lollipops and more. Helps to avoid fluoride.
My Heathy Smile app