How Autism Can Complicate Your Child's Oral Health Care
30 December 2014
Children with autism experience different symptoms that may affect other aspects of their lives. Here are three examples of such symptoms and what they may mean for your child's dental health: Sensory Issues Children with autism may have hypersensitivity (heightened reaction to different stimuli), or hyposensitivity (decreased reaction to different stimuli). If an autistic child is hypersensitive to touch or pain, then he or she may feel uncomfortable using conventional toothbrushes because he or she may feel that they are too painful to brush with.