Autism Resources: Autism and Brushing Teeth for Autistic Children and Adults
Brushing the teeth of your child with autism can sometimes be a pain. As you well know, autistic kids can wiggle around, or bite the toothbrush. As your children with autism age and grow, this process can eventually become even harder. We should be trying to help our children be independent, and, if necessary, to do it yourself, we should be doing so efficiently and safely. This video can easily benefit a healthcare worker or a parent with an autistic child learn the brushing teeth steps for autism. Children with asd, or the autism spectrum disorder, need special care and help that we can give in an easier way if we know how.
kids with autism not brushing their teeth can be not only a hassle, but also a health risk. We need to be brushing the teeth of our autistic child. Autism teeth brushing might be a struggle, but it's worth the work, and it doesn't have to be as hard as you think.
I wanted to do a sample video showing all health care providers, personal care workers, CNAs or daycares that have larger children with special needs. This is a simple DIY (do it yourself) video to help you brush your child's teeth. We hope you enjoy all of our autism resources.
Tips on Brushing teeth of an autistic child:
1) Sit them down in a chair: Always teach independence
2) Spin brush
3) Brush 10x per tooth
4) brush great at least 1x daily. Sometimes it's hard in the mornings, so if you want to do it fast make sure you do it good before bedtime.
Above, are the teeth brushing steps for autism.
(I had a blooper: I wanted to say bathroom not bedroom)
link to how to take your autistic child to the dentist: tinyurl.com/jpfuggs
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