Tips for Visiting the Dentist

Dr. Jonathon Calderon, DDS, a pediatric dentist specializing in treating children with autism, provides advice for parents and caregivers for successfully navigating a trip to the dentist.

For a child with autism, the sensory overload of the dentist's office and the unfamiliarity of a masked adult can make a dental visit a particularly difficult scenario. Not surprisingly, among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, almost half describe their child's dental health as fair or poor, according to a study in the journal Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Calderon provides helpful guidance for overcoming these challenges.