Going to the dentist can be a trying experience for anyone. When you have autism, sitting still for long periods, loud noises, and other sensory struggles can be overwhelming.
After I started talking at 2.5 years old, sensory issues became my biggest challenge. After getting some fillings recently, I wrote on my Instagram asking if our community would like to hear about my experiences, and the response was massive.
Some parents reached out about how they were avoiding the dentist entirely for their kids and, while I understand the concern, foregoing the dentist when something may be wrong can lead to further health issues down the line.Read more on themighty.com