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Dental Care Advice

Caring for your child’s teeth can be tough at the best of times. For children with a learning disability, autism or both, there may be extra challenges such as sensory issues around having their teeth brushed or the texture of toothpaste. Some children are unable to describe tooth pain.

A healthy mouth is important for overall health and wellbeing. Good oral hygiene can affect your child’s ability to eat, sleep, talk and play. And it’s also important for how they feel about themselves. Tooth decay and gum disease are the most common UK dental problems, but are mostly preventable. Identifying dental problems and treating them early enables children to continue to lead fulfilling lives.

Contact has produced a downloadable FREE Parent's Guide to oral health and dental care with a learning disability, autism or both.
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