If you need dental insurance, Multnomah County can help you apply.
Ever wondered why dental insurance is separate from the rest of your health insurance? Find out why in this Sawbones podcast episode.
It is odd, right? Our teeth and our mouths are just as much part of our bodies as our arms or stomachs. They’re also part of our sensory systems, so children with sensory processing issues often have sensory problems with oral care. If your child has a poor tolerance for tooth brushing, see if any of these strategies help. Communicate with your child’s dentist about sensory processing issues ahead of time to talk about strategies to create a successful dental visit, such as mitigating noise, getting used to the reclining chair, or being sensitive to your child’s cues. A social story, such as one from this list or from your dentist, explains the dental visit step by step so that your child knows what to expect.