I was just wondering if poor oral hygiene could be as a result of my autism? There’s something about toothpaste that I just don’t like and while I make an effort to clean my teeth at least once a day it’s a struggle. And going to the dentist just sends my anxiety through the roof so I generally avoid going unless I have to.
Does any of this sound familiar? And what workarounds are there to improve my oral health?
I can't stand toothpaste. My dentist recommended Corsodyl toothpaste because it isn't as foamy or minty, I get on better with it, it's got a more clinical hygienist cleaning thing about it.
I brush two or three times a day but only before meals as it nearly always makes me gag :( It makes no difference what toothpaste I use, it seems to be any foaming action that causes it somehow.