Poor Oral Hygiene

Hi all,

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?


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  • 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.