Dental Conditions Commonly Seen in Patients with Autism

The probability of certain dental conditions is higher in patients with autism due primarily to difficult behaviors, sensory aversions to home care, frequent snacking, and xerostomia caused by medications. These conditions include:

  • Caries
  • Attrition
  • Erosion
  • Gingivitis/periodontitis
  • Trauma
  • Drooling