I know when it comes to autistic kids they are all different, some will eat anything including the furniture to those who will only eat one brand of chicken nuggets.
We have always been very lucky with Ali, he has always been a fantastic eater, to the point where he would eat none stop all day if we allowed him to and his weight is a constant battle we have had since he was young. He would eat none stop when he was little we had a fridge lock but he soon found out how that worked, I have had to hide food to stop him eating his way through everything.
He has very few dislikes, lettuce, marmite and cauliflower being the only couple of food things I can think of, but he had one thing he really can’t stand and that is MINT, not a problem normally if you don’t like something you don’t eat it.
But the majority of toothpaste contain MINT and getting him to brush his teeth has always been a battle, even the baby fruit flavoured toothpaste had a slight minty undertone but the battle wasn’t as bad and yes it was fine when he was little, we did find an orange flavour once again it was only suitable for little ones.
Now Ali is a big grown ass 10-year-old with adult teeth and while we go to the dentist on a regular basis, *Bribery works wonders getting him there and to agree to be examined, it usually cost’s us a new game for his ds/Xbox etc, its once every 6 months and well worth it.
We have been lucky so far in the fact that neither of the boys has ever needed a filling, although Alex has braces but that is another story. Anyhoo, getting Ali to brush his teeth is a nightmare, Meltdown city to be exact, we have bought the blue oral B stuff as it has a slightly less minty taste, but still, leaves that fresh aftertaste and he still hated it.
every day I dreaded the toothbrushing battle, I was talking to a friend a week or so ago who has had cancer and we were talking about Ali and I mentioned that the morning battle had actually left me with a bruise on my arm where I had him holding my arm so tight to stop me from brushing his teeth because he won’t do it himself, and he told me about the toothpaste he uses as he can’t stand mint anymore because it actually hurt his mouth, in fact, he described it as it felt like it was burning his mouth, something Ali once said to me, but of course when a kid says I don’t like toothpaste it burn’s, you think, come on kid, there are many excuses but that one is the worst.
Anyway, I asked what toothpaste my friend uses and he told me about this stuff so I ordered some.
Game changer! Third day with Ali’s new toothpaste. No flavour, no tears, no melt downs and an amazing brushing we both feel good about! He will brush own teeth now in 2 minutes! both morning and evening, no battle no fuss, in fact, the first day he must have brushed his teeth about five times.The only regret is I didn’t find this years ago, postage took a week, so from now on, I will order several tubes to keep some in stock at all times. what is even better is the price, now I am used to getting stung for some things but this is only £3 a tube, I pay nearly that for our normal toothpaste, plus you can buy quite a few for the £2.80 postage cost, in fact, this site is fantastic as they sell loads of stuff from Fidget toys to button chew necklaces,
The only regret is I didn’t find this years ago, postage took a week, so from now on, I will order several tubes to keep some in stock at all times. what is even better is the price, now I am used to getting stung for some things but this is only £3 a tube, I pay nearly that for our normal toothpaste, plus you can buy quite a few for the £2.80 postage cost, in fact, this site is fantastic as they sell loads of stuff from Fidget toys to button chew necklaces, I have put the link where you can get Oranurse at the bottom so if you are in the UK you can click on the link to order, I guess in other countries you could search and see where suppliers are.
All I can say is if you have a child that doesn’t like mint toothpaste and refuses to brush, it’s well worth a try, It has certainly changed our lives.