Although I posted these links in my Resource Page tittled Healing from Child Sexual Abuse in February, I wanted to create a separate links page on dental issues for survivors. I was concerned that the resources might be lost in the larger page and wanted to mention how common dental anxiety and problems are for survivors. I have met several survivors who mentioned they had not realized this was a common issue. It is.
Survivor Resource Pages (Forty pages of resources, non-profit organizations, articles, and healing support for survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and dealing with the aftermath of child sexual abuse.)
Problems With Toothbrushing and Tips
Tips for Dentists and Patients: Handling the Gag Reflex
Dental Fear in Abuse Survivors
Tips for Abuse Survivors and Their Dentists
Sexual Abuse in Childhood and Dental Fear (An Interview)
Oh my gosh i read everything in the links about the dentist. This was so helpful to just not feel alone and like a big baby. I also have trouble with brushing my teeth, but it’s not a gag reflex thing it gives me terrible chills, so the only way I can do it is with an electric toothbrush, then I’m okay. Thank you!
You are welcome. So glad that the articles came to you at an opportune time. I have the gag reflex issue, but my brushing issues are not just about a strong gag reflex. I use an electric toothbrush and that has helped me a lot to get around the issues.
Good and healing thoughts to you.
i’m so glad an electric toothbrush has helped!! it’s totally understandable how the struggle can be connected to abuse.