What does good dental care look like? Dr. Beau Meyer outlines five elements to help you know what to expect as you work with your dentist or dental team.
Hypodontia is one of the typical symptoms of ectodermal dysplasias. It means that one or more teeth are congenitally missing and may be small. For many affected individuals, it’s common to have just a few teeth. At the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, we have always advocated that children – and adults – with ectodermal…
When we canceled Family Conference because of COVID-19, we brainstormed ways to take key components from this year’s Conference and make them virtual. Even though different communities are opening up in phases, we know that lots of you are staying at home more and looking for ways to connect. Find out how you, your kids and teens can all get your Conference fix this summer – at home!
Keeping your body cool when your sweat glands are missing or don’t work can be a daily challenge. Our new library article explains all about sweat glands and how they work – or don’t. Learn about hypohidrosis, the signs of overheating and ways to stay cool. Families weigh in on what’s working for them.
You may be worried about how COVID-19 could affect your loved ones who are at higher risk. And that’s stressful. Follow these practical steps to keep you and your family healthy. Your NFED family is here for you!
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is dominating the news the past few weeks as more cases are being reported around the world. We reached out to one of our medical advisers to ask whether individuals affected by ectodermal dysplasias have any special considerations to take in regard to the virus. Here’s what we learned.
For the first International Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Day, families, friends and supporters in our global network showed up to celebrate.
Ectodermal dysplasias are genetic disorders that can be inherited from your parents or happen more spontaneously by changes (or mutations) in your genes before you’re born. They affect about three out of every 10,000 babies. But ectodermal dysplasias are much more than a hidden genetic issue. The disorders are characterized by abnormally functioning hair, nails,…