What Does Good Dental Care Look Like?

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.

Treating Hypodontia in Children

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…

Spend Your Summer With NFED

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!

Don’t Sweat? Here’s What You Need to Know

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.

What It Means to Have Ectodermal Dysplasias

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,…