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Monday, November 12, 2012

Tips for people with difficulty handling a toothbrush


There are many people who find it difficult to look after their dental health properly because they have problems handling a toothbrush.
This can be due to a severe physical disability or simply basic dexterity problems.
There are a few simple steps you can take to make it easier for people who find it difficult to hold on to a toothbrush or dental floss.
Here are some simple ‘home remedies’:
- Use a wide elastic band to attach the brush to the hand
- Enlarge the brush handle with a sponge, rubber ball or bicycle handle grip
- Wind an elastic bandage or adhesive tape around the handle
- Lengthen the handle with a piece of wood or plastic such as a ruler, popsicle stick or tongue depressor
- Tie floss into a loop for easier handling
- Use an electric toothbrush or commercial floss holder
Your Dentist Louisville KY will be able to provide specific guidance and further tips for people who need an easier way to handle a toothbrush and floss.

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