Easy Oral Care for People with Decreased Dexterity

Brushing and flossing are essential steps in maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but these tasks can be difficult for individuals who have decreased dexterity due to injuries, arthritis, or cognitive impairments. To ease the process of maintaining a healthy smile, you can implement some of the following tips and tricks to reduce the strain of brushing and flossing. In some cases, it may also be necessary to have someone assist with oral hygiene if it becomes too difficult to grasp a brush or move floss between the teeth.

  • Use an electric toothbrush
  • Lengthen your toothbrush handle with a popsicle stick or small dowel
  • Tie floss in a loop or use flossing picks
  • Invest in a water flosser
  • Fix the toothbrush to your hand with an elastic band

Visiting your local family dentistry office in Alpharetta can also provide you with some simple steps for healthy teeth as well as specialized dental care tuned to your unique needs.

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