How to Make Brushing Easier for Handicapped Adults
Posted on 7/6/2020 by Spektor Dental
Brushing, when done correctly, can do a lot to improve the appearance of the teeth and gums. If you know someone with a disability or you have challenges along these lines, the following information will help you keep on top of your dental health.
What Is the Best Way to Brush If You or a Loved One Has a Disability?
The method you choose to brush will depend on your disability. While some people experience mobility limitations, other patients may have neurological challenges. We will work with you or your loved one to ensure your dental health goals are met. When it comes to brushing, usually it is best to use an electric toothbrush with a round soft head. This type of device makes it easier to brush as the oscillating brush head does most of the work. Also, floss picks are a better choice than regular floss, as they are easier to maneuver and hold. The use of a water flosser can clean any debris away that you cannot get from brushing or flossing.
Planning a Dental Visit
When you visit our office, we can accommodate your needs if you are using a wheelchair or other mobility device. To support you during a visit, we will prepare the exam space so you can more easily navigate your chair. Tell us about any special requests so we can make your dental visit pleasant and transfer easier. Keep in mind that a longer appointment time may be required in some cases.
We want all our patients to be happy with their dental care. If you have a disability or you have a family member who does, we can assist you with your dental needs in the office and at home. Every patient has certain dental or health concerns that must be met. That is why we tailor each dental visit to the special requirements of our patients. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation or to book an appointment for a cleaning and exam.