More Hygiene Aids

Options for patients who are unable to brush their own teeth or who cannot cooperate include:

  • Collis Curveā„¢ or Surroundā„¢ toothbrushes
  • Flossing aids
  • Mouth props (purchase or tape gauze around a bite stick)

Caregivers will find it easiest to stand behind the patient when assisting with brushing.

Mouth Props

Robert Henry, DMD, MPH
Robert Henry, DMD, MPH

Caregiver Brushing Position

NIH Publication No. 11-5191
NIH Publication No. 11-5191

References

Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver's Guide NIH Publication No. 11-5191.