Specialized Hygiene Aids

Options for patients with compromised dexterity include:

  • Toothbrushes with enlarged handles for easier gripping
  • Toothbrushes that brush multiple surfaces at once
  • Flossing aids
  • Tongue scraper for hairy tongue

Large Handles

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Collis Curveā„¢ or
Surroundā„¢ toothbrush

Floss Holders

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Tongue Scraper

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

References

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