For Those With Special Needs

If you have dexterity problems or a physical disability, you may find it difficult to hold onto your toothbrush or dental floss. Try these techniques:

 

  • Enlarge the brush handle with a soft material such as a sponge, rubber ball or bicycle handle grip.
  • 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 a wide elastic band to attach the brush to your hand.
  • Use an electric toothbrush or commercial floss holder.

 

Stephanie L. Mullins DDS, MS
Endodontist, Periodontist,
and Dental Implants

3470 NE Ralph Powell Rd. Suite C
Lee's Summit, MO 64064

Phone - 816.524.9800       
Fax - 816.524.9801