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Practical Oral Care for People With Developmental Disabilities – This booklet presents an overview of physical, mental, and behavioral challenges common in patients with developmental disabilities and offers strategies for providing oral care.
Title:Toothbrush Adaptations(part of NIDCR’s Oral Care for People with Developmental Disabilities Series)
Description:If the person you care for can brush but needs some help, you may wish to try making the toothbrush easier to hold.
Credit:NIDCR publication: Dental Care Everyday: A Caregiver’s Guide
Title:Velcro Strap Holding a Toothbrush
Description:The same kind of Velcro strap used to hold food utensils is helpful for some people.
Download:Low-Resolution Image of Velcro Strap on ToothbrushHigh-Resolution Image of Velcro Strap on Toothbrush
Title:Toothbrush Attached to Hand by Elastic or Rubber Band
Description:Attach the brush to the hand with a wide elastic or rubber band. Make sure the band isn’t too tight.
Download:Low-Resolution Image of Toothbrush Attached to Hand by Rubber BandHigh-Resolution Image of Toothbrush Attached to Hand by Rubber Band
Title:Tennis ball on the Handle of a Toothbrush
Description:You can also cut a small slit in the side of a tennis ball and slide it onto the handle of the toothbrush.
Download:Low-Resolution Image of Tennis Ball on Handle of ToothbrushHigh-Resolution Image of Tennis Ball on Handle of Toothbrush
Title:Toothbrush with a Bicycle Grip as a Handle
Description:You can buy a toothbrush with a large handle, or you can slide a bicycle grip onto the handle. Attaching foam tubing, available from home health care catalogs, is also helpful.
Download:Low-Resolution Image of Toothbrush with Bicycle Grip HandleHigh-Resolution Image of Toothbrush with Bicycle Grip Handle
Description:A power toothbrush might make brushing easierDownload:Low-Resolution Image of Power ToothbrushHigh-Resolution Image of Power Toothbrush
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