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Tips for Helping Someone with Arthritis Brush and Floss

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Henricksen Family Dental
Tips for Helping Someone with Arthritis Brush and FlossRegardless of your age, it's important to brush and floss. However, as we age, we face difficulties. If you have arthritis or are caring for a loved one with arthritis, we have some tips to help you more easily brush and floss your teeth.

Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth Can Be Easier Than You Think

Our first piece of advice is to purchase an electric toothbrush. In theory, the electric toothbrush does the work for you and should not require much manual dexterity. Electric toothbrushes also tend to have a larger handle that may be easier to grip than a traditional toothbrush.

No one says you have to stand up to brush your teeth. If you have arthritis and find it easier to sit down and rest your elbow on the countertop as you brush your teeth, you have our permission to do that. Find a comfortable position that works for you so that you can brush your teeth twice a day.

We suggest our patients with arthritis utilize hand-held flossers to make flossing possible. They are easier than traditional floss, and some brands have a nice long handle. If you do not want to use a hand-held flosser, consider using a water flosser to remove plaque from your gumline and between your teeth. Lastly, use a mouthwash with fluoride and rinse your teeth well to remove any food debris.

We Want to Help You Have Good Oral Hygiene

It is still important to take good care of your teeth if you have arthritis. One of the best things you can do is to come to see us at least twice a year. We can help spot problems and give you personalized advice. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.

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