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Ways of Making Brushing Easier for Arthritic Hands

Posted on 11/9/2020 by Classic Smiles
Ways of Making Brushing Easier for Arthritic HandsPeople with arthritic hands are faced with difficulties while attempting to brush their teeth. The swelling of joints lining in the hands lead to stiffness and pain in the joints, which may result with many people avoiding brushing of their teeth. However, sitting while brushing and using automatic toothbrush are oral care tips that can help one who is experiencing the discomfort of arthritic hands.

Sitting While Brushing

Experiencing pain in any part of the body leads to body fatigue and uneasiness. It is, therefore, a good idea to use a seat in the bathroom while brushing to make it easier for someone with arthritic hands. Using a seat in the bathroom helps in resting the elbow on any surface available in the bathroom, such as the sink. Resting the elbow on the sink ensures that you do overuse the joints needed for brushing, hence relieving some pain.

In some cases, you might find placing the elbow on the sink as a difficult task. In this case, you can sit on a seat and place a basin of water on your lap. This makes it easier for you to make the movements required while brushing without overexerting any joints in the hands.

Using an Automatic Toothbrush

Arthritic hands often make it unpleasant to move joints in the hands while brushing. Using an automatic toothbrush is another way of making it easier for people with arthritic hands. The head of the toothbrush on an automatic toothbrush moves itself, making it effortless to brush. Wrist movements are not required with an automatic toothbrush since the head moves itself. Automatic toothbrushes have large handles, making them ideal if one has issues in gripping small things.

It is essential to incorporate automatic toothbrushes with automatic flossers to make it easy to reach all the areas of the mouth. There are other ways to make it easier for people with arthritic hands to brush, which we can explain if you contact us through our office.

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