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What can help with dental care if I have arthritis in my hand?

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You can do several things:

Talk to your dentist or dental hygienist. They may be able to suggest a good product for you.

  • Try a battery- or electric-powered toothbrush if you feel strong enough.
  • Get a toothbrush with a larger handle, so it’s easier to grip.
  • Try a dental floss aid or alternative

SOURCES:

Consumer Guide to Dentistry: ''Senior Dental Care.''

American Academy of Periodontology.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Reviewed by Evan Frisbee on August 23, 2020

SOURCES:

Consumer Guide to Dentistry: ''Senior Dental Care.''

American Academy of Periodontology.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Reviewed by Evan Frisbee on August 23, 2020

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