DH Dental / Doctors Hospital, Johar Town, Lahore Pakistan

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DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES & ORAL CARE

Overview

Approximately 52 million Americans suffer from some type of developmental disability, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, spinal cord injury, visual and hearing impairments, muscular dystrophy, depression and seizures. These disabilities affect the brain, the body and skills people use daily. These conditions make every day dental care a challenge, and many patients with disabilities receive dental treatment from experienced providers in hospitals, state-operated facilities and nursing homes. Others may opt for care from private practitioners in their communities.

Oral Hygiene Tips For People 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. This can be solved by using a few simple “home remedies” or devices listed below:
  • Use a wide elastic band to attach the brush to your hand.
  • Enlarge the brush handle with a sponge, rubber ball or bicycle handle grip. Also try winding an elastic bandage or adhesive tape around the handle.
  • 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 an electric toothbrush or commercial floss holder

DH Dental offers compassionate, comforting care for those with any sort of developmental disability and strives to offer them the proper care they need while keeping their condition in mind. Visit DH Dental today and see our reasons to smile.

We are dedicated to giving each of our patients the healthy smile they deserve!

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