Special Needs

Online Dental Education Library

This online library has a wide array of general dental information provided to help you with any concerns you may have about your teeth. You can click on any of the topics in the column on the left side of this page.  Hopefully this will give you some information and provide you with questions for us or your family dentist.

For Those 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. Try these techniques:
  • Enlarge the brush handle with a soft material such as a sponge, rubber ball or bicycle handle grip.
  • 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 a wide elastic band to attach the brush to your hand.
  • Use an electric toothbrush or commercial floss holder.