Brush up and down, not across. Make little circles. Clean white surfaces and pink. Use a soft toothbrush instead of a hard one. Spend a minute on top and a minute on the bottom.
These are just a few of the tips that participants picked up at two recent oral hygiene training sessions for clients of the JF&CS CHAI Day Programs for people with disabilities. For these young adults, who have developmental disabilities, Down’s syndrome, mental retardation, and autism, practicing good oral hygiene can prevent a host of short- and long-term issues.
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