FAQs

 

What type of toothbrush should I use for my client?

The brand of the toothbrush is not so important. Just make sure to find one that has soft bristles.

When should I get a new toothbrush for my client?

The rule of thumb we use is to change toothbrushes every new season of the year, so every few months. Also, after your client is sick you should always get him or her a new toothbrush to avoid spreading germs.

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What is the best type of toothpaste to use for my client?

Colgate Total Toothpaste is most recommended by dentists. If you are unable to find it, make sure to get toothpaste with fluoride in it as fluoride is important in rebuilding teeth and fighting cavities.

 

What is the best type of mouthwash to use for my client?

ACT Fluoride Rinse and Listerine Anti-Cavity Rinse are both highly recommended by dentists. If you are unable to find it,  similarly to when picking toothpaste, make sure to get toothpaste with fluoride in it as fluoride is important in rebuilding teeth and fighting cavities.

When should I stop using a pediatric dentist and switch to a general dentist for my client?

A pediatric dentist has gone through extra training for working with people with special needs. Therefore, you never have to switch from a pediatric dentist because not only do they have expertise in children, but they also have an extensive knowledge for taking care of people with special needs, no matter their age.

Is it okay if I can only brush my client’s teeth for a few seconds?

Yes. It is important to brush your client’s teeth and for some people with special needs, this can be a very difficult task, So as long as you are able to brush their teeth to the best of your ability then that is good. If this question applies to you, check out the section on toothbrushes because you might find ways to modify the toothbrush to be able to brush longer and better.

It normal for my client’s gums to bleed when I brush his or her teeth?

It is normal for your client’s teeth to bleed when you brush in the beginning. Then after brushing over a long period of time this bleeding should stop. If it does not, then you should make an appointment at your dentist because your client might need a more comprehensive cleaning. This also may be an indicator of gum disease, but do not worry. Just visit your local dentist and they will help stop the bleeding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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