Using a Bean Bag Chair

A bean bag is a great way to brush someone with special needs teeth. Have the individual sit in a bean bag and then you are able to position yourself behind him or her. It is really easy to do and gives you great access to the mouth to brush.

How to do it:

  • Position individual on any type of bean bag
  • Position yourself behind the individual- either sitting or standing depending on how tall the individual is on the bean bag
  • Position the individuals arms to the side
  • If the individual is moving, then have a second individual help hold the arms
  • Position your hand under the chin to lift and support the head
  • If the individual is not keeping his or her mouth open, check out our tips and tricks on “saying ah”

Check out this short video on how to brush using a bean bag chair: