Keeping teeth and gums healthy is critical even as Care recipient (cr) spending more and more time in bed loses strength memory or interest in self-care

Try: #let the cr know it is time to brush teeth use a soft toothbrush if the cr’s gums are tender #roll a table over the bed or put a lap table on the bed lined with paper towels #adjust the table in front of the cr #place all items necessary for brushing teeth on the paper towels prop the cr up so brushing can be done safely and with ease #drape a towel over the cr’s chest #assist the cr to brush teeth rinse mouth and use mouthwash or other solution #remove the towel and move the table from the bed #clean up materials used

Materials: Toothbrush toothpaste and mouthwash cup of water straw bowl or kidney-shaped basin hand towel paper towels lap table or table that slides over the bed

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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