FB Toothbrush Improves Oral Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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Customized Toothbrush May Help Improve Oral Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Due to fine motor skill impairments, performing everyday tasks such as teeth brushing can be difficult for people with cerebral palsy.  However, according to a new study published in the journal Special Care in Dentistry, cerebral palsy patients may improve their oral health with a customized toothbrush that features a redesigned handle and brush head. Researchers point out that oral health is the “most unattended health need” of children with special needs.

In the study, 30 patients ranging from age 6 to 18 were divided into two groups—one group used a regular toothbrush and the other group used a customized toothbrush with finger imprints on the handle and a modified brush head. After three weeks, researchers found that the participants in the modified toothbrush group showed a significant improvement in plaque removal and decrease in gum inflammation. The authors also noted that the patients using the customized toothbrushes were able to brush their teeth without any assistance from a caregiver.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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