Brushing teeth

Electric toothbrush makes brushing teeth easier for persons with impaired hand function

Assistant places toothbrush in user's hand
Assistant places toothbrush in user’s hand

The user needs help to apply the toothpaste and to turn the toothbrush on and off; otherwise she brushes her teeth independently.

Purchased from
Department store

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2007

User brushes teeth
User brushes teeth

Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.