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Toothbrushes for disabled children

Hello

Can anyone recommend a new toothbrush for a small child with a moderate physical impairment? A little background info on our situation:

My son has no cognitive/speech/fine/oral motor limitations however. His main problem is actually getting into the bathroom safely in his wheelchair. In the past he brushed his teeth at the kitchen sink. This was not a ideal long term solution however. Now he uses a cup of water to clean his teeth with toothpaste squeezed on his finger. This is not a long term solution either. 

I want him to have some dignity when he does his personal care. Does anyone have any toothbrush recommendations or not? He does not need a special toothbrush, a normal one is fine. Are there any bathroom aids for physically disabled kids? 

Many thanks in advance. 


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