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A Guide to Dental Care for Caregivers of People with Developmental Disabilities


This NIH guide provides tips and a guide for assisting people with disabilities with daily brushing and flossing. This tool includes guidance for caregivers and for people with disabilities who are able to perform dental hygiene for themselves.

Accessibility: This website is generally screen reader accessible and text size can be adjusted. Navigation may be confusing. The PDF version of this tool is fully accessible using a screen reader or Read Out Loud.

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Health and Disability Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Disability, Health Promotion and Health Education, Oral Health


Institutional Author:

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at tne National Institutes of Health





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