A bitch can’t remember if I posted about my concern over my brother’s teeth...
...so I’m posting about my concern over my brother’s teeth and our discovery of a solution.
As most of you know, my older brother is profoundly autistic. He’s rather hyper, so hygiene can be rushed. When it comes to brushing teeth, my brother hasn’t had the best track record...and that resulted in a bad check-up the last time he went to the dentist.
This bitch freaked out and began to have nightmares over the prospect of trying to teach Bill how to put dentures in.
Lawd, have mercy.
Anyhoo, after freaking out I went into problem solve mode…and asked some parents of younger children what they do to try to improve their kid’s brushing.
Behold, pre-brush dental rinses that temporarily stain teeth to show where a body needs to brush better!
I scored some from the Walgreen’s…blue with bubble-gum flavoring…and met with staff at my brother’s residential placement to go over a new brushing protocol.
Fast forward to this week and my brother’s latest dental check-up…and the dentist was thrilled.
Dentists are hardly ever thrilled.
Our dentist said that this was one of the best check-ups ever and my brother’s teeth look great.
Happy, happy, happy and joy, joy, JOY!
Anyhoo, I just had to share and encourage folks facing similar situations to get your discussion on with colleagues and friends.
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