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  • matthew55
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    No from the manufacturer. 😠

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  • denise
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    But you haven't had it long. Did you buy it through Amazon? I think I'd complain.

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  • matthew55
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    I'm sad to say that my wonder brush stopped working and they will not refund or replace. ☹️x

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  • Lynne K
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    Thanks Tess but have you ever done interdental brushes for your partner? This is my concern. I appreciate anybody’s input on this subject, Lynne

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  • Tess
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    Hi Lynne,

    Not been on here in a few months. But so far we're still using the bowl method. So I brush his teeth with electric toothbrush and we have a routine of where the toothbrush goes so I don't even need to announce this anymore hahaha we're that sad. And then spit into a bowl and a wee plastic shot glass and rinses his mouth with two separate spits.....
    Then I go and do the washing up heehee.

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  • Lynne K
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    I’m rather late to comment on this thread so please excuse me and thank you all of the contributors. I’ve read everything for the future as I’m still doing my teeth independently. But I use interdental brushes, various sizes between all teeth. Idea need this still to be done or I’d have serious consequences. How do carers manage with this job? Thanks, Lynne

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  • denise
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    I'm not sure kosher is the right word. 🤔

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  • matthew55
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    I'm road testing 😃x

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  • denise
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    Life with mnd - still brushing teeth. Matthew has found something. Have you bought it and tried it Matthew?

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  • matthew55
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    Just to repeat that my new way of cleaning my teeth is 100% kosher. 😃x

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  • denise
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    I'm so glad I read all this because I'm going to have to do this at some time. Thanks for all your information 😊

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  • Tess
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    That's a good idea Gary. It's impossible to remember everything.

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  • GaryM
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    Tess, I've kept a log of how my illness has progressed in terms of what I can and can't do. The MND consultant found this very useful to gauge my deterioration. I find that my memory is not very good at remembering how I was six months or a year ago.

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  • Tess
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    I just came across this thread where I asked about teeth brushing back in May and as a progression measure to look at this post, my goodness what an eye opener.

    So I started by holding my hand round his, as the electric toothbrush was too heavy, so I would take some of the weight. Then we moved on to me brushing his teeth and helping him rinse in the bathroom. And now I take a bowl to him as he would struggle to stand by himself for that time period and I brush then he spits into the bowl, followed my two sips of water from a shot glass to rinse.

    Looking back at a post is seemingly a good indication of progression. I feel when I'm with him non stop I don't notice much progression as we just go with it and adapt accordingly, but that one simple task since May has changed twice. Madness!

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  • Doug Carpenter
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    Thank you, everyone, for all the very helpful information.

    I can still use an electric toothbrush, but brushing durations are rapidly reducing due to a frightening tendency to gag after ten seconds or so.

    Doug

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