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How can I floss my teeth if I have Parkinson's disease?

Buy dental floss “swords” that look like the letter “C,” with floss stretched tight across, at the end of a plastic toothpick. Available in drugstores and grocery stores, they let you floss with one hand. The water action of a WaterPik will massage your gums and rinse food debris from your mouth. (It takes some dexterity to use a WaterPik, so if you have tremors, you might want to stick to rinsing with a sip of water or mouthwash and using dental floss “swords.”). You can get electric flossers as well. Check your local pharmacy for options.
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