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    Can someone recommend a quad friendly device for brushing teeth? For years I've been putting an electric toothbrush in a "Pool Cue Cuff " purchased at www.accesstr.com. It works great but the cuff wears out after about a year, about $40 for a new one. Seems expensive, was hoping I could get a recommendation for a cheaper alternative. Thanks...

    Eddie, C5 quad

    #2
    Sonicare toothbrush. Just like you went to the dentist.
    "Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and other people may not be able to tell the difference."

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      #3
      I use a universal holder from Sammons Preston, taped to a battery toothbrush.
      It's a metal hook with a hook and loop strap.
      C 5/6 Comp.
      No Tri's or hand function.

      Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

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        #4
        u shaped handle strapped to an oral b

        followed by water pik, which does an excellent job for quads who can't floss

        finished with a listerine rinse

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          #5
          Two hands on a Braun electric toothbrush followed by an electric Reach flosser. Rinse with a good mouthwash.

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            #6
            You can try this

            Eddie - you can try this product on your toothbrush. Although it's designed to go on cups and bottles - if your toothbrush is thick enough, or if you put some foam around the handle - it will work great for a toothbrush. I put some foam around the outside of my sonicare and it works well. The product is called the uDrink - check it out: http://www.u-adapt.com/udrink.html

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              #7
              are there really no other new cuffs to hold an electric toothbrush? I had gotten one when I was at Frazier rehab in Kentucky, but it is starting to wear out. I wonder if someone just made it there, but it seems like this product would be available. If someone knows where to get one, please let me know. Thanks.
              www.symbolofstrength.com

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                #8
                This might work. It's cheap, too (~$20 including shipping).

                Chas
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                Dual-Axle TR3 with RioMobility DragonFly
                I am a person with mild/moderate hexaparesis (impaired movement in 4 limbs, head, & torso) caused by RRMS w/TM C7&T7 incomplete.

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                  #9
                  that is the universal cuff that I use for my eating utensils. It unfortunately isn't wide enough for electric toothbrush. The one I have now is made of neoprene. There has to be another one out there somewhere!
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by imkitch View Post
                    Two hands on a Braun electric toothbrush followed by an electric Reach flosser. Rinse with a good mouthwash.
                    Thats what I do too. My sonicare has a little bit of rubber on the back so that makes it grippy and better at holding.
                    A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo! - borrowed from Honey boo boo child

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                      #11
                      I wish that were an option. I can only get my right hand to my mouth.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Peders View Post
                        I wish that were an option. I can only get my right hand to my mouth.
                        Whats your level? Is your hand in a fist most of the time? As a quad my hands have defintely lost some of their grip, my hands can flatten out. When I bring my right hand up to my mouth its sort of in a fist and I can hold my toothbrush with one hand if I wanted to, I just prefer using two. Seems like if your hand is in a tighter fist you could hold your toothbrush with one hand.
                        A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo! - borrowed from Honey boo boo child

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                          #13
                          I am a C4C5. My hands are both flaccid. I can do a really weak pincer grasp with my right hand. I can only hold onto about the weight of the wooden block unfortunately. Some type of splint or cuff is probably going to be my best bet.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Peders View Post
                            I am a C4C5. My hands are both flaccid. I can do a really weak pincer grasp with my right hand. I can only hold onto about the weight of the wooden block unfortunately. Some type of splint or cuff is probably going to be my best bet.
                            Ok - sorry bout that. Yeah a splint or cuff would probably be best. Hope other chime in.
                            A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo! - borrowed from Honey boo boo child

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                              #15
                              http://www.ilcnsw.asn.au/items/8654?...r=requirements
                              C-6/7 incomplete

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