Can’t Reach Your Back Teeth to Floss? Solving Dental Dexterity Issues

Jul 24, 2023

Whether it’s due to an injury, old age, or merely having large fingers, there are a plethora of reasons as to why one’s limited dexterity may inhibit their flossing effectiveness. Common mobility issues can restrict one’s hands from completely flossing all their teeth, particularly molars in the back of the mouth. Fortunately, there’s no need to struggle anymore due to the most innovative flossing product ever, GumChucks!

Flossing for Those with Limited Mobility

With modern developments that join medical and dental sciences together, we are now more aware than ever before that your overall health is directly connected to your oral health. In fact, a 50-year study conducted by the U.S. Surgeon General concluded that the mouth is a direct mirror of health and disease throughout your body. Poor oral health can lead to heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and many more health issues. While brushing regularly is a great step towards maintaining optimal gum health, you’re putting your overall health at a great risk if you’re not flossing just as regularly.

It all starts with biofilm, or the bacterial cloud, which lives and grows beneath the gumline. The most effective way to manage these bacteria from home is by flossing. This disrupts the biofilm so it’s not able to cultivate and grow into inflammation. Remember, more importantly than flossing is to floss properly! This starts by making the professionally recommended c-shape, which is to wrap floss around the entire surface of your tooth. Not only is GumChucks the only product in the world that can most effectively perform this technique, but it is also the easiest way to do it without putting your fingers in your mouth.

GumChucks is the ideal tool for people with limited dexterity, such as seniors, kids, or those with mobility issues. The GumChucks unique flossing system allows for easy access to the back teeth without putting hands in your mouth or having to wrap floss around your fingers, which can painfully cut off blood circulation. GumChucks provides better leverage by keeping the floss taut. This provides better control, especially around tight contacts, reduces the shredding of floss, and ultimately helps the user do a far better job without even realizing it.

What Customers Are Saying About GumChucks

“These are perfect for my senior patients. As an RDH, flossing with traditional dental floss seems so easy, but my older patients really have a hard time with it. GumChucks is prefect for anyone with dexterity issues. My seniors love it!” – Ann, Texas

“GumChucks are the best new at-home dental product since the electric toothbrush!” – Dr. Mile Nornow, NM

“I am an avid GumChucks user, a 91-year young customer promoter of GumChucks, even today in the Santa Clarita hospital to redo my 5-year old knee replacement. My daughter, RDHAP, started me off with a set of GumChucks about 2-3 years ago, time flies! I am using them as I lay here after a meal, post-surgery. Arthritis makes it difficult for me to hold a bit of floss or even the conventional holders, but GumChucks is the greatest thing ever! My hygienist daughter said my periodontal condition is excellent. Thanks, GumChucks, for this great invention and keep up the good work!” – Mary, California

“As a Periodontist, I have instructed patients how to properly floss countless times. It is really challenging for most patients to achieve the proper c-shape necessary for effective plaque removal. Patients find it tedious, time consuming, and they just don’t do it. I often describe to my patients that they need to literally “hug” their teeth every day. Imagine my surprise when I used GumChucks for the first time. My teeth never felt cleaner! The educator was educated. GumChucks have put the fun back in flossing! Have you hugged your teeth today?” – Dr. Karen Wager – Zadeh, Periodontist


Without question, GumChucks is the most effective flosser on the market for those suffering from dexterity issues. GumChucks design ensures a flossing experience that’s faster, easier, and more effective than competing flossers or traditional floss. Our two handles with disposable floss allow you to comfortably reach all your teeth, even those in the back while wrapping the floss around each tooth. This creates the vital c-shape necessary to get below the gumline and effectively clean each tooth.



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