I bought an electric toothbrush (*shock horror*) and I am slowly getting used to using it. I have always found brushing my teeth particularly hard because it always seems to be overwhelming sensory-wise. I have to brush quickly and I apply a lot of pressure as I can’t stand light touch. My teeth definitely look better as a result of having an electric toothbrush as it really can brush places that I can’t reach so well (just wish it wasn’t so loud!)
If I really think about it I have always been rubbish when it comes to brushing of any sort. Brushing my hair, brushing my body with my sensory brush, I’ve always found it difficult to manage and deal with the odd sensation of brushing. However I have tried lots of different brushes, which others might find helpful in order to help desensitise your body (try googling the list below!):
- Baby Gum Brushes (these pop over your finger)
- Baby teething toys (ones filled with liquid)
- Tangle Teaser Hair Brush (much easier to manage)
- Wilbarger Body Brush (therapy brush)
Have you found any good brushing coping mechanisms or tools that work for desensitising yourself? Let me know in the comments below!