Category list : Mouthcare
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Some patients admitted to hospital have pre-existing tooth decay or gum disease; others have healthy mouths on admission but will develop problems related to poor mouth care during their stay.
In hospital, oral health is often neglected despite its importance for patients’ health and wellbeing. An acute hospital has conducted a service evaluation project to assess and improve mouth care
When I was asked to undertake mouthcare at the start of my nurse training back in 1981 I was taught to put on a pair of gloves, wrap a piece of gauze soaked in bicarbonate solution around my index finger, put it in my patient’s mouth and hope they did not bite.
Effective mouth care is essential for patients’ dignity and can help prevent healthcare-acquired pneumonia. This article identifies suitable mouth care products for hospital patients
Effective oral hygiene and denture care are crucial for patients’ health, and a fundamental nursing responsibility. This article describes principles and techniques of good mouth care
To improve the oral health of hospital inpatients, the Mouth Care Matters initiative was adopted in 12 acute hospital trusts. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
“Lasers have been used to regenerate parts of damaged teeth,” BBC News reports.
More must be done to raise awareness about the symptoms of mouth cancer, experts have said after figures show that patients wait for weeks on end suffering symptoms before seeking medical help.
How to provide effective oral careSubscription
Oral hygiene is crucial for patients’ health, and a fundamental nursing responsibility
Treating gum disease reduces premature birthsSubscription
Successful gum disease treatment may reduce women’s risk of giving birth prematurely, according to American research.