Category list : Oral hygiene
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The presence of oral health problems is associated with greater risks of being frail and developing frailty in older age, according to UK researchers.
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
A scheme giving carers skills in oral hygiene has resulted in both newfound confidence and improved health for residents at a care home in North East Wales, according to those behind the project.
Going to the DentistSubscription
’This book is fantastic for those who struggle with reading or who find pictures easier to interpret’
The oral healthcare of elderly patients receiving care at home can be improved significantly by taking a bespoke approach to prevention, according to Finnish researchers.
Care home residents should be supported to clean their teeth twice a day or their dentures daily, according to draft recommendations revealed today.
Sally Bloomfield wonders how to restore confidence in hygiene, wrongly dismissed by some as an ’obsessive cleanliness’ responsible for a range of chronic diseases such as allergies and autoimmune conditions
NICE calls for better oral health in care homesSubscription
Care home staff should receive training so they can “confidently” look after the oral health needs of their residents and, as a result, help to improve dignity, comfort and infection prevention.
“How brushing your teeth properly can ward of the symptoms of dementia,” is the misleading headline in the Daily Mail.
“Having a filling can increase the risk of tooth decay in neighbouring teeth,” reports The Times. Researchers found evidence that, in some cases, fillings were more of a stop-gap than a cure for tooth decay – and could even actually contribute to the problem.