How to provide safe mouth care at the end of life
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How to provide safe mouth care at the end of life

Lynne Pearce Health writer

Oral hygiene is a crucial part of providing dignified, compassionate care and should not be seen as low priority

Mouth care means keeping a person’s mouth clean, comfortable and healthy. Also known as oral care or hygiene, it includes cleaning the lips, tongue, roof of the mouth, gums, teeth and dentures.

Nursing Older People. 33, 6, 8-8. doi: 10.7748/nop.33.6.8.s3

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