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

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Oral hygiene is a crucial part of providing dignified and compassionate care

Mouth care is about keeping someone’s mouth clean, comfortable and healthy. It includes cleaning the lips, tongue, roof of the mouth, gums, teeth and any dentures. It may also be referred to as oral care or oral hygiene.

Nursing Standard. 36, 11, 59-60. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.11.59.s23

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