Providing safe mouth care in end of life treatment
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Providing safe mouth care in end of life treatment

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Oral hygiene is a crucial part of administering dignified 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 known as oral care or oral hygiene.

Primary Health Care. 31, 6, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.6.13.s5

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