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Guide to providing mouth care for older people

29 December 2011

Nursing Older People


The authors provide an overview of oral health, why it is important for older people and how poor oral health can affect nutritional status and quality of life....

A rationale for oral care

11 July 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Although oral hygiene is an essential aspect of care for every patient admitted to hospital (Jenkins 1989, Watson 1989), it would appear that oral care...

developing clinical guidelines on promoting oral health: an action research approach

01 March 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Over past decades the promotion of normalisation and socially inclusive policies has resulted in a move from institutional care to community living for people with a...

Baby tooth care: a forgotten priority?

16 January 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background The dental health of children in the UK has improved in the past 30 years, but tooth decay can still be a problem in children under five, especially those...

Diet, nutrition and oral health

01 March 2003

Primary Health Care


Aims and intended learning outcomes This article explores the ways in which a range of dental caries measures, including nutrition, plaque removal and the use of...

Oral assessment and intervention

01 October 2001

Nursing Older People


Oral care is a vital component of the holistic care given to patients and is necessary to promote the overall well-being of all individuals (Bowsher et al 1999). Yet...

Oral cancer prevention and early detection

30 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A discussion of nurses’ involvement in the prevention and detection of oral cancer.

Primary Sjögren’s syndrome

18 February 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article aims to raise awareness of the chronic autoimmune rheumatological disorder Sjögren’s syndrome. It describes the main symptoms, diagnosis and management...

The impact of oral health on nutritional status

20 March 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this article, the author argues that the assessment of oral health in older people is important as it can indicate signs and symptoms of oral and systemic...

Nursing students’ practice in providing oral hygiene for patients

25 April 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore and identify precedent factors that may influence nursing students’ oral hygiene practice in hospitalised patients, by using an adaptation of the...