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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....

Dental health management for children with special healthcare needs

01 June 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Good dental health is essential for good communication, nutrition and self-esteem. There is evidence of a correlation between special needs, unequal access to dental...

Developing an integrated resource to promote oral health in nursing homes

26 February 2018

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Public health is the responsibility of every nurse and nursing practice should adopt a life course approach to the promotion of health and well-being. This approach...

Developing and implementing an oral care policy and assessment tool

12 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Oral hygiene is an essential aspect of nursing care. Poor oral care results in patients experiencing pain and discomfort, puts individuals at risk of nutritional...

Maintaining oral health after stroke

08 August 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Oral care is essential to maintain oral health and prevent complications such as tooth loss, gingivitis and periodontitis. Poor oral hygiene in dependent,...