Reasons we perform oral hygiene
Correct methods for brushing teeth
Safely care for dentures
Brushing a Resident’s Teeth
Providing Denture Care
Safe mouth care for the unconscious person
Providing Mouth Care for the Unconscious
Why Oral Hygiene?
To prevent mouth inflammation and tooth
damage by removing food particles which
cause bacterial growth.
Refresh the person’s mouth.
Teeth or dentures should be brushed
After every meal
At least morning and bedtime
Inspect the mouth for broken teeth and sores.
Encourage the resident to help as much as
Stroke: Food likely to accumulate in side of mouth
affected – rinse or wipe out as needed
Mouth Care for the Unconscious
or No Food/Fluids by Mouth
Position resident on their side or with head
turned to side
Packaged mouth care swabs or gauzewrapped tongue blades moistened with
Wipe all surfaces of the mouth
Moisten lips with lubricant
Follow plan of care
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