Read this guide on how staff can easily improve the oral health of care home residents.
What you can do
Here is a quick guide on how staff can easily improve the oral health of care home residents with four simple questions:
- How do you usually manage your daily mouth care and what help would you like?
- What dental aids do you currently use? For example, do you use a manual or electric toothbrush? Do you use mouthwash or floss?
- Do you have dentures and, if so, are they marked with your name? If not, would you like them to be marked?
- When did you last see the dentist? If you don’t have a dentist, would you like help to find one?