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Content tagged with Oral hygiene

Xerostomia in Terminally Ill and Dying Patients: Best Practice

Lisa Sheehy, Jasper Shaw

Xerostomia (dry mouth) has a negative impact on health and quality of life. It can increase the risk of oral candidiasis, tooth cavities and infections and cause difficulties with swallowing and communicating. Maintenance of oral hygiene should be an integral aspect of nursing care. Oral hygiene is important within all... Read full article

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