Oral Hygiene Care for Functionally Dependent and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
Dental caries and periodontal disease account for most tooth loss experienced by Americans. The prevalence of tooth loss has decreased over the past 50 years and can be attributed to improved early detection and treatment of oral disease and more effective preventive measures, such as water fluoridation, increased use of fluoride toothpastes, and improved dental treatments.
This guideline provides practical information to assist healthcare providers with the provision and documentation of oral hygiene care for functionally dependent and cognitively impaired older adults to prevent plaque-related oral diseases. Written 2002; Revised 2011.
Toolkit Included in Guideline:
- Oral Health Assessment Tool (OHAT)
- Assessment of Current Oral Hygiene
- Communication and Intervention Techniques for Oral Health Care
- Oral Health Care Plan (OHCP)
- Treatment Therapies With Potential Xerostomic Oral Side Effects
- Knowledge Assessment Test
- Process Evaluation Monitor
- Outcomes Monitor
- Oral Care Products
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