Recommendation ID

Daily mouth care for residents:- Does the delivery of a daily mouth care regimen in care homes maintain or improve adult residents' oral health-related quality of life?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- There is a lack of evidence on the delivery of daily mouth care for adults in care homes in England. Research is needed to find out whether this helps to maintain or improve residents' oral health and any other aspect of their physical health and wellbeing, including their self-esteem and dignity or language, reasoning and judgement.
There is little research about the oral health needs of adults with poor physical health, or a short life expectancy, or adults with dementia. It is important to understand the impact of oral health interventions on these groups to ensure equitable access to oral health services.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Oral health for adults in care homes
Date issued
July 2016

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/07/2016