Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Adults who move into a care home have their mouth care needs assessed on admission.

Statement 2 Adults living in care homes have their mouth care needs recorded in their personal care plan.

Statement 3 Adults living in care homes are supported to clean their teeth twice a day and to carry out daily care for their dentures.

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing oral health services include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.

NICE and the Social Care Institute for Excellence have also developed a quick guide for care home managers on improving oral health for adults in care homes.