How can a care home best ensure the good oral health of residents? What resources are available that can be used to help?

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How can a care home best ensure the good oral health of residents? What resources are available that can be used to help?

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All adult social care residential homes should have policies in place that promote effective oral health care for their service users. These should be based on best practice guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), including:

  • NG48: Oral Health for Adults in Care Homes (July 2016)

  • QS151: Oral Health in Care Homes (June 2017).

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