Caring for Natural Teeth Poster

16 July 2020

Maintaining a healthy mouth:

  • Approach the resident in a relaxed and calm manner
  • Use a small amount of high fluoride toothpaste to brush
    natural teeth twice a day (morning and night)
  • Use a soft, small-headed toothbrush to massage along
    the gum line
  • Reduce frequency of sugar consumed
  • Increase hydration (drinking tap water)
  • AINs should check mouth daily for changes – have the dental hygienist/oral health therapist check the residents’ mouth every 3-6 months

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