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Mouth Care Matters in End-of-Life Care

Published: 17/09/2021
Last updated: 17/09/2021
Publication code: 009 921

This publication has been developed for people who work in health and social care to support the delivery of safe and effective mouth care for adults in end-of-life care. Mouth care includes cleaning the lips, tongue, roof of the mouth, gums, teeth and dentures and is a very important part of end-of-life care. This guidance includes the fundamental principles of mouth care, detail on mouth assessment and care planning, and signposts to further information and resources.

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