Oral Health

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Oral health's integral role in long-term care quality

Oral health's integral role in long-term care quality

While easy and relatively quick actions can reduce the severity of oral health issues developing over time, they are some of the most challenging activities to consistently attend to in many managed care settings.

MouthWatch creates product with HIPAA-compliant software

MouthWatch creates product with HIPAA-compliant software

The MouthWatch Home Dental Monitoring System allows providers to look at long-term care residents with an easy-to-use intraoral camera.

AMDA introduces oral health toolkit

AMDA introduces oral health toolkit

AMDA - Dedicated to Long Term Care has announced its Oral Health in the Long Term Care Setting Tool Kit.

Oral health problems on track to become as common and serious as falls, incontinence in elderly: report

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Unless steps are taken to improve dental hygiene in the elderly, oral healthcare will cause problems on the same scale as falls, incontinence and mobility limitations, according to recently published research.

Effective techniques imperative to providing great oral healthcare

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Long-term care nurses should embrace personal connections with residents to help them relax and allow oral healthcare, a specialist said recently.

Senior dental care in facilities

Senior dental care in facilities

Many long-term care residents are not provided with acceptable dental care, as oral health is often low on staff's priority list. If more facilities focused on dental care, they would find that it is not an extreme burden to focus some efforts on simple oral hygiene.