Nurse Education Nursing Assistant Skills
The New Nursing Assistant: Providing Oral Care
Overview:Updated 3/13/08: Oral care should be provided on a daily basis to all those who are in any form of nursing care. The purpose of oral hygiene is to keep the mouth, teeth, gums, and tongue healthy. Poor mouth care can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and a lack of appetite.
- Assisted oral care
- Denture care
- Oral care for the unconscious person