Many people need to be cleaned every six months to keep their teeth and gums healthy. However, if you're prone to tooth decay or gum disease, your dentist may need to see you more often. For example, it's common for people with gum disease to see the dentist every three to four months. All residents must undergo an oral health evaluation when they move to the care home, and the result must be recorded in their care plan.
They should also ensure that nursing home services train healthcare personnel to understand oral care needs and perform the evaluation, and that they know the signs of poor dental health, such as tooth decay, abscesses, dry mouth and gum disease. To increase the methodological quality of oral health evaluations and facilitate their research in future research, it is necessary to standardize oral health assessment. Considering the scant evidence of the proposed oral health evaluations, the OHAT and the ROAG are the most comprehensive in terms of the oral health elements included (including classification and referral to a dental professional when necessary) and their studies are of the best methodological quality combined with quality positive. evaluation of validity and reliability.
They ensure that care staff are trained to understand oral care needs and perform the evaluation, and that they are aware of signs of poor dental health, such as tooth decay, abscesses, dry mouth and gum disease. Nursing home staff can conduct oral care needs assessments, however, dental professionals must perform comprehensive oral health care evaluations.