Launch of 'Healthy Mouth' Range
We are pleased to announce the publication of new, simple, pictorial patient information to improve understanding of the importance of oral health (a healthy mouth) and how to achieve it.
The range is designed for people at risk of poor oral health with learning disabilities and/or cognitive or related communication difficulties, e.g. long-term feeding problems, environmental/social/behavioural/sensory issues and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
The range of three resources uses Boardmaker ® symbols, is based on information originally developed by NHS Lothian Learning Disability Service and is endorsed by the British Dietetic Association.
9044 A Healthy Mouth
Patients will know: how to brush their teeth, gums and tongue; to clean dentures frequently; to visit their dentist regularly; that drinking through a straw may protect their teeth; how to maintain oral health when taking medication; and what to eat and drink for a healthy mouth.
9045 Nutrition Supplements, Thickeners and a Healthy Mouth
Includes guidance and special considerations for oral health when taking nutrition supplements.
9046 Nil by Mouth and a Healthy Mouth
Includes guidance and special considerations for oral health when nil by mouth.