Consumer resources on older peoples oral health care for residential care facilities

Booklet and fact sheets

Six of the best ways to maintain a healthy mouth

Based on the delivery of six of the best ways to maintain a healthy mouth for frail older people with complex oral health needs:

  • brush morning and night
  • high fluoride toothpaste on natural teeth
  • soft toothbrush on gums, tongue and teeth
  • antibacterial product after lunch
  • keep the mouth moist
  • cut down on sugar

This information comes in two formats:

Note: The preference for these resources is to be professionally printed. If you are printing downloadable booklet, the printer must be set to 'booklet' setting.

Bathroom prompts

A4 sized posters that can be used as a visual reminder to assist older people to maintain oral care.

Note: The preference for these resources is to be professionally printed using a synthetic micro-suction paper which is waterproof and adheres to mirrors and/or tiles.

Posters

A series of A3 sized posters are available for promotional displays.

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