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Smiling Matters: Oral Health Care in Care Homes

In June 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their review report, ‘Smiling Matters: Oral health care in care homes.’The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) had produced guidelines (NG48) recognising the importance of good oral care for adults in care homes. The aim is to maintain and improve oral health and ensure timely access to dental treatment.The NICE guidelines include recommendations for care home managers, staff and people who use services and their carers, focusing on: Care home policies on oral health and providing people with support to access dental services Oral health assessment and mouth care …