2008 - Review: Enhanced oral hygiene prevents respiratory infection in older persons in hospitals and nursing homes

Weed, Harrison G.
March 2009
ACP Journal Club;3/17/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 3, p5
Academic Journal
The article deliberates on the benefits of enhanced oral hygiene for older patients admitted in hospitals and nursing homes. Research conducted reveal that enhanced oral hygiene prevents respiratory infection and death from pneumonia in older patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Teeth brushing or oral cleansing after meals and before surgery and frequent professional dental treatment are recommended for oral care.


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