Betty’s Story: A Reflection on the Importance of Oral Health

Mouth Care Matters (MCM) introduces an insightful account on patient care.

This video highlights the importance of implementing programmes like MCM to improve an individual’s overall health and wellbeing.

Betty is like a lot of patients admitted to hospital across the country; very proud of her teeth and mouth. Following an unplanned admission, Betty’s oral health deteriorated.

Sometimes the focus of care for patients in hospital is centered on the reason for admission.  MCM highlights the importance of holistic care, putting the mouth back into the body and remembering to include mouth care and a mouth care assessment as part of patient’s basic care.

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