Care recipient (cr) has bad breath

Try: Encourage the cr to brush his or her teeth after every meal if the cr has dentures encourage him or her to rinse them off with warm water after every meal help the cr use a mouthwash that destroys bacteria encourage the use of mints to freshen breath recurring bad breath can be a sign of gum disease check regularly for signs of inflammation along the gum line

Materials: Toothbrush toothpaste or denture cleaner mouthwash mints

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Social, Some Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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Keywords: Breath embarrassing dentures gum disease halitosis

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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