Guidance for Care homes and Care agencies

on good mouthcare for vulnerable adults

Cleaning someone else’s mouth can be difficult and is important for their dignity, health and wellbeing. This guide has been developed for use by care homes and home care agencies. It outlines:

  • Why mouthcare is important
  • How best to assess a client’s mouthcare needs & develop a care plan 
  • Factsheets on common conditions
  • Useful products
  • How to ID a denture
  • How to access dental care for your clients


Accompanying theguide are some useful documents including: