Oral hygiene care

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People with dysphagia are at a greater risk of poor oral hygiene and health. Dried secretion accumulated in oral cavity reduces oral sensitivity and promote bacterial growth. Aspiration of these pathogens can lead to life-threatening respiratory disorders and pulmonary infection. Oral care is therefore important issue from the perspective of preventing aspiration pneumonia and swallowing rehabilitation in dysphagic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDysphagia Evaluation and Treatment
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the Perspective of Rehabilitation Medicine
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789811050329
ISBN (Print)9789811050312
Publication statusPublished - 13-11-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)


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