Mouth Care Matters Resources

The below Mouth Care Matters resources are available to view or download:



Mouth Care Matters Guide 

This guide complements the Mouth Care Matters training that is currently being delivered in hospitals.  The information to the best of our knowledge is up-to-date and evidence-based.  Much of the focus of the guide is from experiences of our team on the wards.

Mouth Care Assessment and Recording Form (Longer version) 

This tool has been developed by the Mouth Care Matters team, working alongside nursing staff and allied health care professions.  It has been audited and modified based on feedback.  The recording pack consists of three parts (a) Mouth care screening – front page – to help identify high risk patients (b) Mouth care assessment – inside pages – to plan what support and care is needed (c) Daily recording sheet – back page.  This entire form can be adapted to be used in different formats.  For example, some trusts may use a stand alone tool, others may have it as part of a bundle of nursing care plans and others may use it digitally.

Mouth Care Assessment and Recording Form (Shorter version)

This tool is a modification of the above and has been developed from staff feedback to create for more space to record mouth care.

Oral Health Needs Assessment & Oral Care Plan Combined 

This tool has been developed for individuals in care homes.  It screens to identify oral health problems, creates an oral care plan and has a recording sheet.

Product Order Information 

The purpose of this guide is to provide hospital staff with information on how to order suitable mouth care products for inpatients.  MCM is not affiliated with any brand, company or product.



Directly observed daily mouth care provided to care home residents in one area of Kent, UK

Standardising the delivery of oral health care practice in hospitals

An investigation into denture loss in hospitals in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Putting the mouth back into the body

Management of a hospitalised patient with dementia



Mouth Care Assessment guide

How to do an oral assessment

The Denture Sunflower

Denture Care



How To Brush Your Teeth: Video tutorial

How To Clean A Denture: Video tutorial



Mouth Care and Oral Health



Why Mouth Care Matters: British Geriatrics Society

Denture Loss: British Geriatrics Society

Why Worry About Mouth Care: British Geriatrics Society