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Oral hygiene 

Oral hygiene
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Oral hygiene
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10.1093/med/9780199235902.003.0012
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date: 21 September 2018

Introduction: giving oral hygiene advice 250

Oral hygiene instruction 252

Antiplaque agents 256

Toothpastes 258

Mouthwashes 260

While working as a dental nurse, you might be asked by the dentist to give a patient oral hygiene advice. The type of patient and their needs will determine the type of instructions you will need to give. For example, you might have to give advice to a child who has received a fixed appliance, an adult who has been fitted with a bridge, or an elderly person who has had a new partial denture made....

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