Client Family Teaching

1. Daily home fluoride treatments for persistent dry mouth.

2. Avoid alcohol-containing mouth rinses and beverages.

3. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages.

4. Dry mouth can be treated with tart, sugarless gum or candy, water, sugar-free beverages, or with saliva substitutes if dry mouth persists.

5. Review use, care, and storage of inhaler. Rinse out mouth and wash the mouth piece, spacer, sprayer and dry after each use.

6. Review technique for use and care of prescribed inhalers and respiratory equipment. Rinsing of equipment and of mouth after use is imperative in preventing oral fungal infections.

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