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Helping with mouth care

When you’re ill, you’re more likely to have mouth problem like dryness, ulcers, infection, bleeding gums, too much saliva and altered taste.

Good oral hygiene can reduce your friend or relative’s risk of these problems by helping to stop bacteria building up and keeping their mouth fresh.

Marie Curie's Information and Support team has produced this information with help from:

  • Marie Faulkner, Senior Social Media Manager, Marie Curie
  • Rachael Brady, Senior Legacy Officer, Marie Curie
  • Our Readers' Panel volunteers.

This information is not intended to replace any advice from health or social care professionals. We suggest that you consult with a qualified professional about your individual circumstances. Read more about how our information is created and how it's used.

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