If a resident has lost their appetite or is losing weight, the mouth is often not an obvious place to look but oral pain could be the reason. An assessment of the mouth should be considered. You don't need to be a dental professional to look in the mouth. You just require a torch pen, gloves and mask! For someone that is unable to communicate effectively ensuring that the mouth is clean, hydrated and comfortable is something that should be carried out routinely. Ensure you carry out an oral health assessment regularly. For a FREE Oral Health Assessment form to download and duplicate just ask!