logging in or signing up Halitosis in Long Term Care Shirdent Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 203 Category: Education License: Some Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: October 02, 2011 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description Bad breath is not bad because of the smell. People in long term care are often living behind this wall of stink, alone and depressed. Not to mention breathing in those toxic gases. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Halitosis: Halitosis IsolationCaring for those who can’t: Caring for those who can’t A dental hygienist is a state licensed professional dedicated to education and providing oral care.Halitosis: Halitosis Bad BreathHalitosis: Halitosis Where does it come from? Stomach Teeth Tongue SinusesLoneliness: Loneliness Isolated by a wall of stinkQuality of Life: Quality of Life Out of place New surroundings Isolated by breathLiving behind the wall: Living behind the wallProtect yourself: Protect yourself Yeah, rightBad breath: Bad breath Isn’t funny No dignityNot Healthful: Not HealthfulBacteria break down tissue: Bacteria break down tissueBacteria: Bacteria Break down proteinsVolatile Sulfur Compounds: Volatile Sulfur CompoundsNon-oral origins: Non-oral originsFoods : FoodsPolypharmacy : PolypharmacyPolypharmacy : Polypharmacy Nearly all medications reduce saliva Average number of medications per resident is 8Polypharmacy : Polypharmacy The combination of drugs that all cause dry mouth contribute to halitosisSaliva’s job: Saliva’s job Buffer acids created by bacteria Dilute bacterial byproductsOvergrowth of bacteria: Overgrowth of bacteria Produce gases Gases are exhaled into the atmosphereVolatile Sulfur Compounds: Volatile Sulfur Compounds Dangerous gasses Destroy tissues Harmful if inhaledVSC: VSC Hydrogen sulfide Significant H 2 S poisoning usually occurs by inhalation. Local irritant effects, along with arrest of cellular respiration, may follow. Effects similar to cyanide toxicity. Easily penetrates biologic membranes .VSC: VSC Hydrogen sulfide As a cellular poison, H 2 S affects all organs, particularly the CNS and pulmonary system. The spectrum of illness depends on the concentration and duration of exposure.VSC: VSC Methyl mercaptan Methyl mercaptan is a natural substance released from decaying matter. Little is known about the health effects of this compound. This chemical has been found in at least 2 of the 1,300 National Priorities List sites identified by the environmental Protection Agency (EPA).VSC: VSC Cadaverine n a foul-smelling diamine formed by bacterial decarboxylation of lysine. Cadaverine is poisonous and irritating to the skin. See also ptomaine Who wants this in Their mouthVSC: VSC Cadaverine n a foul-smelling diamine formed by bacterial decarboxylation of lysine. Cadaverine is poisonous and irritating to the skin. See also ptomaineCures: Cures Mouthwash Difficult to use Expensive AlcoholCures: Cures Xylitol Stops biofilm from growing Not enough bacteria to cause damage Many formsCures: Cures Xylitol Safe for use with diabetes Fewer calories than sugarCures: CuresCures: CuresCures: CuresProfessional Oral Care: Professional Oral Care These results suggest that POHC by dental hygienists is effective in preventing respiratory infections in elderly persons requiring nursing care.Slide 38: Bad breath is harmfulCumulative Effects: Cumulative Effects Cumulative effects of inhaling halitosis have not been studied.It’s up to all of us: It’s up to all of us Ask how to provide better oral care. Dental hygienists are here to help.Conclusion: Conclusion Bad breath is not inert Poisonous gases are emitted from decaying food and gum tissue in the mouth Dependent adults are at risk for inhaling those gases.Slide 42: Find out the laws restricting dental hygienists in your state! Mandating a dental hygienist on the staff of all Medicaid funded care facilities can save millions of dollars a year just in people with diabetes.Credits: Credits PowerPoint designed by Cross Link Presentations, LLC Presentation design Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH, FACE email@example.com Script Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH, FACE Photos: Dreamstime , Gutkowski, Stone Characters: PresenterMedia Copyright 2011 Exploring Transitions, LLC You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.