This essay's goal is to analyse the quantity and calibre of oral hygiene material in a sample of pre-licensure nursing essentials books. There were seven textbooks examined. The actual number of pages and the percentage of the material that is devoted to oral health and hygiene were used to operationalize quantity. Congruence with recommended oral hygiene practises was used as the operational definition of content quality. Best mouth care practises included those that were supported by published dental research and review articles specifically about mouth care as well as published nursing research and review articles specifically about mouth care. These practises were primarily published by the American Dental Association. An average of 0.6% of content was allocated to mouth hygiene and health. Although the content's quality varied greatly, almost every textbook had some incorrect or out-of-date information. The use of foam sponges rather than soft toothbrushes and inappropriate denture removal were the two most frequent instances of inaccuracy.
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