The Digestive System

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  1. Nursing FACTS About the Oral Cavity:

    1.) Cavity is lined w/mucous membranes.
    2.) Normal oral mucosa is light pink, soft, moist, smooth, and no lesions.
    3.) Medications, exposure to radiation, and mouth breathing can impair salivary secretion.
    4.) Xerostomia – dry mouth.
    5.) Gingivitis – inflammation of the gums.
    6.) Dental Caries – tooth decay.

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