Change of number of oral Candida species by tongue brushing

M. Tamamoto, K. Nakamoto, M. Furuebisu, H. Abekura, T. Hamada

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of tongue brushing on the change of oral Candida species. Among the tongue brushing programs for 50 days, 5 subjects wearing dentures were measured the number of Candida species at tongue, denture and denture bearing mucosa and in oral rinsing. The following results were obtained. 1. After the tongue brushing program, the number of Candida species at tongue and in oral rinsing decreased significantly. 2. The tongue brushing with denture plaque control decreased in number of Candida species at denture more effectively than without denture plaque control. 3. The number of Candida species at denture bearing mucosa decreased by tongue brushing. 4. It seemed that the tongue brushing was effective to prevent denture stomatitis caused by denture plaque.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-214
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Hotetsu Shika Gakkai zasshi
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Feb

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    Tamamoto, M., Nakamoto, K., Furuebisu, M., Abekura, H., & Hamada, T. (1990). Change of number of oral Candida species by tongue brushing. Nihon Hotetsu Shika Gakkai zasshi, 34(1), 208-214. https://doi.org/10.2186/jjps.34.208