Cleansing efficacy of commercial denture cleansers: Ability to reduce candida albicans biofilm activity

Hiroki Nikawa, Tskaharu Yamamoto, Taizo Hamada, Shinsuke Sadamori, Sangeeta Agralval

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Abstract

A simple method to measure Candidal biofilm activity using pM change of Stomastat was developed and used to evaluate the efficacy of 11 commercial denture cleansers on Candida albicans biofilm. The initial number of yeasts inoculated correlated with the pH vaiue of Stomastat after both 24- and 30- hour incubation periods (r= 0.992; r= 0.988, respectively; P<.01), which supported the method’s validity. The ability of the cleansing agents to decrease fungal biofilm activity varied depending upon the components of the agents. In general, peroxide denture cleansers, a disinfectant, and one enzyme cleanser were more efficacious than the other types tested in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-534
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Prosthodontics
Volume8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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