Commercial denture cleansers--cleansing efficacy against Candida albicans biofilm and compatibility wit soft denture-lining materials.

H. Nikawa, T. Yamamoto, T. Hamada, M. B. Rahardjo, H. Murata

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Abstract

Chemical cleansing has been suggested as one of the most effective methods for plaque control, particularly for resilient denture-lining materials. These materials are known to be easily colonized and infected by Candida albicans. Maintaining the cleanliness of such materials is difficult because of porosity and incompatibility with some types of denture cleansers. Therefore, denture cleansers used for soft liners must address both microbiologic and physical requirements. This study evaluated the antifungal efficacy of 11 commercial denture cleansers on C albicans biofilm, studied the compatibility of tissue conditioners with denture cleansers, and makes suggestions for the chemical cleansing of dentures lined with tissue conditioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-444
Number of pages11
JournalThe International journal of prosthodontics
Volume8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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