What you need on knowing about Denture Stomatitis: Causes, Cures and Prevention
20% of the UK population wore removable dentures and two-thirds of these individuals have denture stomatitis. Indeed, it is important knowing Denture Stomatitis, its causes, its cures, and its prevention. Moreover, poor oral hygiene is commonplace among this group, as is smoking and xerostomia, which also contribute to the development of denture stomatitis. A complex polymicrobial biofilm can increase on the surface of denture materials and matures to form visible denture plaque.
Denture Plaque represents a potential risk factor for diseases
This denture plaque biofilm stimulates a local inflammatory process that is detectable clinically as erythema, and hyperplasia. Systemically, denture plaque represents a potential risk factor for systemic disease, in particular aspiration pneumonia. Denture plaques carry respiratory pathogens. Furthermore, overnight denture wear links to an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia. Adequate management of denture stomatitis generally lacks evidence and we present a protocol for use in the primary care setting.
Article from: Hannah VE, O’Donnell L, Robertson D, Ramage G.
Separately, an article from Oral Health Foundation described, “Denture stomatitis is caused by a yeast or fungus called candida. It is not an infection that we get or pass on to others, because we all have some candida in our mouths. Thrush can appear in other parts of the body, but when it affects the mouth it may be called ‘denture stomatitis’.”
Lorin Berland, DDS