Efficacy of citric acid and chlorhexidine as denture cleansers against candida albicans – an in vitro study

Danalakshmi J,. Preetham Prasad Nittla,. Muralidharan and Shabana Bowsiya

A complete denture is defined as a dental prosthesis, which replaces the entire dentition and associated structures of the maxilla and mandible (1). A denture becomes susceptible to infections due to the biofilm formed on its surface on placement in the oral environment (2). Almost 11-67% of the denture wearers have reported with Denture stomatitis (3). Candida is one of the chief causes for denture- induced stomatitis due toit's adherence to denture surface and oral tissues, its ability to form biofilms and resistance to antifungal agents(4).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3908.0393