One of the major problems faced by most of the denture wearers especially geriatric population comes in the form of denture stomatitis, and the common causative organism is found to be Candida albicans. It has the greatest ability to form biofilm on the surface of the dentures. Various mechanical and chemical methodologies have been employed to eradicate this problem. Several studies have evaluated the antifungal properties of commercially available denture cleansers and other novel agents. Turbinaria conoides proves to have promising antifungal properties, and further studies have to be conducted to reach the depth of the individual compound responsible for the antifungal activity.
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Elevation of the resistance of heat-cured acrylic denture base resin against biofilm-forming Candida albicans by incorporating amphotericin B or clotrimazole. J Oral Res Rev 2018;10(2):51.
Mechanical and physical properties of experimental antifungal denture base resins. Oral Health Dent Stud 2018;1(1):5. DOI: 10.31532/OralHealthDentStud.1.1.005.
Comparative evaluation of two antifungal agents incorporated in auto polymerising denture base resin, heat polymerising denture base resin and permanent silicone soft liner-an in vitro study. J Clin Diagnos Res 2019;13(1):49–54.
Efficacy of commercial and household denture cleansers against Candida albicans adherent to acrylic denture base resin: an in vitro study. Indian J Dent Res 2012;23(1):39. DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.99036.
In vitro antifungal activity of certain seaweeds collected from Mandapam coast, Tamilnadu, India. Int J Adv Res Biol Sci 2014;1(7):557–559.
The effectiveness of nigella sativa alcoholic extract on the inhibition of Candida albicans colonization and formation of plaque on acrylic denture plates: an in vitro study. J Dent 2019;20(3):171–177. DOI: 10.30476/DENTJODS.2019.44911.
Development and validation of an in vivo Candida albicans biofilm denture model. Infect Immun 2010;78(9):3650–3659. DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00480-10.
Evaluation of surface roughness and Candida albicans attachment on light cured and heat cured acrylic denture base resin using Corega, Fittydent and Lacalut denture cleansers. Mustans Dent J 2015;12(1):53–65.
Determination of the effective anticandidal concentration of denture cleanser tablets on some denture base resins. J Appl Oral Sci 2018;26:e20170077. DOI: 10.1590/1678-7757-2017-0077.
Effectiveness of different cleaning agents against the colonization of Candida spp and the in vitro detection of the adherence of these yeast cells to denture acrylic surfaces. Yonsei Med J 2008;49(4):647–654. DOI: 10.3349/ymj.2008.49.4.647.
Overnight storage of removable dentures in alkaline peroxide-based tablets affects biofilm mass and composition. J Dent 2013;41(12):1281–1289. DOI: 10.1016/j.jdent.2013.08.002.
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In vivo efficacy of alkaline peroxide tablets and mouthwashes on Candida albicans in patients with denture stomatitis. J Appl Oral Sci 2010;18(3):291–296. DOI: 10.1590/s1678-77572010000300017.
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Evaluation of antifungal activity of seaweed extract (Turbinaria conoides) against Fusarium oxysporum. J App Nat Sci 2016;8(1):60–62. DOI: 10.31018/jans.v8i1.747.
Evaluation of antifungal activity of seaweed extract (Turbinaria conoides) against Pythium aphanidermatum (edson) fitzp by ameer junaithal begum. Life Sci Leaf 2015;63:162–168.
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