Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 4

Denture Hygiene in the Context of the Increasing Elderly Population-A Review

Pradeep C Dathan1, Chandrasekharan Nair K2*, Viswanath Gurumurthy3 and Bheemalingeswara Rao4

1Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
3Associate Professor, Department of Dental Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, KSA
4Professor of Prosthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: K Chandrasekharan Nair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: February 09, 2024; Published: March 08, 2024

Abstract

March 20th is celebrated as world oral health day, highlighting the importance of oral hygiene. The theme of this year is ‘Be proud of your mouth: Oral health’. This review is done to highlight the importance of denture hygiene and maintenance of oral health of the individuals who wear removable complete dentures. Within another three decades, one fifth of the population will be constituted by senior citizens and a sizable number will be denture wearers. By the turn of this century, academics in the dental profession believed that the relevance of complete dentures will reduce but in reality, this has not happened and the need for complete dentures sustained because of the enhanced expectancy of life. Maintenance of denture hygiene and related denture stomatitis caused predominantly by Candida albicans do not receive adequate attention at present. Elderly individuals are handicapped with many medical conditions which further limit the oral health status. In this review, different methods of denture cleaning are briefly described. Standard protocols of denture maintenance available in the literature is also included.

Keywords: Denture Hygiene; Chemical Cleaning; Oral Microflora; Oral Health; Denture Stomatitis; Ultrasonic Cleaning; Candida

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Citation

Citation: Chandrasekharan Nair K., et al. “Denture Hygiene in the Context of the Increasing Elderly Population-A Review".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 8.4 (2024): 18-25.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2024 Chandrasekharan Nair K., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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