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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

Publication:
May/June 1992
Volume 5 , Issue 3

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Efficacy of Denture Cleansing Agents in an In Vitro Bacteria-Yeast Colonization Model

Drake/Wells/Ettinger

Pages: 214-220
PMID: 1524643

The purpose of this investigation was to develop a new, in vitro bacteria-yeast denture colonization model. Candida albicans and Streptococcus mutans, organisms associated with denture stomatitis, reproducibly colonized denture blanks in high numbers. Both Efferdent and Super-Strength Polident were able to substantially reduce or eliminate colonizing S mutans. In sharp contrast, however, no significant decreases in adherent C albicans were observed with either denture soaking agent.

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