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Among seniors, between 65-80% suffer
inflammation of the mouth or stomatitis. This is
caused by pathogens Candida albicans and
Candida glabrata often present in dentures. It is
associated with increased risk of systemic
diseases including emphysema and chronic
bronchitis, diabetes, heart diseases,
atherosclerosis, and hypertension.
At a microscopic level, dentures are porous and
serve as a harbour for bacteria and pathogens.
Dentures are one of the things that are regularly put in and out of the
mouth, thus, exposing them to microorganisms, pathogens and viruses.
Unclean dentures are a chronic source of potentially harmful bacteria and
fungi associated with systemic and oral diseases. Dentures carry a high level
of infectious organisms.
MRSA in Dentures
Experts have warned that dentures can be infected
with killer bugs like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a bacterium responsible for
highly infectious and difficult to treat diseases.
Dentures are known to be covered with thin layers
of bacteria known as bio films that settle in to the
crevices and in between teeth until they are breathed
into the lungs. This bacterium is fatal.
Cleaning the Dentures
This is why dentures must always be washed clean.
Studies suggest that patients need to clean dentures on
a daily basis just like their very own mouth. After all, it
goes in one of the biggest orifice of the body where
food, medicine, gases and fluids enter.
Dentures can also be disinfected by putting
them in the microwave for three minutes.
Another recommendation is to have
professionals clean the dentures using
ultrasonic technology on a yearly basis.
Dentures must be given the care they
deserve since they are used on a daily basis.
Like any investment, these deserve better
Merely soaking dentures in
cleansing solutions is not enough,
though, vital. Daily soaking of
dentures in a dentist prescribed
cleansing solution and brushing it
with anti-bacterial soap is
necessary. Soaking may help
soften food debris while gentle
washing scrubs the tartar build-up.
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