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What unclean dentures cost human health


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What unclean dentures cost human health

  1. 1. What Unclean Dentures Cost Human Health Unit 7, 177 Stirling Street (Entrance at Parry Street) Perth WA 6000 (08) 9227 7700
  2. 2. vv 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. Pathogens 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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 treatment. 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.
  5. 5. Resources: Stirling Street Dental Clinic- Mail Online- 2126469/Suddenly-holiday-kiss-grandma-lot-terrifying-Deadly-MRSA- bacteria-lurking-dirty-dentures-claim-scientists.html Senior Living- hygiene