Denture Stomatitis

Denture stomatitis is a common occurrence in denture wearers, resulting in an area of erythema (redness) beneath the denture. It is caused by multiple factors.

As many as 67% of existing denture wearers are thought to have Candida-associated denture stomatitis. Candida is a yeastlike fungi that has been found to populate the denture base, as well as the oral tissues.

Proper cleaning of dentures is vital to help prevent denture stomatitis.

Denture stomatitis is a disease that is chronic and has multiple causes. It tends to compromise the denture wearers quality of life.

Eliminating this disease requires treatment of both the oral tissues and the denture.

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