This eview of the effectiveness of effervescent tablets in the cleaning and sanitising of removable prostheses included 23 RCTs. Six RCTs contributed to meta-analyses which indicate that use of brushing and effervescent tables reduce biofilm and bacterial conts more than brushing alone.[read the full story...]
Denture stomatitis – which interventions are most effective?
This review of the comparative efficacy of interventions used for the treatment of denture stomatitis(DS) included 35 RCTs with 25 studies contributing to the meta-analyses. The findings suggest that topical antifungal agents produced the most effective clinical improvement and microwave disinfection and topical antifungals the best mycological resolution. Only one of the RCTs was at low risk of bias so the findings should be interpreted cautiously.[read the full story...]
Microwave disinfection of acrylic dentures
This review of effect of microwave disinfection on the dimensional stability of denture base acrylic resins included 7 in-vitro studies. A wide range of microwave disinfection protocols were used with the reviewers specifying two protocols that may be safe. However because of the heterogeneity and the small number of studies included these finding should be considered cautiously.[read the full story...]
Denture stomatitis: Are natural products effective?
This review comparing topical natural substances with conventional antifungals in the treatment of denture stomatitis included 17 studies 14 of which were RCTs. A wider range of natural products were tested and showed similar efficacy to antifungals however, almost all the studies were at high risk of bias so the certainty of the evidence is very low.[read the full story...]
Dentures: Overnight storage and Candida Albicans colonisation
This review of the effect of overnight storage conditions on complete denture colonization by Candida albicans included 6 small studies. The available evidence is limited and of low quality so well conducted and reported trials of appropriate size and required.[read the full story...]
Denture stomatitis: Is microwave disinfection effective?
This review of the effectiveness of removable complete denture disinfection using microwaves for the treatment of denture stomatitis included 3 small RCTs. While the findings suggest that microwave may be effective the evidence is of low certainty so additional high quality well reported studies are needed.[read the full story...]
Denture stomatitis: Is there a role for low-level laser therapy?
This review of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of denture stomatitis only identified 4 small RCTs providing limited low quality evidence of clinical effectiveness.[read the full story...]
Denture stomatitis: some evidence for nystatin and disinfecting agents
This review of interventions for the management of denture stomatitis identified 35 RCTs. A majority of the RCTs were at high risk of bias. The findings suggest that nystatin and disinfecting agents have a positive effect but the results should be viewed cautiously because of the quality of the available evidence[read the full story...]
Review suggests that disinfection methods could be an adjunct or alternative to antifungal medications in the treatment of denture stomatitis
Denture stomatitis is relatively common with studies suggesting that it can affect 35-50% of complete denture wearers. It is characterised by mild inflammation and redness of the oral mucosa and about 90% are associated with Candida. The aim of this review was compare the efficacy of antifungal therapy with any other alternative methods used for [read the full story…]
Denture stomatitis in patients with removable partial dental prostheses
The aim of this systematic review was to analyse the evidence on the occurrence of denture stomatitis (DS) and potential risk factors in patients wearing partial removable dental prostheses (RDPs). The Medline, EMbase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched. This was supplemented by manual searching. [read the full story…]