Open Access Research Article

Evaluation of Methods of Denture Cleaning

Zeynep Yeşil Duymuş1,2 and Sebahat Findik Aydiner3*

1Atatürk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, Erzurum, Turkey

2Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, Rize, Turkey

3Dentist, Ministry of Health Yıldırım Beyazıt University Yenimahalle Training and Research Hospital-District Polyclinic, Ankara, Turkey

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 26, 2021;  Published Date: April 14, 2021


Methods: The study, in which 180 dentists living in different regions participated, was carried out through a survey on Google Drive.

Results: 179 dentists (99.4%) participating in the survey stated that they had informed their wearers on denture care, while 1 (0.6%) stated that they had not offer such information. Prosthesis cleaning with soap and toothbrush is the most recommended method (100 dentists). When the methods employed by wearers in denture cleaning are evaluated according to their frequency of use, it was determined that soaking was the most commonly applied method, followed by cleaning with toothpaste and a toothbrush and cleaning with soap and a toothbrush.

Keywords: Cleansers; Denture; Stomatitis

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