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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 6 ( June, 2015 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effectiveness of a Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.12% and Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.05% Solution in eliminating Candida albicans Colonizing Dentures: A Randomized Clinical in vivo Study

Antoine Cassia

Citation Information : Cassia A. Effectiveness of a Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.12% and Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.05% Solution in eliminating Candida albicans Colonizing Dentures: A Randomized Clinical in vivo Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015; 16 (6):433-436.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1702

Published Online: 01-06-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Abstract

Background

Effective denture hygiene is important for patients suffering from denture stomatitis (DS). This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a solution containing 0.12% chlorhexidine (CHX) digluconate and 0.05% cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) in eliminating Candida albicans colonizing dentures.

Materials and methods

Forty denture wearers (11 men, 29 women; age range 40 to 80 years) with clinical evidence of DS were randomly divided into two groups, one test and one control. The dentures of the test group were treated by immersion in a solution of 0.12% CHX and 0.05% CPC while those of the control group were immersed in distilled water. Swabs were collected from the fitting surfaces of the upper dentures prior and post cleaner use and examined mycologically.

Results

Reduction in the number of colony-forming units (CFU) of Candida albicans after immersion of the dentures in a solution of 0.12% CHX and 0.05% CPC was significantly greater than that of the control group.

Conclusion

A solution of 0.12% CHX and 0.05% CPC tested as a product of disinfection of the acrylic dentures showed significant results after immersion of 8 night hours for 4 days.

How to cite this article

Aoun G, Cassia A, Berberi A. Effectiveness of a Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.12% and Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.05% Solution in eliminating Candida albicans Colonizing Dentures: A Randomized Clinical in vivo Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015;16(6):433-436.


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