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Complete denture hygiene and nocturnal wearing habits among patients attending the Prosthodontic Department in a Dental University in Brazil

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Author(s):
Takamiya, Aline Satie [1] ; Monteiro, Douglas Roberto [1] ; Ricardo Barao, Valentim Adelino [1] ; Pero, Ana Carolina [2] ; Compagnoni, Marco Antonio [2] ; Barbosa, Debora Barros [1]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Aracatuba Dent Sch, Dept Dent Mat & Prosthodont, BR-16015050 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Araraquara Dent Sch, Dept Dent Mat & Prosthodont, BR-16015050 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: GERODONTOLOGY; v. 28, n. 2, p. 91-96, JUN 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 13
Abstract

Complete denture hygiene and nocturnal wearing habits among patients attending the Prosthodontic Department in a Dental University in Brazil Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the overnight wearing and cleaning habits of complete denture wearers. Background: Successful complete denture treatment can be achieved when the patients are motivated and aware of appropriate denture wear and hygiene. Materials and methods: A sample of 224 complete denture wearers (162 women) aged 37-89 years was studied. Inclusion criteria comprised edentulous subjects who had received their new complete dentures between 2000 and 2005 in the Dental Clinic of the Aracatuba and Araraquara Dental School, Sao Paulo State University. Ethical approval was sought and granted. Subjects were interviewed using questions related to overnight denture wearing and denture cleaning habits. Possible statistical relationships among some of items were analysed by the chi-square test at 5% significance level. Results: Of the patients, 55.8% removed their dentures during the overnight period and 88% did this every day. Among them, 66.4% removed both dentures. Most of the patients used brushing with toothpaste (105 patients - 46.87%) as a cleaning method. More than a half of the subjects (63.4%) showed biofilm and calculus on their dentures. Conclusion: The patients need instructions and motivation concerning denture hygienic and denture removal overnight. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/04408-8 - Incidence of fractures in the complete maxillary and mandibular dentures: a 5-year retrospective study
Grantee:Debora Barros Barbosa
Support type: Regular Research Grants