P713 Geriatric Oral Health
of verifiable CPD
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Plaque formed on the surfaces of removable dentures can have a significant impact on oral health, as long as it can lead to infection of denture-supporting mucosa (stomatitis), gum inflammation (gingivitis) and tooth decay.
Denture plaque can be removed by several different methods which include: brushing with paste, soaking in chemicals (e.g. effervescent tablets or bleach) and using special devices (a microwave oven or ultrasonic device).
On completion of this module you will understand the problems of denture cleanliness and be able to advise a patient of the effectiveness of various cleansing methods.