Denture Hygiene: The Sharing Responsibility

  • Authors

    • Wael Zakaria Dr.
    • Yasser Almunajem Intern
    • Hadeel Alnowaiser Intern
  • Dentures, Hygiene, Brushing, Instructions, Follow-Up
  • Background: Regular and effective denture hygiene among complete denture patients has a great effect on preventing various oral lesions based on appropriate hygiene measures given by the prosthodontist.

    Objective: The current study aimed to analyze the denture hygiene behaviors among complete denture wearers at the Dental Hospital in Qassim University, KSA.

    Subjects and Methods: In the current study, 91 complete denture wearers (61 males and 30 females) attending the dental clinics at Qassim University in Saudi Arabia were included. A questionnaire was used which mainly focuses on evaluating the participants regarding the complete denture hygiene and their behaviors and ability to clean the denture at appropriate intervals.

    Results: A total of 91 patients were interviewed. Their age ranges between 35 to 85 years. (92.3%) of the participants received instructions about cleaning and care of their denture.78% of these instructions were verbal. (51.6%) of complete denture wearers used water and a toothbrush to clean their denture. Most of the patients (76.62%) removed their denture at night before sleep while less number (26.37%) did not. With regard to routine follow up, 73.6% of participants never attend any visit.

    Conclusion: Improve the awareness of complete denture patients towards the importance of maintaining their denture hygiene and the importance of regular periodic visit is a sharing responsibility between the prosthodontist and the patients.

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    Zakaria, W., Almunajem, Y., & Alnowaiser, H. (2018). Denture Hygiene: The Sharing Responsibility. International Journal of Dental Research, 6(1), 41-44.