Alkaline peroxides versus sodium hypochlorite for removing denture biofilm: A crossover randomized trial

10Citations
Citations of this article
49Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

This study evaluated the efficacy of cleanser solutions on denture biofilm removal by a crossover randomized clinical trial. Thirty two edentulous patients were instructed to brush their dentures (specific brush and liquid soap) three times a day (after breakfast, lunch and dinner) and to soak them (≥ 8 h) in: (C) control-water; (AP): alkaline peroxide; or (SH) 0.5% sodium hypochlorite. Each solution was used for 21 days (three cycles of 7 days). At the end of each cycle, the inner surfaces of maxillary dentures were disclosed (1% neutral red) and photographed (HX1-Sony). Areas (total and stained biofilm) were measured (Image Tool software) and the percentage of biofilm calculated as the ratio between the area of the biofilm multiplied by 100 and total surface area of the internal base of the denture. Data were compared by means of generalized estimating equation (α=5%) and multiple comparisons (Bonferroni; α=1.67%). Immersion in SH reduced biofilm (%) (8.3 ± 13.3B) compared to C (18.2 ± 14.9A) and AP (18.2 ± 16.6A). The 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solution was the most efficacious for biofilm removal. Alkaline peroxides may not lead to further biofilm removal in patients with adequate denture maintenance habits.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Peracini, A., Regis, R. R., Souza, R. F. D., Pagnano, V. O., Silva, C. H. L. D., & Paranhos, H. D. F. O. (2016). Alkaline peroxides versus sodium hypochlorite for removing denture biofilm: A crossover randomized trial. Brazilian Dental Journal, 27(6), 700–704. https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-6440201600913

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free