publication . Article . 2014

The effect of dentifrice abrasion on denture topography and the subsequent retention of microorganisms on abraded surfaces.

Verran, J; Jackson, S; Coulthwaite, L; Scallan, A; Loewy, Z; Whitehead, K;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, volume 112, pages 1,513-1,522 (issn: 0022-3913, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Statement of problem. Denture surfaces provide hard nonshedding niches for the adhesion and subsequent accumulation of oral microorganisms into denture plaque, which can harbor various potential pathogens linked with oral mucosal lesions and inhalation pneumonia. The initial adhesion is the prerequisite for subsequent biofilm growth, and surface roughness niches facilitate this process by trapping cells. Retained microorganisms are then able to proliferate when the denture is returned to the oral cavity.Purpose. The purpose of this study was to measure the amount and strength of the attachment of microorganisms to a roughened denture acrylic resin surface. An in...
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free text keywords: Oral Surgery, Adhesion, Microorganism, Acrylic resin, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Dentistry, business.industry, business, Composite material, Abrasion (geology), Surface finish, Streptococcus oralis, biology.organism_classification, biology, Surface roughness, Materials science, Dentifrice
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