Effect of a benzoic acid-detergent germicide on denture-borne Candida albicans

J Prosthet Dent. 1986 Jun;55(6):699-700. doi: 10.1016/0022-3913(86)90446-4.

Abstract

Benzoic acid combined with a detergent was used to safely and effectively decontaminate dentures colonized with Candida albicans. Surface decontamination was accomplished by soaking the dentures in the germicide solution for a period of 6 hours to overnight. Decontamination may occur in as little as 10 minutes when soaking is combined with ultrasonic enhancement.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Benzoates / pharmacology*
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Candida albicans / drug effects*
  • Candida albicans / isolation & purification
  • Dentifrices / pharmacology*
  • Denture Cleansers / pharmacology*
  • Dentures*
  • Detergents / pharmacology*
  • Surface-Active Agents / pharmacology*
  • Time Factors
  • Ultrasonics

Substances

  • Benzoates
  • Dentifrices
  • Denture Cleansers
  • Detergents
  • Surface-Active Agents
  • Benzoic Acid