How is denture stomatitis treated?
Good oral hygiene - It is important to keep your mouth as clean as possible and rinse your mouth and dentures after meals. Smoking encourages the growth of further yeast infections.
Keeping your dentures as clean as possible - Keep your dentures out of your mouth as much as possible, and definitely overnight. Some yeast infections will clear up completely if you don't wear your dentures at night for two weeks. Clean your dentures by brushing, soaking and then brushing again. We, Denture Square recommend using a soft toothbrush so you do not damage the material of your dentures. You can also soak your dentures in any solution used to sterilise babies' bottles. If your denture has metal parts, do not use anything that contains bleach, but use chlorhexidine instead. Do not use chlorhexidine every day as it will stain your denture. Use it once a week.
Medication - If good oral hygiene and careful cleaning have not helped, you will be given some treatment. There are many treatments available, most of them involving sucking tablets or lozenges slowly in your mouth. You may need to continue the treatment for one month.