Fungi associated oral cavity hygiene and denture stomatitis: A review on diagnostic and treatment

Ali Farzanegan, Halala Khalandi, Mehraban Falahati, Parisa Kardouni Khoozestani


Oral mucosal diseases, communications of opportunistic fungi with oral bacteria, host defense, and predisposing factors can affect oral hygiene. Denture stomatitis is a common inflammatory reaction with multifactorial etiology that is affected by oral hygiene. One of the most important factors that affect this condition is fungi, particularly Candida albicans. Accurate identification of etiologic agents of stomatitis at the species level is essential for selecting an effective drug and definitive treatment. The purpose of this article is to investigate the factors that are affected by oral hygiene with priority on the effect of Candida spp. on denture wearers.


Candida albicans; Denture stomatitis; Oral hygiene


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