Comparative Evaluation Of The Effect Of Two Plant Extract And Denture Cleanser On The Staining And AntiFungal Efficacy Of Denture Base Resin: An In Vitro Study
INTRODUCTION: Edentulism is the most common oral problem encountered in the human population and the commonest remedy to it is dentures. Natural products and essential oils are promising therapeutic tools for oral infection. The increasing awareness towards the varied uses of natural products has made them a popular alternative to synthetic materials. Therefore, a study is planned to evaluate and compare the antifungal efficacy of triphala and aloe vera when combined with denture cleansers on heat activated polymethyl methacrylate resin.
MATERIALS AND METHOD: In the present study 30 samples of polymethyl methacrylate resin of 20mm X 10mm X 2.5mm were fabricated. All the samples will be grouped into three groups of ten samples each and will be immersed in three test solutions for 8 hours daily for 30 days. The samples will be tested by spectrophotometer. Another test will be that all samples will be first inoculated with candida albicans mature biofilm, after which they will be dipped in the three solutions to observe the decrease in colony forming units per millimetre.
RESULTS: There was a statistically significant reduction in CFU/ml of both triphala and aloe vera solution. However, no statistically significant difference was found in color stability among the two groups.
CONCLUSION: Within the limitations of this study, it was found that both the denture cleansers showed a significant difference decrease in CFU/ml for anti-fungal efficacy on denture base resins when compared to the control group. However, both the denture cleansers did not show a significant difference on the color stability of denture base resins.