Cleaning methods for removable dentures: A critical review of the literature
A literature review was performed including studies that evaluated the use of cleaning protocols for removable dentures through questionnaires, clinical trials, randomized clinical trials, and systematic reviews. Twenty studies were included and the results showed that bad preservation of the prostheses is mainly due to low knowledge about cleaning habits and methods. Also, a wide variety of effective cleaning methods were presented. However, there is no standard protocol for all patients and it should be customized for each patient. It is important to highlight that dentists should give adequate instructions concerning maintenance and hygiene of the prosthesis.
Dental prosthesis; Oral hygiene; Oral health.