高齢者における義歯の清掃および管理の実態からみた感染予防に向けての課題  [in Japanese] Problems of Denture Cleaning and Management in the Elderly for Infection Protection  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 野首 孝祠 NOKUBI Takashi
    • 大阪大学歯学部歯科補綴学第二講座 The Second Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry
    • 池邉 一典 IKEBE Kazunori
    • 大阪大学歯学部歯科補綴学第二講座 The Second Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry
    • 三田 和弘 MITTA Kazuhiro
    • 大阪大学歯学部歯科補綴学第二講座 The Second Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry

Abstract

Removable dentures had great effects on general health and quality of life in the elderly. On the other hand, denture plaque has been reported to cause various diseases, not only stomatitis but also aspiration pneumonia.<BR>The purpose of this study was to determine the actual status of denture plaque in the elderly and to point out the problem in the future.<BR>The results were as follows:<BR>1. About half of the independent elderly wore their dentures continuously night and day and cleaned their dentures by brush only.<BR>2. Dependent elderly had a significantly larger amount of <I>C. albicans</I> on the fitting surface of dentures than independent elderly. Among dependent elderly, denture wearers had significantly larger amount of <I>C. albicans</I> on the palatal mucosa than non-denture wearers.<BR>3. Most of the staff in a nursing home felt that their knowledge of oral and denture hygiene was insufficient and had trouble with denture cleaning.<BR>From these results, it was concluded that it was necessary to show the actual status of denture hygiene, necessity of denture cleaning and the importance of oral care for the elderly not only to providers of elderly care but also all of the people.

Journal

  • Nihon Hotetsu Shika Gakkai Zasshi

    Nihon Hotetsu Shika Gakkai Zasshi 43(4), 659-665, 1999-08-10

    Japan Prosthodontic Society

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Cited by:  2

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008173986
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00197911
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    03895386
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  J-STAGE 
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