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Brief Report  |   February 2001
Partial spectrum of microorganisms found in dentures and possible disease implications
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Brief Report   |   February 2001
Partial spectrum of microorganisms found in dentures and possible disease implications
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2001, Vol. 101, 92-94. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2001.101.2.92
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2001, Vol. 101, 92-94. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2001.101.2.92
Abstract

While it would appear that denture surfaces alone become colonized by microorganisms, this study showed that the porosity of denture material allows for contamination throughout the entire denture. Further, the numerous opportunistic and pathogenic microorganisms found in this study were unexpected and are known to produce not only substantial oral infections, but also systemic diseases.