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Evaluation of Destaining Property of Denture Cleansers on Heat-cured Denture Base Resins using Common Indian Food Stains

Sandhya Gopalakrishnan, KR Kashinath, Philip Mathew

Citation Information : Gopalakrishnan S, Kashinath K, Mathew P. Evaluation of Destaining Property of Denture Cleansers on Heat-cured Denture Base Resins using Common Indian Food Stains. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2017; 7 (2):53-59.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1177

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



To compare the efficacy of two different denture cleansers in removing tea and paan stains from conventional and high-impact heat-cured denture base resins and also to find out the duration of contact required by the dentures with cleansers, for best results.

Materials and methods

A total of 80 specimens (40 conventional and 40 high impact) were fabricated. The samples were stained with tea and paan solutions. Stained samples were subjected to immersion in denture cleansers, namely Dentural (sodium hypochlorite) and Fitty Dent (sodium perborate). Optical density values were measured using spectrophotometer at prestain, poststain, postcleansing 15 minutes, postcleansing 8 hours, and post cleansing brushing. The data were analyzed statistically.


High-impact denture base resins stained more than the conventional denture base resin. Staining potential of paan solution was higher than that of tea solution. Dentural (sodium hypochlorite) is superior to Fitty Dent (sodium perborate) in the removal of stains at postcleaning 15 minutes and 8 hours immersion time in both the denture bases and 8 hours immersion time is better.


Both cleansers were effective in removing stains from denture surface, and Dentural is a better cleanser than Fitty Dent for all the postcleansing stages.

Clinical significance

Adequate removal of extrinsic stains from denture surface is essential for the health of the supportive area. The clinician must suggest an acceptable cleansing regime to the patient.

How to cite this article

Gopalakrishnan S, Kashinath KR, Mathew P. Evaluation of Destaining Property of Denture Cleansers on Heat-cured Denture Base Resins using Common Indian Food Stains. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2017;7(2):53-59.

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