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Candidal Infections

woman brushing teethWe may find evidence in your mouth indicating a Candidal (yeast) infection. Everyone has yeast in his or her mouth, but it can overgrow under certain conditions. Below are some suggestions to help alleviate/prevent such infections.

Nystatin Rinse

•  Remove your denture(s) prior to rinsing your mouth.
•  Soak your denture(s) in a mixture of a splash of Nystatin rinse with enough water to cover the prostheses. Soak prostheses in this mixture whenever they are not in your mouth, especially overnight.
•  Brush the prostheses well before placing back in your mouth.
•  Soak your toothbrush and denture brush in a splash of Nystatin and water for several minutes, then rinse the brush.
•  Do not consume directly from the bottle or bottle cap; instead pour liquid into a separate cup to avoid contamination of the bottle.
•  Rinse your mouth with the Nystatin liquid before placing the treated prostheses back in your mouth.
•  Rinse with a tablespoon of the Nystatin liquid for 2 minutes, 2-3 times per day. You may spit out or swallow the liquid after rinsing. DO not rinse with water. Avoid eating and drinking for 30 minutes after rinsing
•  Rinse and soak your dentures before you go to bed as the last thing you do at night. Rinse and soak your dentures after you have eaten breakfast and brushed any remaining teeth as the last thing you do for your morning routine.

Mycolog Cream

•  Apply to corners of mouth 3-4 times per day as needed to relieve cracking.

Tips To Avoid Candidal Overgrowth

•  Always remove denture(s) at night or for at least 4-6 hours during the day.
•  Keep denture(s) brushed and clean.
•  Brush the roof of your mouth, your tongue, and gums with a soft toothbrush.
•  Keep yearly recalls to have your denture(s) evaluated for proper fit and to have oral tissues evaluated for disease.
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