Candida-associated denture stomatitis. Aetiology and management: A review: Part1. Factors influencing distribution of candida species in the oral cavity
Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2008
Australian Dental Journal
Volume 43, Issue 1, pages 45–50, February 1998
How to Cite
Webb, B. C., Thomas, C. J., Willcox, M. D. P., Harty, D. W. S. and Knox, K. W. (1998), Candida-associated denture stomatitis. Aetiology and management: A review: Part1. Factors influencing distribution of candida species in the oral cavity. Australian Dental Journal, 43: 45–50. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1998.tb00152.x
- Issue online: 12 MAR 2008
- Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2008
- Received for publication January 1997. Revised April 1997. Accepted April 1997.
- Candida albicans;
Candida species are yeasts and within the oral cavity, Candida albicans is the most frequently isolated. There is clear evidence that C. albicans adheres to oral surfaces including acrylic dentures and mucosa. The mechanisms of attachment differ, with candidal adhesion to inert surfaces under the control of hydrophobic and electrostatic forces and adhesion to mucosa dependent on a number of complex ligand-recognition systems. Other factors within the oral environment such as saliva, pH, bacteria and hyphal formation have been shown to influence adhesion of candida species to surfaces in the mouth.