Microbial contamination in four commercially available denture adhesives.

  title={Microbial contamination in four commercially available denture adhesives.},
  author={Willard Gates and Mira Goldschmidt and Dietrich Kramer},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  volume={71 2},
Four brands of commercially available powder denture adhesives were tested for microbial contamination. Sterile Petri plates that contained either brain-heart infusion (BHI) or Sabouraud's (SAB) agar were inoculated with 0.5 gm samples of each adhesive. The BHI plates were incubated aerobically and anaerobically at 35 degrees C and the SAB plates aerobically at 30 degrees C for 2 weeks. The sterility of these procedures was confirmed by incubating uninoculated control plates. All bottles of… CONTINUE READING