How do you treat denture stomatitis?
Most of the time, good oral hygiene and keeping your dentures clean is enough to treat denture stomatitis, but your dentist may prescribe some medical treatment, usually in the form of a tablet or lozenge.
If you suspect denture stomatitis, see your dentist.
What causes denture stomatitis?
Denture stomatitis is due to an overgrowth of Candida in the mouth. Often, it’s caused by poor denture and oral hygiene.
What does stomatitis look like?
You or your dentist may notice the area under your denture is red or red with white patches.
What should I eat if I have stomatitis?
Try to keep your sugar intake down, as Candida loves sugar. Also, soft foods like mashed potatoes, cooked vegetables, broths, yoghurt, and cottage cheese are good to eat if your mouth feels sore from denture stomatitis. Try to avoid highly acidic food or drinks (like orange juice) and spicy or crunchy foods.