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CaviCide being used on Dentures?

Hi, I am currently using an emergency denture at the moment. It has a porous lining inside that gets changed every 2 weeks while my gums are healing. I noticed the last time I was in the office the denturist sprayed my denture with CaviCide, then rinsed it under water for about 5 seconds. Then he handed it to me to put in my mouth. Is this normal practice? MSDS says this is a product that shouldn’t be inhaled or swallowed. Thanks!



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This is standard infection control protocol and is normal practice. Here is a link from OSAP (original resource: CDC) which states to clean appliances with a low to intermediate level disinfectant (i.e. Cavicide), rinse, then give to patient (or store) (Rinsing your denture after the use of Cavicide removes the surface disinfectant): https://www.osap.org/page/FAQDISIN20134/FAQ—Disinfection—2013.htm?page=SegmentEducators
 
If you have any further questions about infection control while at your dental office, don’t hesitate to ask them!

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