Infection with the fungus Candidi albicans is not uncommon particularly in those who wear full upper dentures. People who have suppressed immune systems or those that are taking steroids are also more susceptible.
The roof of the mouth, beneath the denture, may be red and uncomfortable, a condition called denture sore mouth. Otherwise a white layer may be present which can be rubbed off leaving a sore red area.
Advice & Treatment
The upper denture should be removed, its surface brushed and then left overnight in Chlo-hexidine Gluconate. The mouth should also be rinsed with 10ml of Chlo-hexidine Gluconate for one minute, twice daily. Continue this schedule for a further 48 hours after the condition has resolved. If it persists for more than one week, consult your dentist. If you do not wear dentures and a white plaque is present, consult your dentist for advice and treatment with anti-fungal drugs.