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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 21(1): 117-125 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the clinical effectiveness of 10 toothbrush types
Rasool Mofid Corresponding Author: Dr. * , Ziba Maleki Dr., Sara Ehsani Dr., Faeghe Gholiniyakojidi Dr.
Assistant Prof.
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Aim: The aim of this investigation was ti determine the efficiency of several toothbrush on plaque removal.

Methods & Materials: this single blind crossover clinical trial was carried out on 10 dental students of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. during the year 2000 (1379) cases were selected randomly from a group of volunteers. Each sample was examined under a dental chair light using a flat dental mirror, both before and after brushing. The modified steelman brushing method was employed to remove dental plaque with one of the following toothbrush: Oral-B, GUM, Crest, Jarda, Jordan, Mina Laleh, Alfalij, Dr.Best, mojan toothbrushes. Disclosing tables were used to help identifying the plaque index according to Turesky modofication of Quigley and Hein Index (1962).

Results: Analysis of the data using ANOVA test showed a significant difference between the level of cleaning at the buccal surfaces (P<0.02). However this difference was not significant between these groups at the lingual side using any of the brushes.

Conclusion: Oral-B toothbrush was found to be significantly more efficient compared to other toothbrushes in it's clinical performance.

J Dent Sch 2003 21(1): 117

Keywords: manual toothbrush, dental plaque, bristle
     
Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2006/09/6
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Mofid R, Maleki Z, Ehsani S, Gholiniyakojidi F. Comparison of the clinical effectiveness of 10 toothbrush types. J Dent Sch. 2003; 21 (1) :117-125
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