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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Comparison of efficacy of conventional toothbrush and single tuft brush for the control of dental plaque


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Author Details : Himanshu Aeran*, Amrinder Singh Tuli, Jyoti Bartwal, Lakshya Vishnoi, Vibhuti Aeran

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2020

Article Page : 203-207


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Abstract

Aim: To compare the effectiveness of a Single Tuft Toothbrush (STB) with Conventional Toothbrush (CT) for the control of dental plaque.
Materials and Methods: Chronic generalized gingivitis patients (n=25) were selected and received professional oral prophylaxis. All the subjects were reevaluated after 7 days and based on the periodontal evaluation (probing pocket depth and clinical attachment level), only periodontally healthy subjects (n=20) were included in the study. Subjects were randomly divided into 2 groups: STB group (n=20); CT group (n=20). Subjects were instructed to use only the assigned toothbrush for 72 hours with a 3-day washout period. The evaluated parameters were Gingival index (Loe and Silness,1963), disclosed plaque index and modified sulcular bleeding index (Momblli,1987) at baseline (T=0) and at the end of each experimental period (T=72).
Results: On intragroup comparison there was statistically significant difference in all the parameters in both groups at 72 hours (p<0 p=0.00).>
Conclusion: Single tuft brushes are more effective for control of dental plaque as compared to conventional toothbrush.

Keywords: Periodontally, Conventional toothbrush.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijohd.2019.046

How to cite : Aeran H, Tuli A S, Bartwal J, Vishnoi L, Aeran V , Comparison of efficacy of conventional toothbrush and single tuft brush for the control of dental plaque. Int J Oral Health Dent 2020;5(4):203-207

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