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Comparative laboratory evaluation of three toothbrushes regarding interproximal access efficacy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1306675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new toothbrush from the Colgate-Palmolive Company, called the Colgate Precision toothbrush, was compared to the Oral-B 40 toothbrush and Reach Full-Head soft toothbrush using a laboratory device designed to simulate clinical toothbrushing motions and pressures. The toothbrushing time was sixty seconds for each vertical or horizontal brushing motion and for each of the three brushing weights tested, 250, 500 or 750 grams. Interproximal access efficacy was determined by measuring the maximum width of the brushing stroke measured on pressure sensitive paper placed around the simulated anterior or posterior teeth. Twenty-four toothbrushes of each design were evaluated for each toothbrushing motion, tooth shape and toothbrushing weight for a total of 864 measurements. In all studies conducted, the Colgate Precision toothbrush had statistically superior total interproximal access efficacy scores compared to the Oral-B and Reach toothbrushes. In several assessments the Reach toothbrush was superior to the Oral-B 40 toothbrush.
S L Yankell; X Shi; R C Emling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical dentistry     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0895-8831     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Dent     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-19     Completed Date:  1993-08-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904411     Medline TA:  J Clin Dent     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  C5-8     Citation Subset:  D    
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Toothbrushing / instrumentation*

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