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Comparison of the effectiveness of two types of toothbrushes on the oral hygiene of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9199588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether orthodontic toothbrushes were superior to classical toothbrushes in the elimination of microbial dental plaque on teeth and brackets and in the maintenance of periodontal tissue health in patients, ages 12 to 22 years, with fixed appliances. Twenty patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances and brushing with the Bass technique were included in the study. Ten patients used the Oral B Ortho type toothbrushes (Oral B Laboratories Ltd.), whereas the remaining 10 patients used the Oral B Plus 35 type toothbrushes. Quigley-Hein plaque index, bonded bracket index, sulcus bleeding index, and periodontal pocket depth measurements were made at the beginning of the study and a month later. No statistically significant difference was found for plaque, sulcus bleeding, and periodontal pocket depth between Oral B Ortho and Plus 35 groups when the preinvestigatory and postinvestigatory measurements for the vestibular and proximal surfaces of upper and lower teeth were compared. This short-term study concluded that the Ortho-type toothbrush is not superior to the Plus 35-type toothbrush.
Authors:
H Kiliçoğlu; M Yildirim; H Polater
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0889-5406     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-01     Completed Date:  1997-07-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610224     Medline TA:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  591-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Dental Plaque / prevention & control*
Dental Plaque Index
Double-Blind Method
Female
Humans
Male
Orthodontic Brackets* / adverse effects
Periodontal Index
Periodontal Pocket / etiology,  prevention & control
Statistics, Nonparametric
Toothbrushing / instrumentation*

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