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Effects of two toothbrushes on plaque, gingivitis, gingival abrasion, and recession: a 1-year longitudinal study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8055497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Plaque removal is an important part of good oral hygiene. Many short-term studies have compared the effectiveness of an electric toothbrush in plaque removal to that of a conventional, manual toothbrush. Previous studies proved the electric toothbrush to be more effective on a short-term basis; however, little is known about its long-term effects. In a study that examined 32 patients over a 12-month period, the authors found electric toothbrushing to be more effective in plaque removal. The study measured the differences in abrasion, gingival recession, gingival bleeding, and plaque scores. The study also concluded that no significant gingival abrasion was caused by electric toothbrushing.
S Wilson; D Levine; G Dequincey; W J Killoy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Compendium (Newtown, Pa.). Supplement     Volume:  -     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Compend Suppl     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-15     Completed Date:  1994-09-15     Revised Date:  2008-03-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110139     Medline TA:  Compend Suppl     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S569-79; quiz S612-4     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Periodontology, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Dental Plaque / therapy*
Dental Plaque Index
Gingival Hemorrhage / etiology
Gingival Recession / etiology
Gingivitis / prevention & control*
Longitudinal Studies
Multivariate Analysis
Periodontal Index
Single-Blind Method
Tooth Abrasion / etiology
Toothbrushing / adverse effects,  instrumentation*

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