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Randomized clinical controlled trial on the effectiveness of conventional and orthodontic manual toothbrushes.
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PMID:  22790501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two manual toothbrushes (conventional and orthodontic). The following clinical parameters were used: VPI (visible plaque index) and GBI (gingival bleeding index). Patients, 64 total (30 males and 34 females), in the permanent dentition, with a mean age of 17.8 years, were randomly selected from a practice specializing in orthodontics. Each participant received audio-visual instructions on oral hygiene as well as a kit of materials containing two manual toothbrushes (orthodontic and conventional). Each toothbrush was randomly allocated to one side of the mouth (split-mouth design) and used for a period of approximately 4 weeks. The VPI and GBI were measured by a single calibrated examiner before (T0) and after (T1) the implementation of interventions. The Mann-Whitney test was used to compare the VPI values between the groups, and the Student t-test for independent samples was used to compare GBI values. The level of significance was set at 5%. No statistically significant difference was observed between the groups at T0 for both VPI and GBI, and at T1 for the GBI. The manual orthodontic toothbrush produced a statistically lower VPI (P < 0.05) at T1, but this did not seem to be of clinical importance.
Lisiane Krieger Gomes; Carlos Frederico Sarmento; Flávio Roberto Guerra Seabra; Patrícia Bittencourt Dutra Dos Santos; Fábio Henrique de Sa Leitão Pinheiro
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brazilian oral research     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1807-3107     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz Oral Res     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101307187     Medline TA:  Braz Oral Res     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Potiguar University, Natal, RN, Brazil.
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