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A clinical comparison of two electric toothbrushes with different mechanical actions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2083477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of plaque removal of the Water Pik Automatic Toothbrush and Interplak brush versus the Oral B-40 manual brush. Thirty healthy patients having plaque on all tooth surfaces were admitted for this two-week, double-blind study. Patients served as their own control by brushing manually for one week, and then for a second week with a randomly-assigned electric brush. Three plaque indexes were scored at baseline, one week and two weeks. For all these indexes, results showed that the Water Pik Automatic Toothbrush removed significantly more plaque than manual brushing. The Interplak brush removed statistically more plaque than manual brushing only with the Turesky Index. The data for all indexes have a trend toward better plaque scores for patients who used the Water Pik Automatic Toothbrush. However, statistical analysis of these scores showed that both electric toothbrushes performed equally well.
S G Ciancio; M L Mather
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical preventive dentistry     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0163-9633     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Prev Dent     Publication Date:    1990 Aug-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-14     Completed Date:  1991-05-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8004895     Medline TA:  Clin Prev Dent     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-7     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Periodontics, State University of New York, Buffalo.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Plaque / prevention & control
Dental Plaque Index
Toothbrushing / instrumentation*
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