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The use of adaptive oral hygiene devices and orofacial exercise by adults with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) seems to improve their gingival health.
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PMID:  22726791     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Effect of a multi-faceted intervention on gingival health among adults with systemic sclerosis. Yuen HK, Weng Y, Bandyopadhyay D, Reed SG, Leite RS, Silver RM. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2011;29(Suppl. 65):S26-S32. REVIEWER: Jay Balzer, DMD, MPH PURPOSE/QUESTION: To evaluate the effect of using adaptive oral hygiene devices (powered toothbrush and flosser with a toothbrush handle) and orofacial exercise to improve the gingival health of adults with systemic sclerosis (SSc) when compared to a control group using more traditional oral hygiene devices (manual toothbrush and finger-held floss) and no orofacial exercise SOURCE OF FUNDING: The Scleroderma Foundation and the National Institutes of Health National Center of Research Resources grant #P20RR017696 TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE: Not applicable.
Jay Balzer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of evidence-based dental practice     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-3390     ISO Abbreviation:  J Evid Based Dent Pract     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-06-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101083101     Medline TA:  J Evid Based Dent Pract     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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