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Journal: جنتاشاپیر
Year:1392 | Volume:4 | Issue:2
Start Page:131 | End Page:140

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COMPARISON OF NEW AND 3-MONTH-OLD TOOTH BRUSHES IN THE REMOVAL OF BACTERIAL PLAQUE IN AHVAZ DENTAL SCHOOL STUDENT 1388-89

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 Start Page 131 | End Page 140

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 Background and aim: There is inconclusive evidence about the relationship between TOOTHBRUSH WEAR and plaque removel. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of new and 3 monthold toothbrush in the removal of dental plaque.Materials and methods: In a randomized single blind clinical trial 63 students attended from Awaz Dental School. Subjects were divided to three groups. Plaque was scored pre-brushing and post brushing new toothbrushes using the Turesky et al index. After 3 months, plaque was rescored pre-brushing and post-brushing 3-month–old brushes following 48h periods of no ORAL HYGIENE. Collected data analyzed using Paired-t-test and ANOVA.Results: All 60 subjects compelated this study. Both the new and 3-month-old brushes reduced plaque scores significantly than prebrushing time. The percentage reductions in plaque scores achieved with the new brushes were not significantly different from those achieved with 3-month-old brushes from total surfaces. Compared with 3 type toothbrushes, no significant different were found for plaque score reduction with the new and 3-month-old brushes.Conclusion: This study found that 3-month-old toothbrushes were as effective as new brushes when used 3 brands toothbrush to removal of dental plaque.

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