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Comparison of the Effects of Ultrasoft Oral B, GUM, and Fuchs Manual Toothbrushes on Plaque Indices and Gingival Bleeding

Saffarzadeh Anahita, khodarahmi Neda, Mohammadi Mohammad,
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 ( Saffarzadeh Anahita ) - Kerman Dental School Department of Endodontics
 ( khodarahmi Neda ) - Kerman Dental School Department of Periodontics
 ( Mohammadi Mohammad ) - Kerman Dental School Department of Periodontics

Abstract


Objective: Dental plaque is the main etiologic factor for dental caries and periodontal diseases. The best method to eliminate plaque is the mechanical method. The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of different brands of ultrasoft manual toothbrushes on plaque control and gingival bleeding.

Methods: In the present cross-over randomized clinical trial, the subjects were divided into 3 groups (n=10). In the first examination session, bleeding index was recorded. Then each subject was given a toothbrush (Oral B, GUM, or Fuchs) and asked to brush twice a day using the Bass technique. They were asked to avoid brushing for 24 hours after a week and refer for recording the indices. During the second session, bleeding on probing was recorded before and plaque index was recorded before and after brushing. The plaque index before brushing was considered the baseline plaque index. After a one-week period of wash-out each subject used next toothbrush. Kolmogorov-Simonov test and ANOVA, t-test and post hoc tests were used for analysis of data.

Results: The results showed no significant differences in O’Leary plaque index and a decrease in gingival bleeding between the different brands of ultrasoft toothbrushes, except the superiority of Fuchs toothbrush in decreasing Turesky plaque index. All the three toothbrush brands improved plaque index and gingival bleeding index compared to the baseline.

Conclusion: Ultrasoft toothbrushes can have a role in decreasing plaque index, but they do not decrease the plaque index to the optimal level, which might affect their prescription.

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dental plaque; gingival bleeding; toothbrushes

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