Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 114--118

Comparative evaluation of two manual toothbrushes with different bristle designs for plaque removal efficacy in females – A clinical study


Lata Prabhu Warad1, Chitra Laxmikant Patil2, Aishwarya Parag Dabholkar3, Deepthi Thottungal Rajan3, Ghodke Monali2 
1 Coorg Institute of Dental Science, Virajpet, Karnataka, India
2 Government Dental College and Hospital, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Private Practitioner, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chitra Laxmikant Patil
Government Dental College and Hospital, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001, Maharashtra
India

Aim: The aim of the study was to analyze and asses the plaque removal efficacy of two manual toothbrushes with different bristle designs among female clinical undergraduate students in Virajpet, Coorg. Materials and Methods: Thirty female undergraduate dental students with a minimum of twenty teeth with good general health were included in the study. The efficacy of two manual toothbrushes with round and zigzag bristles of “medium” type 0.009″ (0.3 mm) was compared using a randomized clinical trial for 5 days. The participants were assessed for plaque prior to brushing according to the Criteria of Turesky–Gilmore–Glickman modification of Quigley–Hein plaque index. On the 5th day, postbrushing plaque scores were assessed. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 17 software. Results: No significant difference was found in the mean values of plaque removal efficacy between round and zigzag bristle toothbrushes.


How to cite this article:
Warad LP, Patil CL, Dabholkar AP, Rajan DT, Monali G. Comparative evaluation of two manual toothbrushes with different bristle designs for plaque removal efficacy in females – A clinical study.J Interdiscip Dentistry 2019;9:114-118


How to cite this URL:
Warad LP, Patil CL, Dabholkar AP, Rajan DT, Monali G. Comparative evaluation of two manual toothbrushes with different bristle designs for plaque removal efficacy in females – A clinical study. J Interdiscip Dentistry [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 28 ];9:114-118
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