Is your Tooth Cleaner, Clean…???

Matreja, Priyal and Bhandari, Rajshree and Anand, Meena K and Shetty, Seema and Samuel, Srinivasan Raj and Thomas, Betsy S (2013) Is your Tooth Cleaner, Clean…??? Global Journal of Medical research Dentistry and Otolaryngology, 13 (2). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2249-4618

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Toothbrushes get easily contaminated with different microorganisms originating not only from the oral cavity but also from the surroundings in which they are stored. Contaminated toothbrushes might serve as a possible cause in infection or reinfection especially in patients undergoing periodontal treatment. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of five different disinfectant solutions like hydrogen peroxide (3%), Chlorhexidinegluconate (0.2%), essential oil, Saline (9%) and Cetylpyridinium chloride.Sixty dental graduates were randomly assigned as control and experimental groups and were provided with toothbrushes and the disinfectant solution for routine use twice daily for three days. They were instructed to immerse the toothbrush head in the disinfectant solution for five minutes after brushing and the toothbrush was air dried. Toothbrushes were collected from volunteers after three days of use for microbiological analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toothbrush; Chlorhexidine; Cetylpyridium chloride; Essential oil; Hydrogen peroxide
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 10:01
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 10:01

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