Comparison of the efficacy of parental brushing using powered versus manual tooth brush: A randomized, four‑period, two‑treatment, single‑blinded crossover study

Rao, Arathi and *, Srikant N and *, Suprabha B S and *, Pooja M P (2021) Comparison of the efficacy of parental brushing using powered versus manual tooth brush: A randomized, four‑period, two‑treatment, single‑blinded crossover study. Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, 39 (1). pp. 95-100. ISSN 09704388

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Abstract

Background: Children <5 years of age need parental assistance with tooth brushing. Purpose: The aim is to compare the efficacy of manual and powered toothbrushes for plaque removal when used by parents to brush their children’s teeth. Methods: This randomized, four‑period, two‑treatment, examiner‑blinded, crossover clinical trial comprised children aged 3–5 years. Tooth brushing was performed by the parent using a manual or powered toothbrush. Pre‑ and post‑brushing plaque assessments were performed using the Turesky Modified Quigley‑Hein Plaque Index. Differences in plaque scores were calculated using the paired t‑test. Results: A significant difference (P < 0.001) in the reduction of the plaque score was observed between the manual and powered tooth brushing groups. Conclusion: Powered toothbrushes performed significantly better than manual toothbrushes in terms of plaque removal when used by parents to brush their child’s teeth

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral health, plaque index, tooth brush
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Pathology
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Pedodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 11:06
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 11:06
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157721

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