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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(6A), 15-20
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6A-4
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An Evaluation of Plaque Removal Efficacy of Five Commercially Available Toothbrushes: A Comparative Clinical Study

Swarna Chakrapani1, , Tejaswin Polepalle2, Lakshmikanth Kolaparthy2, RupaSruthi Kuntcham1, Chaitanya Adurty1 and Sindhuri Sirigadha1

1Department Of Periodontology, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

2Department of Periodontology, Sibar Dental College & Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Pub. Date: October 28, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Journal of Dental Health Research and Review)

Cite this paper:
Swarna Chakrapani, Tejaswin Polepalle, Lakshmikanth Kolaparthy, RupaSruthi Kuntcham, Chaitanya Adurty and Sindhuri Sirigadha. An Evaluation of Plaque Removal Efficacy of Five Commercially Available Toothbrushes: A Comparative Clinical Study. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(6A):15-20. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6A-4

Abstract

Background and Objectives – The aim of the study is to compare the plaque removal efficacy of five commercially available tooth brushes. Materials & Methods –The study group consisted of 75 subjects with age ranging 17 to 27 years distributed into five groups- Group A [Colgate Supershine], Group B [Colgate Zig zag], Group C [Oral B Allrounder], Group D [Oral B Fresh Clean], Group E [Pepsodent double action]. Study was single blinded, randomized clinical trial. Turesky- Gilmore- Glickmann Modification of Quigley-Hein Plaque Index and Modified Sulcular bleeding index were assessed at baseline, 4 weeks and 8 weeks. Results – All brushes showed significant reduction in plaque score over 8 weeks. The percentage of plaque reduction from baseline to 4 weeks for Group A, B, C, D & E is 58.74, 61.95, 57.86, 50.28 & 53.59 respectively. The percentage of plaque reduction from baseline to 8 weeks for Group A, B, C, D & E is 67.83, 76.11, 62.86, 56.42 & 60.13 respectively. The percentage of plaque reduction from 4 weeks to 8 weeks for Group A, B, C, D & E is 22.03, 37.21, 11.86, 12.36 & 14.08 respectively. However, the reduction of plaque scores is greater in Group B [76%] when compared to other groups. Conclusion – Within the limitations of the study, the data derived from the study shows that all the tooth brushes has shown decrease in plaque scores. In comparison, Colgate Zig zag [Group B] has some beneficial effects in reduction of plaque scores.

Keywords:
toothbrush plaque bristle design

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