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Changes in Patient Hygiene Performance Index after Brushing 3 Electric Tooth Brushes
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2019;15(1):68-71
Published online March 30, 2019;  https://doi.org/10.15236/ijcpd.2019.15.1.68
© 2019 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Heeja Na

Department of Dental Hygiene, Honam University, Kwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Heeja Na, E-mail: artnahee@hanmail.net, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8234-2957
Received November 13, 2018; Revised February 28, 2019; Accepted March 8, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
After toothbrushing with three-sided electric toothbrush, general electric toothbrush, manual toothbrush, the change in plaque is examined. And then, the effect of removing the dental plaque with the developed three-sided electric toothbrush is evaluated. After 30 times toothbrushing with the three types of toothbrushes respectively, three-sided electric toothbrush, a general electric toothbrush, and a manual toothbrush, the changes in the tooth surface plaque PHP-index and the differences in the occlusal state were examined. The mean standard deviation was analyzed to see the changes in the oral environment management ability index after brushing with a coloring agent. Each average figure of manual toothbrushes, general electric toothbrushes, and three-sided electric toothbrushes was 2.44, 1.95, and 1.19 in order. It was found that the three-sided electric toothbrush, which wipes occlusal surface more than general electric toothbrushes and manual toothbrushes, was more effective for removing tooth surface plaque.
Keywords : electric toothbrush, manual toothbrush, toothbrushing, plaque, occlusal surface, 3-sided electric toothbrush
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