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Dental Devices, Home Care

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Disease relevance of Dental Devices, Home Care

  • The purpose of the present study was to compare the OHI-S and the two versions of PHP Index in measuring the effectiveness of dental floss in the removal of dental plaque [1].
  • It is concluded that the ID2 has equivalent efficacy to dental floss for the reduction of interproximal plaque and gingivitis [2].

High impact information on Dental Devices, Home Care

  • The diffusant was KCl (1 mol/L) in a 1.0% agarose matrix, placed in wells 1.5 mm deep, in small acrylic devices 3 mm thick, which could be fastened to the teeth with dental floss and removed after different time periods [3].
  • Following the office treatment with chlorhexidine, selected volunteers rinsed daily at home for seven or 49 days with chlorhexidine solution (0.2%), while another group flossed daily at home for seven days with dental floss impregnated with chlorhexidine [4].
  • Significant factors included older age, women, fewer missing teeth, more frequent use of dental floss, more frequent visits to the dentist during the last 12 months, and diabetic nephropathy [5].
  • The prevalence of mutans streptococci on these tooth surfaces was compared with samples taken at four 1-week intervals on the same tooth surfaces with a carver (buccal/lingual surfaces), a needle (occlusal surfaces) or a dental floss (approximal surfaces) [6].
  • The relative effectiveness of waxed dental floss, dental tape and Superfloss as proximal plaque removal aids were compared in 20 subjects [7].

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Gene context of Dental Devices, Home Care

  • The effectiveness of Super Floss and waxed dental floss as proximal surface cleansing agents was compared in 34 subjects [12].
  • The effect of waxed and unwaxed dental floss on gingival health. Part I. Plaque removal and gingival response [13].
  • This clinical study was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of the new Braun Oral-B Interclean (ID2) with that of dental floss in healthy adults [2].
  • This, it seems that using the PHP Index in dental floss studies is preferable to using the OHI-S [1].
  • It was found that there was no statistical difference between the two types of dental floss regarding PI, MGI, and BI [14].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Dental Devices, Home Care


  1. A comparison of two oral hygiene indexes for measuring the effectiveness of dental floss in plaque removal. Anaise, J.Z. Journal of public health dentistry. (1977) [Pubmed]
  2. An investigation of the efficacy and safety of a new electric interdental plaque remover for the reduction of interproximal plaque and gingivitis. Cronin, M., Dembling, W. The Journal of clinical dentistry. (1996) [Pubmed]
  3. The influence of salivary flow rate on diffusion of potassium chloride from artificial plaque at different sites in the mouth. Lecomte, P., Dawes, C. J. Dent. Res. (1987) [Pubmed]
  4. Effects of highly concentrated stannous fluoride and chlorhexidine regimes on human dental plaque flora. Schaeken, M.J., De Jong, M.H., Franken, H.C., Van der Hoeven, J.S. J. Dent. Res. (1986) [Pubmed]
  5. Type 1 diabetes mellitus and oral health: assessment of coronal and root caries. Moore, P.A., Weyant, R.J., Etzel, K.R., Guggenheimer, J., Mongelluzzo, M.B., Myers, D.E., Rossie, K., Hubar, H., Block, H.M., Orchard, T. Community dentistry and oral epidemiology. (2001) [Pubmed]
  6. The toothpick method in relation to other plaque sampling techniques for evaluating mutans streptococci. Wennerholm, K., Lindquist, B., Emilson, C.G. Eur. J. Oral Sci. (1995) [Pubmed]
  7. The effectiveness of 3 types of dental floss for interdental plaque removal. Ong, G. Journal of clinical periodontology. (1990) [Pubmed]
  8. Dental health practices in Norwegian adults. Helöe, L.A., Aarö, L.E., Sögaard, A.J. Community dentistry and oral epidemiology. (1982) [Pubmed]
  9. Evaluation of a dental floss containing soluble pyrophosphate on calculus formation using a short-term clinical model. Kleber, C.J., Putt, M.S., Milleman, J.L., Harris, M. The Journal of clinical dentistry. (1998) [Pubmed]
  10. No effect of waxed dental floss on enamel fluoride uptake or on enamel dissolution changes. Barbakow, F., Imfeld, T., Sener, B. Schweizer Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin = Revue mensuelle suisse d'odonto-stomatologie = Rivista mensile svizzera di odontologia e stomatologia / SSO. (1989) [Pubmed]
  11. Comparative effectiveness of an essential oil mouthrinse and dental floss in controlling interproximal gingivitis and plaque. Sharma, N.C., Charles, C.H., Qaqish, J.G., Galustians, H.J., Zhao, Q., Kumar, L.D. American journal of dentistry. (2002) [Pubmed]
  12. A comparative study of effectiveness in plaque removal by Super Floss and waxed dental floss. Wong, C.H., Wade, A.B. Journal of clinical periodontology. (1985) [Pubmed]
  13. The effect of waxed and unwaxed dental floss on gingival health. Part I. Plaque removal and gingival response. Lamberts, D.M., Wunderlich, R.C., Caffesse, R.G. J. Periodontol. (1982) [Pubmed]
  14. Clinical evaluation of the effect of two types of dental floss on plaque and gingival health. Ciancio, S.G., Shibly, O., Farber, G.A. Clinical preventive dentistry. (1992) [Pubmed]
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