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The efficacy of manual toothbrushes following a brushing exercise: a systematic review.
The available evidence indicates that bristle tuft arrangement (flat trim, multilevel, angled, angled) and brushing duration are factors that contribute to the variation in observed efficacy.
A systematic review on the clinical efficacy of subgingival debridement in the treatment of chronic periodontitis.
In patients with chronic periodontitis, subgingival debridement (in conjunction with supragingival plaque control) is an effective treatment in reducing probing pocket depth and improving the clinical attachment level.
Amoxicillin plus metronidazole in the treatment of adult periodontitis patients. A double-blind placebo-controlled study.
This study has shown that systemic usage of metronidazole and amoxicillin, when used in conjunction with initial periodontal treatment in adult periodontitis patients, achieves significantly better clinical and microbiological results than initial periodental treatment alone.
Effect of socket preservation therapies following tooth extraction in non-molar regions in humans: a systematic review.
OBJECTIVE To assess, based on the existing literature, the benefit of socket preservation therapies in patients with a tooth extraction in the anterior or premolar region as compared with no
The efficacy of interdental brushes on plaque and parameters of periodontal inflammation: a systematic review.
As an adjunct to brushing, the IDB removes more dental plaque than brushing alone, and the majority of the studies presented a positive significant difference in the plaque index when using theIDB compared with floss.
Tongue coating and salivary bacterial counts in healthy/gingivitis subjects and periodontitis patients.
No relationship between the appearance of the tongue and salivary bacterial load could be detected and there was no difference in bacterial load between the healthy/gingivitis and the periodontitis group within the present study population.
Essential oils compared to chlorhexidine with respect to plaque and parameters of gingival inflammation: a systematic review.
In long-term use, the standardized formulation of EOMW appeared to be a reliable alternative to chlorhexidine mouthwash with respect to parameters of gingival inflammation.
The efficacy of dental floss in addition to a toothbrush on plaque and parameters of gingival inflammation: a systematic review.
It is concluded that a routine instruction to use floss is not supported by scientific evidence and the dental professional should determine, on an individual patient basis, whether high-quality flossing is an achievable goal.
Toothbrushing force in relation to plaque removal.
The results show that when brushing force is increased, more plaque is removed with either of the two brushes, except for the high brushing force (300 g), the electric toothbrush removed more plaque than the manual brush.
Tongue coating and tongue brushing: a literature review.
It is clear that the tongue forms the largest niche for microorganims in the oral cavity, however, on the basis of literature, there appears to be no data to justify the necessity to clean the tongue on a regular basis.