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INTRODUCTION Enamel demineralization and gingival inflammation are the most prevalent consequences of biofilm formation in orthodontics. Our hypothesis was that educating patients about the severe consequences of biofilm accumulation could enhance their oral hygiene while wearing fixed appliances. METHODS This study was designed as a randomized controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of fixed orthodontic treatment on the menstrual cycle, including menstrual cycle length (MCL) and duration of menstrual bleeding (DMB), in adult female patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a prospective longitudinal study conducted in Chengdu, China. A total of 164 adult women with normal menstrual cycles were(More)
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