A comparison of the ability of foam swabs and toothbrushes to remove dental plaque: implications for nursing practice.


This study aimed to assess the impact which the use of a toothbrush and the use of foam swabs had on the removal of dental plaque over a 6-day period. Three experiments were completed and duplicated using the author's mouth and one of these experiments was completed a third time on a volunteer's mouth. A plaque scoring system which quantified the amount of… (More)


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