A practice-based randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of an electric and a manual toothbrush on gingival health in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances.

@article{Clerehugh1998APR,
  title={A practice-based randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of an electric and a manual toothbrush on gingival health in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances.},
  author={Valerie Clerehugh and Patrick C Williams and William C. Shaw and Helen Victoria Worthington and Paul Warren},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={633-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of an electric toothbrush with a specially designed orthodontic brush head compared with a manual toothbrush in controlling plaque and gingivitis in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances over an 8-week period in a dental practice setting. METHODS This was a randomised controlled, single blind, stratified, parallel group trial conducted in two specialist orthodontic dental practices by a specialist orthodontist. Group 1… CONTINUE READING

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