Combined effect of end-rounded versus tapered bristles and a dentifrice on plaque removal and gingival abrasion.

@article{Caporossi2016CombinedEO,
  title={Combined effect of end-rounded versus tapered bristles and a dentifrice on plaque removal and gingival abrasion.},
  author={Leonardo Stephan Caporossi and Danilo Ant{\^o}nio Milbradt Dutra and Maritieli Righi Martins and Em{\'i}lia Pithan Prochnow and Carlos Heitor Cunha Moreira and Karla Zanini Kantorski},
  journal={Brazilian oral research},
  year={2016},
  volume={30}
}
Two previous clinical studies evaluated the effect of end-rounded versus tapered bristles of soft manual brushes on the removal of plaque and gingival abrasion. However, the combined effect of an abrasive dentifrice on these outcomes has yet to be understood. The purpose of the present study was to compare the incidence of gingival abrasion and the degree of plaque removal obtained after the use of toothbrushes with tapered or end-rounded bristles in the presence or absence of an abrasive… CONTINUE READING

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