Effectiveness of the Sonicare sonic toothbrush on reduction of plaque, gingivitis, probing pocket depth and subgingival bacteria in adolescent orthodontic patients.


The Sonicare sonic toothbrush and a traditional manual toothbrush were compared for efficacy in improving periodontal health in young orthodontic patients with existing gingival inflammation. A 4-week, single-blind clinical trial was employed. Twenty-four subjects, ages 11-17 years, who were fully bonded and banded with fixed orthodontic appliances were… (More)