Effects of a mechanical interdental cleaning device on oral hygiene in patients with lingual brackets.

@article{Hohoff2003EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a mechanical interdental cleaning device on oral hygiene in patients with lingual brackets.},
  author={Ariane Hohoff and Thomas Stamm and Nicola K{\"u}hne and Dirk Wiechmann and Stephan Haufe and Carsten Lippold and Ulrike Ehmer},
  journal={The Angle orthodontist},
  year={2003},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={579-87}
}
This study was aimed at determining the influence of a battery-operated interdental cleaning device (icd) (WaterPik Flosser) on the oral hygiene of 32 female right-handed patients (mean age 25.9 years) with lingual brackets in the upper (n = 29) and or in the lower arch (n = 25). Approximal plaque index (API) and bleeding on probing (BOP) were recorded at the lingual surfaces by a single blinded examiner before application (t0), on average 38.6 days after (t1), and again on average 46.0 days… CONTINUE READING