Efficacy of removal of sucrose-supplemented interproximal plaque by electric toothbrushes in an in vitro model.

@article{Hope2005EfficacyOR,
  title={Efficacy of removal of sucrose-supplemented interproximal plaque by electric toothbrushes in an in vitro model.},
  author={Christopher Keith Hope and Aviva Petrie and Michael Wilson},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={1114-6}
}
Electric toothbrushes were evaluated using a model of plaque removal by fluid shear forces. Sucrose supplementation during plaque development did not affect the removal of bacteria from biofilm exposed to low-energy shear but did increase their resistance to high-energy shear. The toothbrush supplying high-energy shear forces removed significantly more… CONTINUE READING