Evaluation of the contamination and disinfection methods of toothbrushes used by 24- to 48-month-old children.

@article{NelsonFilho2006EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the contamination and disinfection methods of toothbrushes used by 24- to 48-month-old children.},
  author={Paulo Nelson-Filho and Gisele Faria and Raquel Assed Bezerra da Silva and Marcos Antonio Rossi and Izabel Yoko Ito},
  journal={Journal of dentistry for children},
  year={2006},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={152-8}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate: (1) in vivo the contamination by mutans streptococci (MS) of toothbrushes after use on 52 children (24-48 months old) by a single dentist; (2) in vivo the efficacy of 3 solutions (Periogard, Brushtox, and a Cosmocil CQa and Myacide pharma BPa-based experimental solution) in the disinfection of these toothbrushes through a randomized clinical trial; and (3) in vitro the antimicrobial activity of the solutions by the agar diffusion test using 15… CONTINUE READING

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