Corpus ID: 3061280

Evaluation of the plaque removal efficacy of a water flosser compared to string floss in adults after a single use.

@article{Goyal2013EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the plaque removal efficacy of a water flosser compared to string floss in adults after a single use.},
  author={Chhaju Ram Goyal and Deborah M. Lyle and Jimmy G Qaqish and Reinhard Schuller},
  journal={The Journal of clinical dentistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={
          37-42
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the plaque removal efficacy of a water flosser to string floss combined with a manual toothbrush after a single use. [...] Key MethodMETHODS Seventy adult subjects participated in this randomized, single-use, single-blind, parallel clinical study. Subjects were assigned to one of two groups; Waterpik Water Flosser plus a manual toothbrush (WF) or waxed string floss plus a manual toothbrush (SF). Each participant brushed for two minutes using the Bass technique.Expand

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