Plaque and gingivitis in the elderly: a randomized, single-blind clinical trial on the outcome of intensified mechanical or antibacterial oral hygiene measures.

@article{Schiffner2007PlaqueAG,
  title={Plaque and gingivitis in the elderly: a randomized, single-blind clinical trial on the outcome of intensified mechanical or antibacterial oral hygiene measures.},
  author={Ulrich Schiffner and Mathias Bahr and Susanne Effenberger},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={1068-73}
}
OBJECTIVES To study the outcome of intensified mechanical oral hygiene compared with the effect of an adjunctive antibacterial mouth rinse on plaque and gingivitis in elderly people. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a randomized, single-blind, 6-month controlled clinical study, 106 subjects, 55 years or older, were divided into four groups: (I) Participants were instructed on improved mechanical oral hygiene, including interdental hygiene; (II) subjects used an antibacterial mouth rinse containing… CONTINUE READING