Powered Toothbrush vs Manual Toothbrush: Generation X of Mechanical Plaque Control

  title={Powered Toothbrush vs Manual Toothbrush: Generation X of Mechanical Plaque Control},
  author={J. Avinash and Arpita Singh and Dhirendra Kumar Singh and Amit Kumar},
The role of bacterial plaque in the etiology of periodontal disease has been extensively documented. The contribution of dental plaque to the etiology of gingival and periodontal desease is wellestablished. The increased plaque levels resulting due to inadequate plaque control, in turn, result in an evolution of a more pathogenic microflora. This transition in microflora composition induces a well-characterized host inflammation response of the marginal gingiva known as gingivitis, which is… 
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