[Structural changes of toothbrush bristles by brushing in patients with dental implants].

Abstract

Lack of proper oral hygiene practices can lead to treatment failure in patients with implant-retained restorations. Structural changes of toothbrush bristles were studied using scanning electron microscopy and correlated with cleaning efficiency which was assessed at baseline and after 3 months of use of various toothbrushes types in 146 patients with implant-retained restorations. Oral hygiene was valued according to several indices (Approximal Plaque-Index (API), the Turesky index (PI), a modified superstructure plaque index Silness-Loe (PLIsk). Ultrasound toothbrush provided the best and the most efficient cleaning outcome in patients with implant-retained restorations. Scanning electron microscopy proved ultrasonic toothbrush bristles to be more resistant to abrasion during the three-month use.

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@article{Rubtsova2014StructuralCO, title={[Structural changes of toothbrush bristles by brushing in patients with dental implants].}, author={N G Rubtsova and Sergey Vladimirovich Sirak and Asegedech Sirak}, journal={Stomatologii︠a︡}, year={2014}, volume={93 2}, pages={14-8} }