The additional effect of a dentifrice on the instant efficacy of toothbrushing: a crossover study.

@article{Paraskevas2007TheAE,
  title={The additional effect of a dentifrice on the instant efficacy of toothbrushing: a crossover study.},
  author={Spiros Paraskevas and N A F Rosema and P. G. A. Versteeg and Mark F Timmerman and Ubele Van der Velden and G A van der Weijden},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 6},
  pages={1011-6}
}
BACKGROUND Inconclusive evidence exists in the literature with regard to the additional (beneficial) mechanical effect of a dentifrice on plaque removal. A previous split-mouth study found that a dentifrice did not contribute to plaque removal. Because of limitations of the split-mouth model, a crossover design was used to evaluate whether a commercially available dentifrice had an additional effect on mechanical plaque removal during manual toothbrushing. METHODS Thirty-six subjects were… CONTINUE READING

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