Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: January-March | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 45-50
Comparative Evaluation of Effectiveness of Manual and Electric Tooth Brush (Oral – B) In Elimination of Dental Plaque and Gingivitis
Dr. Abdul Basith1, Dr. Monica GS1, Dr. M. S. M. Biir2
1Post Graduate Students, Department of Periodontology, Maharaja Ganga Singh Dental College and Research Centre, Rajasthan, India.
2Head and Professor, Department of Periodontology, Maharaja Ganga Singh Dental College and Research Centre, Rajasthan, India.
Corresponding Author: Dr. Monica GS
Aim: Comparative evaluation of effectiveness of manual and electric tooth brush (oral - B) in elimination of dental plaque and gingivitis.
Material and methods: Eighty Dental Students in the age group of 18 to 28 years participated in the study for 2 months.
Result: Both the brushes significantly reduced the plaque accumulation, improves gingival health and oral hygiene index, yet powered brushing shows a greater degree.
Conclusion: Powered tooth brush is efficient in controlling the plaque and in improving the oral hygiene and gingival health when compare to manual tooth brush.
Keywords: Plaque, Manual tooth brush, Electric tooth brush, Oral B