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Comparative efficacy on supragingival plaque and gingivitis of a manual toothbrush (Colgate Plus) and a battery-powered toothbrush (Colgate Actibrush) over a 30-day period.

Abstract

This clinical study compared the effect of Colgate Actibrush, a battery-powered toothbrush, and Colgate Plus Diamond Head, a full-head, soft-bristled manual toothbrush, on established supragingival plaque and gingivitis over a 30-day period. Sixty-two healthy adult men and women were entered in the study. The subjects were stratified into two balanced groups according to their mean baseline plaque and gingivitis scores. Each group was randomly assigned to the use of one of the two toothbrushes. Subjects were instructed to brush their teeth at home twice daily (morning and evening) for 1 minute with their assigned toothbrush and a commercially available tooth-paste for the 30-day duration of the study. Gingivitis and plaque examinations, as well as a soft-tissue evaluation, were conducted by the same dental examiner at baseline and after 15 and 30 days of toothbrush use. Plaque and gingivitis scores were reduced significantly from baseline after the use of both toothbrushes for 30 days. However, improvement in both supragingival plaque and gingivitis scores was significantly greater in the group using Colgate Actibrush. In conclusion, although both toothbrushes provided a significant plaque and gingivitis benefit when used as part of a normal oral hygiene regimen, the efficacy of the Colgate Actibrush was demonstrated to be superior to that of the Colgate Plus Toothbrush after 30 days of use.

Authors+Show Affiliations

BioSci Research Canada, Ltd, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11908375

Citation

Sharma, N, et al. "Comparative Efficacy On Supragingival Plaque and Gingivitis of a Manual Toothbrush (Colgate Plus) and a Battery-powered Toothbrush (Colgate Actibrush) Over a 30-day Period." Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995). Supplement, 2000, pp. S9-13; quiz S34.
Sharma N, Galustians HJ, Qaqish JG, et al. Comparative efficacy on supragingival plaque and gingivitis of a manual toothbrush (Colgate Plus) and a battery-powered toothbrush (Colgate Actibrush) over a 30-day period. Compend Contin Educ Dent Suppl. 2000.
Sharma, N., Galustians, H. J., Qaqish, J. G., Rustogi, K. N., Petrone, M. E., & Volpe, A. R. (2000). Comparative efficacy on supragingival plaque and gingivitis of a manual toothbrush (Colgate Plus) and a battery-powered toothbrush (Colgate Actibrush) over a 30-day period. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995). Supplement, (31), S9-13; quiz S34.
Sharma N, et al. Comparative Efficacy On Supragingival Plaque and Gingivitis of a Manual Toothbrush (Colgate Plus) and a Battery-powered Toothbrush (Colgate Actibrush) Over a 30-day Period. Compend Contin Educ Dent Suppl. 2000;(31)S9-13; quiz S34. PubMed PMID: 11908375.
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