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Comparison of sonic and ionic toothbrush in reduction in plaque and gingivitis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

A paucity of conclusive research exists on the optimal design and mode of action of toothbrushes, leading to the introduction of new generation of toothbrushes. Sonic and ionic toothbrushes belong to this new generation of toothbrushes. The aim of the present study was to clinically assess and compare the efficacy of the sonic and ionic toothbrushes.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

A single blind study, using a split-mouth method, was conducted for 45 days on a total of 22 (11 males and 11 females) student volunteers, with age of 17 to 21 years. Plaque, gingival, and bleeding indices were recorded after every 15 days.

RESULTS

Both the toothbrushes showed significant reduction in all three parameters. However, the sonic toothbrush proved to be more effective than the ionic toothbrush on the percentage basis, the difference in parameters was statistically nonsignificant.

CONCLUSION

It may be concluded from the present study that though the sonic toothbrush was insignificantly superior to the ionic toothbrush, both the toothbrushes are clinically effective in removing plaque and improving the gingival conditions.

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    Department of Periodontics, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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    eng

    PubMed ID

    22028506

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    Singh, Guljot, et al. "Comparison of Sonic and Ionic Toothbrush in Reduction in Plaque and Gingivitis." Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, vol. 15, no. 3, 2011, pp. 210-4.
    Singh G, Mehta DS, Chopra S, et al. Comparison of sonic and ionic toothbrush in reduction in plaque and gingivitis. J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2011;15(3):210-4.
    Singh, G., Mehta, D. S., Chopra, S., & Khatri, M. (2011). Comparison of sonic and ionic toothbrush in reduction in plaque and gingivitis. Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, 15(3), pp. 210-4. doi:10.4103/0972-124X.85662.
    Singh G, et al. Comparison of Sonic and Ionic Toothbrush in Reduction in Plaque and Gingivitis. J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2011;15(3):210-4. PubMed PMID: 22028506.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Comparison of sonic and ionic toothbrush in reduction in plaque and gingivitis. AU - Singh,Guljot, AU - Mehta,D S, AU - Chopra,Shruti, AU - Khatri,Manish, PY - 2009/10/27/received PY - 2010/12/16/accepted PY - 2011/10/27/entrez PY - 2011/10/27/pubmed PY - 2011/10/27/medline KW - Gingival bleeding KW - gingivitis KW - ionic toothbrushes KW - plaque KW - sonic toothbrushes KW - toothbrushing SP - 210 EP - 4 JF - Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology JO - J Indian Soc Periodontol VL - 15 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: A paucity of conclusive research exists on the optimal design and mode of action of toothbrushes, leading to the introduction of new generation of toothbrushes. Sonic and ionic toothbrushes belong to this new generation of toothbrushes. The aim of the present study was to clinically assess and compare the efficacy of the sonic and ionic toothbrushes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single blind study, using a split-mouth method, was conducted for 45 days on a total of 22 (11 males and 11 females) student volunteers, with age of 17 to 21 years. Plaque, gingival, and bleeding indices were recorded after every 15 days. RESULTS: Both the toothbrushes showed significant reduction in all three parameters. However, the sonic toothbrush proved to be more effective than the ionic toothbrush on the percentage basis, the difference in parameters was statistically nonsignificant. CONCLUSION: It may be concluded from the present study that though the sonic toothbrush was insignificantly superior to the ionic toothbrush, both the toothbrushes are clinically effective in removing plaque and improving the gingival conditions. SN - 0975-1580 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22028506/Comparison_of_sonic_and_ionic_toothbrush_in_reduction_in_plaque_and_gingivitis_ L2 - http://www.jisponline.com/article.asp?issn=0972-124X;year=2011;volume=15;issue=3;spage=210;epage=214;aulast=Singh DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -