Dental and Medical Problems

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Dental and Medical Problems

2013, vol. 50, nr 4, October-December, p. 467–471

Publication type: review article

Language: English

Comparison of Effectiveness of Manual and Electric Toothbrushes in Elimination of Dental Plaque and Gingivitis Reduction

Porównanie skuteczności manualnych i elektrycznych szczotek do zębów w eliminacji płytki nazębnej i objawów zapalenia dziąseł

Agnieszka Mielczarek1,A,B,E, Jadwiga Banach2,B,D,F, Renata Górska3,D,E

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

2 Department of Periodontology, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland

3 Department of Periodontology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Abstract

The homeostasis of dental biofilm is essential for the maintenance of oral health. The most effective mechanical method of dental plaque control is tooth brushing. The effectiveness of this process depends on a number of factors, including type of toothbrush, brushing technique, motivation, time and frequency of hygiene procedures. Currently, many types of toothbrushes are available on the market. Over the last few years, beside various manual toothbrushes, electric tools are becoming increasingly popular. The aim of this paper was to provide an overview of the current available results concerning a comparison of the effectiveness of powered and manual toothbrushes in eliminating dental plaque and reducing gingivitis.

Streszczenie

Zachowanie równowagi w strukturze biofilmu bakteryjnego jest podstawą utrzymania zdrowia jamy ustnej. Najbardziej skuteczną metodą mechanicznej kontroli płytki nazębnej jest dwukrotne szczotkowanie zębów w ciągu dnia. Skuteczność tego zabiegu zależy od wielu czynników, m.in. od: rodzaju szczotki, techniki szczotkowania, motywacji pacjenta do utrzymania optymalnej higieny jamy ustnej, czasu i częstotliwości szczotkowania. Obecnie na rynku są dostępne różne typy szczotek do zębów. W ostatnich latach, obok różnych modeli szczotek ręcznych, zwiększyła się popularność szczotek elektrycznych. Celem opracowania jest przegląd aktualnie dostępnych wyników badań na temat porównania skuteczności ręcznych i elektrycznych szczotek do zębów w eliminacji płytki nazębnej i objawów zapalenia dziąseł.

Key words

dental plaque, gingivitis, manual toothbrush, electric toothbrush

Słowa kluczowe

płytka nazębna, zapalenie dziąseł, szczoteczka ręczna, szczoteczka elektryczna

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