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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-3

A study of toothbrush contamination at different time intervals and comparative effectiveness of various disinfecting solutions in reducing toothbrush contamination.


Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Pb. Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar

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N Grewal
Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Pb. Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar

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Toothbrush contamination during the procedure of brushing was assessed at different time intervals of usage. A peak value of 100% contamination was found at 1 month interval. Hence, a method suggesting disinfection of the toothbrush was employed by comparing the effectiveness of various disinfecting solutions available in the market so that, the brush does not become a source of potential pathogens.






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