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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 81-5

Contamination of toothbrush at different time intervals and effectiveness of various disinfecting solutions in reducing the contamination of toothbrush.


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Kamataka

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Suma H Sogi
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Kamataka

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The common devices used for oral hygiene measures are toothbrush, dentifrice and oral rinses. Present study was carried out to know the level of contamination of toothbrush after brushing and at the same time, to know the efficacy of various disinfecting solution in reducing their contamination. Thirty two children in the age group of 12-14, residing in Government Hostel were selected. They were divided into four groups of 8 each, and were supplied with toothbrushes. Toothbrushes were cultured to assess the contamination at different time intervals. Control group had shown the highest percentage of contamination. It was concluded that cleaning of the oral cavity is not the only procedure in maintaining the oral hygiene, the oral hygiene devices should also be kept clean.






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