Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 162--166

Efficacy of the lift-the-lip technique for dental plaque removal in preschool children


Jeniffer Curto-Manrique1, Violeta Malpartida-Carrillo3, Luis Ernesto Arriola-Guillén2 
1 Division of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Perú
2 Division of Orthodontics; Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Perú

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jeniffer Curto-Manrique
Universidad Científica del Sur, 5544 Paseo de la República Avenue, Miraflores, Lima
Perú

Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of two dental brushing techniques in relation to the lift lip method to control oral hygiene. Methodology: This controlled and randomized field trial included 40 preschool children aged 24–59 months, divided into four groups: Group A (modified bass without lift the lip), Group B (modified bass with lift the lip), Group C (horizontal technique with lift the lip), and Group D (horizontal technique without lift the lip). The dental plaque accumulation was recorded through the O'Leary index. In addition, to perform hygiene control, the plaque index was performed in the initial evaluation at 7 and 14 days. Results: ANOVA and Friedman test were applied to compare oral hygiene in each group. Finally, Kruskal–Wallis test was applied to compare groups at 7 and 14 days. The children with the modified Bass associated to the lift the lip had significantly more plaque removed at 7 (P = 0.041) and 14 days (P = 0.027) than other techniques. Conclusions: The modified Bass related to the lift-the-lip technique was the most effective for plaque removal in preschool children at 7 and 14 days.


How to cite this article:
Curto-Manrique J, Malpartida-Carrillo V, Arriola-Guillén LE. Efficacy of the lift-the-lip technique for dental plaque removal in preschool children.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2019;37:162-166


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Curto-Manrique J, Malpartida-Carrillo V, Arriola-Guillén LE. Efficacy of the lift-the-lip technique for dental plaque removal in preschool children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 22 ];37:162-166
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