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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 95-100

Comparison of the efficacy of parental brushing using powered versus manual tooth brush: A randomized, four-period, two-treatment, single-blinded crossover study


1 Ex-Post Graduate Student, Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore (MAHE, Manipal) Light House Hill Road, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Professor, Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore (MAHE, Manipal) Light House Hill Road, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Professor & Head, Oral Pathology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore (MAHE, Manipal) Light House Hill Road, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Professor & Head, Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore (MAHE, Manipal) Light House Hill Road, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Arathi Rao
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jisppd.jisppd_465_20

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Background: Children <5 years of age need parental assistance with tooth brushing. Purpose: The aim is to compare the efficacy of manual and powered toothbrushes for plaque removal when used by parents to brush their children's teeth. Methods: This randomized, four-period, two-treatment, examiner-blinded, crossover clinical trial comprised children aged 3–5 years. Tooth brushing was performed by the parent using a manual or powered toothbrush. Pre- and post-brushing plaque assessments were performed using the Turesky Modified Quigley-Hein Plaque Index. Differences in plaque scores were calculated using the paired t-test. Results: A significant difference (P < 0.001) in the reduction of the plaque score was observed between the manual and powered tooth brushing groups. Conclusion: Powered toothbrushes performed significantly better than manual toothbrushes in terms of plaque removal when used by parents to brush their child's teeth.






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