Comparative efficacy of new toothbrush designs on established gingivitis and supragingival plaque

Tooth brushing remains one of the most common procedures to remove plaque and prevent gingivitis, with an estimated 90% of the population of developed countries using a toothbrush up to twice a day. There are a number of laboratory methodologies available to evaluate the cleaning efficacy of new toothbrush designs. This article details out the efficacy of a soft toothbrush with tapered-tip bristles (Test Toothbrush) and an ADA reference soft toothbrush (ADA Toothbrush) on established gingivitis and supragingival plaque over a 12-week period.

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