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Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)

ISSN 1978-3728

Vol. 44 / No. 2 / Published : 2011-06

TOC : 1, and page :59 - 62

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Original Article :

The effectivity of toothpick tooth brushing method on plaque control

Author :

  1. Chiquita Prahasanti*1
  2. Iwan Ruhadi *2
  3. Agus Sobar Mulyana*3
  1. Department of Periodontcs Faculty of Dentistry, Airlangga University Surabaya - Indonesia
  2. Department of Periodontcs Faculty of Dentistry, Airlangga University Surabaya - Indonesia
  3. Dental Practician

Abstract :

Background: Periodontal diseases are associated with bacteria species which present in biofilms that colonize on dental surfaces. Several tooth brushing methods had been known and proved to be effective in maintaining oral hygiene. Among them, tooth pick technique was a relatively new method and its superiority in removing interproximal plaque was better than other methods. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectivity of toothpick tooth brushing method to conventional method on periodontal health. Methods: This research was designed as an analytical observational study. Thirty samples selected from five hundred and twelve males Indonesian Air-force members in Malang, aged 18–40 yrs, with periodontal pockets (≤ 5 mm) in upper or lower teeth, without crowding, gingival index minimal > 1 (moderate gingivitis), OHI-S score minimal ≥ 1.3 (moderate), without systemic diseases, do not undergone medical therapy/drug prescriptions, without using mouth rinse during study, and without prosthesis. There were thirty samples in this research and devided to two groups, fifteen samples easch. The groups were toothpick tooth brusing method and conventional method (control group). In this study oral hygiene index simplified (OHI-S), gingival index (GI), bleeding on probing (BOP) and pocket depth were examined. Results: There were significant differences (p = .001) in OHI-S, GI, BOP, and PD before and after conducting each toothbrushing method, as well as differences between means (quarrel means), that were p = .003; p = .001; p = .001 and p = .001 consecutively. Conclusion: Toothpick brushing method was more effective in plaque control comparedto conventional method.

Keyword :

Effectiveness, toothpick tooth brushing method, periodontal health,

References :

  1. Sgan-Cohen HD, (2005). Oral hygiene: Past history and future recommendations.. - : Int J Dent Hygiene


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