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, 7 (4), e489-94

Comparison of the Clinical Effects of White Brand Toothbrushes Versus Vitis Suave®


Comparison of the Clinical Effects of White Brand Toothbrushes Versus Vitis Suave®

Maria Faus-Damiá et al. J Clin Exp Dent.


Background: There has been an increase in the use of white label manual toothbrushes and a greater increase in inquiries for discomfort of the gingiva and mucosa.

Material and methods: A randomized, double-blind, cross-over clinical trial was made of four white brand toothbrushes versus a control brush (Vitis Suave®), with the recording of plaque index, bleeding upon probing, and gingival abrasions following utilization of the different brushes.

Results: All the brushes except Deliplus® were equally effective in terms of plaque removal (p<0.05). Vitis Suave® and Veckia® were the brushes associated to the greatest increase in minor abrasions (p<0.01), while Veckia®, Carrefour® and Deluxe® significantly increased the number of medium intensity abrasions (p<0.05). These brushes also increased the number of large abrasions, though statistical significance was not reached in this case.

Conclusions: The white brand brushes proved effective in controlling bacterial plaque, but were associated to more intense soft tissue abrasion.

Key words: Gingival abrasions, manual tooth brushing, white brand, clinical effects.

Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of interest statement: The authors state that they have no conflicts of interest.


Figure 1
Figure 1
Clinical view of gingival abrasion and recession caused by traumatic brushing.
Figure 2
Figure 2
Distribution of the gum areas in relation to the location of gingival abrasion.
Figure 3
Figure 3
Distribution of gingival abrasion in relation to the type of brush used.
Figure 4
Figure 4
Mean plaque index on the study visits.
Figure 5
Figure 5
Distribution of the gingival abrasion on the study visits.

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