Clinical evaluation of the effect of an ultrasonic toothbrush on plaque, gingivitis, and gingival bleeding: a six-month study

J Prosthet Dent. 1995 Jan;73(1):97-103. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3913(05)80278-1.

Abstract

This study evaluated the long-term effect of an ultrasonic toothbrush used as part of a daily oral hygiene regimen on supragingival plaque, gingivitis, and gingival bleeding. Compared with a conventional toothbrush, the ultrasonic toothbrush was significantly more effective in reducing plaque formation (p < 0.05), removing plaque (p < 0.05), and reducing gingivitis (p < 0.05) during the 6-month study period.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Dental Plaque / pathology
  • Dental Plaque / prevention & control*
  • Dental Plaque Index
  • Equipment Design
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gingival Hemorrhage / prevention & control*
  • Gingivitis / pathology
  • Gingivitis / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Periodontal Index
  • Toothbrushing / instrumentation*
  • Ultrasonic Therapy / instrumentation*