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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 5 ( July, 2008 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Clinical Evaluation of Extrinsic Stain Removal: A Rotation-Oscillation Power Toothbrush versus a Dental Prophylaxis

Aaron R. Biesbrock, Robert D. Bartizek, Patricia A. Walters, Geza T. Terezhalmy, Julie M. Grender

Citation Information : Biesbrock AR, Bartizek RD, Walters PA, Terezhalmy GT, Grender JM. A Clinical Evaluation of Extrinsic Stain Removal: A Rotation-Oscillation Power Toothbrush versus a Dental Prophylaxis. J Contemp Dent Pract 2008; 9 (5):1-8.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-9-5-1

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 00-07-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

To assess extrinsic stain removal efficacy of a power toothbrush and a dental prophylaxis followed by the use of a standardized American Dental Association (ADA) reference manual toothbrush.

Methods and Materials

This was a randomized, positive-controlled, examiner-blind, parallel group, twoweek study. A Lobene stain examination was performed at baseline. Subjects were randomized to one of two treatment groups: Group 1: Oral-B® Vitality™ Pro White power toothbrush or Group 2: Subjects receiving a dental prophylaxis then using a standardized ADA reference manual toothbrush. Subjects were instructed to brush their teeth with the assigned toothbrush and a fluoride dentifrice in front of a mirror twice per day for 2 minutes. Stain was reassessed following 2 weeks of brushing.

Results

A significant reduction (p <0.001) in mean Lobene composite scores after 2 weeks was found for Group 1 (90.6%) and Group 2 (94.4%). Both groups also showed a significant reduction (p <0.001) in extent and intensity scores. There was no significant group difference in reduction in mean Lobene composite scores (p>0.1).

Conclusions

The Oral-B Vitality Pro White power toothbrush showed effective stain removal at a level similar to receiving an oral prophylaxis followed by the use of an ADA reference manual toothbrush.

Clinical Significance

In this small study the Oral-B Vitality Pro White power toothbrush achieved statistically significant stain removal between dental visits.

Citation

Terézhalmy GT, Walters PA, Bartizek RD, Grender JM, Biesbrock AR. A Clinical Evaluation of Extrinsic Stain Removal: A Rotation-Oscillation Power Toothbrush versus a Dental Prophylaxis. J Contemp Dent Pract 2008 July; (9)5:001-008.


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