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Effect of tooth brushing technique on oral hygiene in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances

Authors: Dheaa Hussein ضياء حسين --- Baydaa Hussein بيداء حسين --- Manhal Abdul-Rahman منهل عبد الرحمن
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2005 Volume: 17 Issue: 1 Pages: 101-104
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد


Background: This study was conducted to find whether the brushing technique (horizontal technique versus roll technique) would affect the oral hygiene of orthodontic patients or not.Materials and methods: This study was conducted on fifteen patients who were undergoing orthodontic treatment and were submitted to the clinical trial by changing the tooth brushing maneuver throughout the orthodontic treatment course from the patient’s own brushing maneuver to the horizontal and then to the roll brushing technique.Results: The results showed that the roll technique had a superior cleansing effect than the horizontal one, and the gender variation had no effect.Conclusion: Patients' instructions are considered as an important factor for planning good oral hygiene.

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