Brossettes interdentaires

Résumé d'articles scientifiques

Il est bien connu qu'une bonne hygiène orale est essentielle au maintien de la santé bucco-dentaire. Les deux maladies bucco-dentaires les plus courantes, la carie et la maladie parodontale, sont principalement des maladies interdentaires. C'est en effet dans cette zone, inaccessible avec une brosse à dents, que la plaque s'accumule. Par conséquent, le nettoyage interdentaire associé au brossage des dents est la base de la maîtrise de la plaque dentaire lors des soins quotidiens à domicile.

Plusieurs études ont comparé les brossettes interdentaires et d'autres dispositifs (en particulier le fil dentaire) quant à leur influence sur la plaque et la gingivite. La préférence du patient est également un facteur qui a été évalué. La recherche en faveur des brossettes interdentaires est convaincante. Anna Nilvéus Olofsson, DDS, responsable de l’odontologie et des affaires scientifiques, a sélectionné et résumé cinq études particulièrement importantes qui appuient les brossettes interdentaires. Vous pouvez trouver les résumés ci-dessous.

Veuillez également vous reporter à la compilation exhaustive de références "Brossettes interdentaires: Liste de référence des articles scientifiques", au bas de cette page.

A network meta-analysis of interproximal oral hygiene methods in the reduction of clinical indices of inflammation

This study aims to compare the effect, measured as gingival inflammation, bleeding-on-probing, plaque, and pocket depth, between different interdental cleaning regimes. The regimes included are flossing, powered flossing, toothpicks, toothpicks and intensive oral hygiene instructions, water jet irrigation devices, interdental brushes, gum massaging devices, toothbrush only (controls), powered toothbrush (controls), powered toothbrush and waterjet. Read more here.  

Comparison of interdental brush to dental floss for reduction of clinical parameters of periodontal disease: A systematic review

The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the efficiency of interdental brushes and dental floss as adjuncts to toothbrushing for reducing gingival bleeding and dental plaque. Included studies were randomized controlled trials, including split mouth and crossover trials. Four papers were included for the analysis on bleeding outcome and seven papers for the analysis on plaque outcome. The results indicate that the interdental brush is more efficient than dental floss for reducing both bleeding and plaque. Read more here.

Primary prevention of periodontitis: managing gingivitis

This is a report from the 11th European Workshop in Periodontology on primary prevention of periodontitis. The working group has focused on four different approaches: mechanical self-administered plaque control regimes, self-administered interdental mechanical plaque control, adjunctive chemical plaque control and anti-inflammatory approaches. A number of conclusions are drawn in this report. It is implied that professional oral hygiene instruction contributes to plaque and gingivitis reduction, and that reinforcement of the instruction may lead to enhanced results. Read more here.

Efficacy of inter-dental mechanical plaque control in managing gingivitis – a meta-review

This meta-review, a systematic review including only systematic reviews, compiled the effect of dental floss, woodsticks, interdental brushes and an oral irrigator used for interdental plaque removal in managing gingivitis. Six systematic reviews were included – regarding dental floss (2 studies), woodsticks (1 study), interdental brushes (2) and oral irrigator (1). Read more here.

The effectiveness of conically shaped compared with cylindrically shaped interdental brushes - a randomized controlled clinical trial

In this randomized controlled clinical study, the aim was to compare the effectiveness of conical and cylindrical interdental brushes in respect to plaque and bleeding scores. The subjects included in the study were patients enrolled in a supportive periodontal maintenance program for at least one year after treatment of periodontitis. Read more here.

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