Interdental Brushes

Scovolini Un riassunto di Articoli Scientifici

E’ un fatto ben noto che una buona igiene orale è fondamentale per il mantenimento della salute orale. Le due più comuni malattie orali, carie e parodontite, sono principalmente malattie interdentali dato che è nello spazio interdentale che la placca si accumula maggiormente e che si tratta anche di un’area che non può essere raggiunta con lo spazzolino. Di conseguenza, la pulizia interdentale in aggiunta allo spazzolamento sono capisaldi nel raggiungimento del controllo della placca in una cura orale quotidiana a casa. Vari studi hanno paragonati gli scovolini ad altri dispositivi di pulizia interprossimale, soprattutto il filo, rispetto alla loro influenza su placca e gengivite. Il fattore della preferenza del paziente è anche stato valutato. La ricerca in favore degli scovolini è convincente. Anna Nilvéus Olofsson, DDS, Manager Odontology and Scientific Affairs, ha selezionato e riassunto cinque studi specificatamente importanti nel supportare gli scovolini. Qui sotto i riassunti. Un elenco esteso di riferimenti è presente in fondo alla pagina, Interdental Brushes: A Reference List of Scientific Articles.

Please also see the extensive compilation of references, Interdental Brushes: A Reference List of Scientific Articles, at the bottom of this 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. Leggi di più qui  

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. Leggi di più qui

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. Leggi di più qui

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). Leggi di più qui

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. Leggi di più qui

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