Toothbrush selection: A dilemma?

Dhiraj Sasan, Betsy Thomas, Mahalinga Bhat, K. Aithal, P. Ramesh

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Abstract

The toothbrush is a fundamental tool used for accomplishing plaque control. Various types of toothbrushes available in the market keep the buyer in a state of dilemma as to which one to choose, due to lack of information about the "quality" of it. This study has been designed to understand whether all the products available in the market adhere to the specifications laid down by the ADA, which is universally accepted in standardization of a tooth brush. 95% of the brushes surveyed contain less number of bristles per tuft than specified and a large percentage deviate from the standard prescribed value for their bristle diameter and other dimensions. Few brushes labeled as "Soft" were "Medium" and labeled "Medium" were "Hard". The study will bring to light the quality of toothbrushes available in India for a rationalised selection of appropriate toothbrush by the community at large.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Dental Research
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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    Sasan, D., Thomas, B., Bhat, M., Aithal, K., & Ramesh, P. (2006). Toothbrush selection: A dilemma? Indian Journal of Dental Research, 17(4), 167-170.