JADA: A study of the effectiveness of two types of toothbrushes for removal of oral accumulations

Synopsis: “This study evaluates the effectiveness of the Collis-curve toothbrush which has curved bristles in comparison with a controlled use of a straight bristle toothbrush in removing oral accumulations of plaque and debris and preventing gingivitis” (Shory 1). To read or download the full study, click here: JADA: A study of the effectiveness of two…

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Study: An evaluation of the effectiveness of four mechanical plaque- removal devices when used by a trained care-provider

Synopsis: “Many care-dependent elderly individuals live in nursing homes and must depend on nursing home aides for oral hygiene care. It is generally agreed that the level of oral hygiene care among care-dependent nursing home residents is less than optimal. Two reasons are time constraints and the difficulty involved in brushing other individuals’ teeth. The…

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Study: Improving Quality and Efficiently in Oral Hygiene

– Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Vol. 15, No. 6 Synopsis: This study was set up to evaluate a toothbrush specifically designed for the dependent resident who needs assistance from an attendant in brushing. The goals of this study were to further evaluate the Collis brush is the relation to efficiency of plaque removal and to…

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