Objectives: The purpose of this single-blind clinical study was to evaluate the efficacy of a new manual toothbrush Meridol® (GABA International, Münchenstein, Switzerland) versus a traditional one (ADA, Chicago, IL, USA). Methods: The toothbrushes were randomly assigned to 30 volunteers in a student population of the Dental School of the University of Bologna, divided into 15 test and 15 control subjects. A clinical examination assessing Plaque Index (PI), Gingival Index (GI) and buccal Gingival Recessions was performed at baseline, 3 and 6 months. During the baseline examination, each subject received dental debridment, oral hygiene instructions and a standard kit containing: 3 standard tubes of toothpaste, 1 hourglass (2 minutes), and 1 plaque disclosing solution; each subject of the test group received 3 Meridol® toothbrushes, while each subject of the control group received 3 ADA toothbrushes. Results: During the 6 months of observation both groups presented a PI and GI decrease. A more evident improvement of both indices was observed in the test group (PI p=0.0001, GI p=0.0001). The greatest part of recessions remained stable during the observation time in both groups, some amplitude modifications (0.5 mm) were mainly detected in the first three months (control group χ2 =17.55, p=0.0001; test group χ2 =3.31, p=0.07). They always increased in the control group and decreased in the study group. Conclusions: These results demonstrate that the new manual toothbrush Meridol® is more likely to be effective in reducing PI and GI compared to the traditional one, and widely safe on periodontal tissues during the period of observation.

Clinical efficacy of two toothbrushes with different bristles

CHECCHI, LUIGI;MONTEVECCHI, MARCO;GATTO, MARIA ROSARIA;MORESCHI, ANNALISA;CHECCHI, VITTORIO
2007

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this single-blind clinical study was to evaluate the efficacy of a new manual toothbrush Meridol® (GABA International, Münchenstein, Switzerland) versus a traditional one (ADA, Chicago, IL, USA). Methods: The toothbrushes were randomly assigned to 30 volunteers in a student population of the Dental School of the University of Bologna, divided into 15 test and 15 control subjects. A clinical examination assessing Plaque Index (PI), Gingival Index (GI) and buccal Gingival Recessions was performed at baseline, 3 and 6 months. During the baseline examination, each subject received dental debridment, oral hygiene instructions and a standard kit containing: 3 standard tubes of toothpaste, 1 hourglass (2 minutes), and 1 plaque disclosing solution; each subject of the test group received 3 Meridol® toothbrushes, while each subject of the control group received 3 ADA toothbrushes. Results: During the 6 months of observation both groups presented a PI and GI decrease. A more evident improvement of both indices was observed in the test group (PI p=0.0001, GI p=0.0001). The greatest part of recessions remained stable during the observation time in both groups, some amplitude modifications (0.5 mm) were mainly detected in the first three months (control group χ2 =17.55, p=0.0001; test group χ2 =3.31, p=0.07). They always increased in the control group and decreased in the study group. Conclusions: These results demonstrate that the new manual toothbrush Meridol® is more likely to be effective in reducing PI and GI compared to the traditional one, and widely safe on periodontal tissues during the period of observation.
L. Checchi; M. Montevecchi; M.R. Gatto; A. Moreschi; V. Checchi
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