TOOTH BRUSHING TECHNIQUES

RELATIVE EFFICACY AND COMPARISON IN THE REDUCTION OF PLAQUE SCORE IN 8-11 YEARS OLD CHILDREN

  • Muhammad Ilyas De’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore
  • Sobia Ashraf Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore
  • Hamza Jamil Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore
Keywords: Children, Brushing Technique, Dental Plaque, Teeth

Abstract

Objective: This study is performed to ascertain the efficacy of “horizontal scrub”
Fones method and “modified bass” brushing techniques. Method: A group of 150 school
children of age 8-11 years were randomly selected in different schools of Gojra city. Three
groups of schoolchildren were made by random selection and children of each group were
demonstrated by one of the three techniques. Group 1(Fones method). Group 2(modified
Bass). Group 3(Horizontal scrub). All the kids under this study were reexamined after two days
and re-assess the plaque index and to obtain follow-up data. Result: The result concluded by
statistical analysis and intergroup comparison also concluded by using ANOVA test. Reduction
in plaque score was assessed and compared with each other. Conclusion: Modified Bass was
found most effective in the reduction of plaque score, horizontal scrub was the second effective
technique and least one was Fones.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Ilyas, De’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore

FCPS
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthodontic

Sobia Ashraf, Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore

BDS
House Officer
Department of Orthodontic

Hamza Jamil, Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore

Final Year Student BDS

Published
2018-01-10