Interdental cleaning aids

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This network meta-analysis of the comparative efficacy of interproximal oral hygiene aids included 22 RCTs and suggests that interdental brushes and water-jets ranked highest for the reduction of gingival bleeding. Although the quality of the available evidence is limited.

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Which interdental cleaning aids for managing gingivitis?

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A number of reviews have been conducted of interdental cleaning aids. This meta-review brings together 6 reviews and finds only evidence of low quality for interdental brushes, floss, woodsticks and oral irrigators.

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Only low quality evidence available for effectiveness of interdental toothbrushes

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Good oral hygiene to ensure the effective removal of dental plaque is key to maintaining good oral health.  While toothbrushing is the most commonly used method, dental floss and interdental brushes are both widely available and recommended adjuncts to toothbrushing.  A 2011 Cochrane review by Sambunjak et al assessed the evidence for dental floss (Dental [read the full story…]

Trail suggests that straight interdental brushes may be more effective than angled brushes

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The effective removal of plaque is important for the prevention of both caries and periodontal disease. Interdental cleaning aids are frequently recommended in addition to toothbrushing to improve plaque removal.  The aim of this study was to investigate interproximal plaque removal with an angled interdental brush as compared to a straight interdental brush. Adults aged [read the full story…]