Comparison between Interdental Brush and Dental Floss for Controlling Interproximal Biofilm in Teeth and Implants

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The presence of dental biofilm is the primary etiological factor in the development of periodontal disease. Dental floss and interdental brushes as adjuncts to dental hygiene provides a greater benefit for disrupting the oral biofilm in the interproximal areas. To compare the use of an interdental brush and dental floss for controlling the dental biofilm around teeth and implants, twelve volunteers (men and women) aged 18 to 50 years were randomly selected. During the first thirty days, patients used the conventional Bass method of brushing associated with cleaning the interproximal space only with dental tape. At the end of this month, a new plaque index was measured. At the beginning of the second month, the patients were instructed to use conventional brushing, and then only interproximal cleaning with interdental. At the end of this second month, a new plaque index was measured

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