Mechanical interdental cleaning for preventing and controlling periodontal diseases and dental caries

Trevor M. Johnson (Lead / Corresponding author), Helen V. Worthington, Jan E. Clarkson, Tina Poklepovic Pericic, Dario Sambunjak, Pauline Imai

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To evaluate the effectiveness of mechanical interdental cleaning (flossing, interdental brushing, tooth cleaning sticks and stimulators, oral irrigators), in addition to toothbrushing, compared with toothbrushing alone, for the prevention and control of: 1. periodontal diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis) 2. dental caries 3. dental plaque This also includes assessing the safety of mechanical interdental cleaning procedures, in terms of harms and adverse effects, balancing important benefits against important harms. A secondary objective will compare the different mechanical cleaning procedures with each other.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD012018
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume2015
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2015

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