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Title: Access to Interdental Brushing in Periodontal Healthy Young Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study
Authors: Carrouel, Florence
Llodrá Calvo, Juan Carlos
Viennot, Stéphane
Santamaria, Julie
Bravo Pérez, Manuel
Bourgeois, Denis
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Purpose: Interdental diameter space is largely undefined in adults, which compromises the decision support for daily interdental cleaning during routine practice in individual oral prophylaxis. This study assesses the distribution of diameter access of interdental spaces in an 18- to 25-year-old adult population free of periodontal disease. Methods: In March-April 2015, a cross-sectional study using random sampling was performed at the University Lyon 1, France. The interproximal dental spaces of 99 individuals were examined using a colorimetric calibrated probe associated with the corresponding calibrated interdental brush (IDB). Results: Of the 2,408 out of 2,608 sites, the overall accessibility prevalence of any interdental brushing was 92.3%. In total, 80.6% of the sites required interdental brushes with smaller diameters (0.6–0.7 mm). In anterior sites, the diameter of the interdental brushes used was smaller (55.8% of IDB with 0.6 mm) than the diameter of the interdental brushes used in posterior sites (26.1% of IDB with 0.6 mm) (p < 0.01). The adjusted ORs indicate a significant association with the location of the sites (approximately doubling the risk of bleeding, i.e., OR = 1.9, in posterior sites). Conclusions: Most interdental sites can be cleaned using interdental brushes. Even in healthy people, interdental hygiene requirements are very high. Strengthening the oral hygiene capacity by specifically using interdental brushes can have an effect on the health of the entire population. Screening of the accessibility of the interdental space should be a component of a routine examination for all patients.
Sponsorship: The study was financially supported by Curaden International AG, Kriens, Switzerland
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Keywords: Interdental brushing
Periodontal healthy
Young adults
Periodontal diseases
Oral medicine
Prophylaxis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/44743
ISSN: 1932-6203
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Carrouel, F.; et al. Access to Interdental Brushing in Periodontal Healthy Young Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study. Plos One, 11(5): e0155467 (2016). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/44743]
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