Smartphone application-assisted oral hygiene of orthodontic patients: a multicentre randomized controlled trial in adolescents.

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Summary of "Smartphone application-assisted oral hygiene of orthodontic patients: a multicentre randomized controlled trial in adolescents."

The aim of this trial was to test whether the use of a smartphone application (app) connected to a toothbrush improves the oral hygiene compliance of adolescent orthodontic patients.


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Name: European journal of orthodontics
ISSN: 1460-2210


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