Effectiveness of the GumChucks® Flossing System Compared to String Floss for Interdental Plaque Removal in Children

2019-08-20 20:17:12 | BioPortfolio


This study evaluates the interdental plaque removal efficacy, flossing speed, and reduction in gingival inflammation of a new flossing system (GumChucks®) compared to string floss, and to assess preference between the two flossing products in children, parents, and dentists.

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GumChucks, String floss




University of California, Los Angeles

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-08-20T20:17:12-0400

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An acute or chronic GINGIVITIS characterized by redness and swelling, NECROSIS extending from the interdental papillae along the gingival margins, PAIN; HEMORRHAGE, necrotic odor, and often a pseudomembrane. The condition may extend to the ORAL MUCOSA; TONGUE; PALATE; or PHARYNX. The etiology is somewhat unclear, but may involve a complex of FUSOBACTERIUM NUCLEATUM along with spirochetes BORRELIA or TREPONEMA.

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