The Hydrabrush/30 Second Smile™ Tooth Brush- Improving Gingival Health in Less Time, A Randomized Clinical TrialJ. Kobi Stern1#*, Darron R Alvord2#, Stephen W Looney3, Ranjitha Krishna1, Patrick Basquil1, Ilanit Stern4 and Regina L Woods1
- *Corresponding Author:
- J Kobi Stern, DMD, M.Sc
Department of Periodontics
College of Dental Medicine
Georgia Regents University, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 28, 2015; Accepted Date: May 04, 2015; Published Date: May 12, 2015
Citation: Stern JK, Darron RA, Stephen WL, Krishna R, Basquil P, et al. (2015) The Hydrabrush/30 Second Smile™ Tooth Brush- Improving Gingival Health in Less Time, A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Oral Hyg Health 3:177. doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000177
Copyright: © 2015 Stern JK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objectives: The aim of this examiner-blinded, randomized controlled clinical trial was to compare the efficacy of a new innovative electric toothbrush used twice daily for only 30 seconds (Hydrabrush/30 Second Smile toothbrush)™ to a conventional electric toothbrush (Sonicare/Diamond Clean) that served as control used twice daily for 2 minutes.
Materials and Methods: 50 patients, with 25 patients in each group were randomly assigned to either the Hydrabrush/30 Second Smile or the Sonicare/Diamond Clean toothbrushes. Baseline periodontal examinations were performed for each patient, including: gingival inflammation (GI), plaque (PI), bleeding on probing (BOP), periodontal probing depths (PD), recession, furcation, and mobility. These periodontal parameters were evaluated at six weeks and at twelve weeks for each patient. Patients were instructed to strictly follow the manufacturer’s instructions for each toothbrush, and to refrain from all other oral hygiene measures.
Results: Although not statistically significant, the Hydrabrush/30 Second Smile toothbrush showed a greater reduction of GI and BOP when compared to the control brush. In addition, the Hydrabrush/30 Second Smile toothbrush was able to further reduce PD, BOP, and plaque over time thus displaying an additive effect that was statistically significant at 12 weeks compared to 6 weeks.
Conclusion: Concomitant with periodontal therapy provided to gingivitis and slight periodontitis patients, using the Hydrabrush/30 Second Smile toothbrush twice daily for only 30 seconds, can be equally effective as a conventional electric toothbrush used twice daily for 2 minutes, in improving gingival health over time.
Clinical significance: This study demonstrates that improved gingival health can be achieved in shorter brushing time using the Hydrabrush/30 Second Smile toothbrush. This may improve oral hygiene compliance for all patients, especially those with dexterity issues.