Mechanical Plaque Control and Gingivitis Reduction in Fixed Appliance Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sebastian Zingler, University of Jena
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00681135
First received: May 16, 2008
Last updated: February 21, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of a sonic toothbrush alone is more effective than two other toothbrushing protocols on dental plaque elimination in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances.


Condition Intervention
Dental Plaque
Gingivitis
Device: sonic toothbrush (Philips Sonicare® FlexCare, Typ HX6942/04)
Device: manual toothbrush / interdental toothbrush (elmex® Inter X medium toothbrush / interdental brush Curaprox®)
Device: manual toothbrush (elmex® Inter X medium toothbrush)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Mechanical Plaque Control and Gingivitis Reduction in Fixed Appliance Patients: Comparison of Different Toothbrushing Protocols

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Further study details as provided by University of Jena:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Plaque Indices [ Time Frame: every 4 weeks for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Gingival Indices [ Time Frame: every 4 weeks for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Periodontal parameters [ Time Frame: every 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Microbiological parameters [ Time Frame: every 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Molecularbiological parameters [ Time Frame: every 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 118
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Device: sonic toothbrush (Philips Sonicare® FlexCare, Typ HX6942/04)
toothbrushing with a sonic toothbrush and sealant coating (ProSeal™) of the enemal surface around the brackets
Other Name: Philips Sonicare® FlexCare
Experimental: 2 Device: manual toothbrush / interdental toothbrush (elmex® Inter X medium toothbrush / interdental brush Curaprox®)
toothbrushing with a manual toothbrush and interdental brush and sealant coating (ProSeal™) of the enemal surface around the brackets
Other Name: elmex® Inter X medium toothbrush / interdental brush Curaprox®
Experimental: 3 Device: manual toothbrush (elmex® Inter X medium toothbrush)
toothbrushing with a manual toothbrush and sealant coating (ProSeal™) of the enemal surface around the brackets
Other Name: elmex® Inter X medium toothbrush
Active Comparator: 4 Device: manual toothbrush (elmex® Inter X medium toothbrush)
toothbrushing with a manual toothbrush without sealant coating of the enemal surface around the brackets
Other Name: elmex® Inter X medium toothbrush

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   11 Years to 15 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • no systemic diseases
  • orthodontic appliance (min. 10 completely erupted permanent teeth with brackets/bands)
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • presence of caries lesion
  • antibiotic therapy within the previous 6 months
  • diagnosis of early onset periodontitis
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00681135

Locations
Germany
Department of Orthodontics
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 69120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sebastian Zingler
Investigators
Study Chair: Christopher J. Lux, Professor Department of Orthodontics, University of Heidelberg
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sebastian Zingler, Dr. med. dent. Sebastian Zingler, University of Jena
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00681135     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ZKL-08-MHW
Study First Received: May 16, 2008
Last Updated: February 21, 2012
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by University of Jena:
orthodontics
toothbrush
interdental brush
oral hygiene

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Plaque
Gingivitis
Dental Deposits
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Gingival Diseases
Periodontal Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Olaflur
Cariostatic Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

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