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Comparison of Soft Toothbrush and Brushless Cleaner in Their Ability to Remove Plaque From Teeth

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 25, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peri-Swab, LLC

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to observe whether a brushless cleaning device can be equally as effective in removing plaque from the teeth as a soft toothbrush. The goal is to give people an alternative to bristle brush cleaning if they find they are brushing too hard. The hypothesis is that it is possible to maintain healthy teeth and gingiva by using brushless methods in conjunction with flossing.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Plaque Control Device: Peri Clean Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Comparison of Soft Toothbrush and Brushless Cleaner in Their Ability to Remove Plaque From Teeth
Study Start Date : December 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Tooth brush
Periclean is a soft rubber gentle toothbrush
Device: Peri Clean

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Silness Gingival index [ Time Frame: June 2013 ]
    using a periodontal probe gently between the tooth and gum

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 yrs of age
  • healthy gingiva

Exclusion Criteria:

  • less than 18 yrs old
  • patients with braces
  • decisionally impaired
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Responsible Party: Peri-Swab, LLC Identifier: NCT01994278    
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-038A
First Posted: November 25, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 25, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013