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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2020, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part A

Bacterial tests with molecular biology, electric and eco-friendly water jet as a proposal for prevention during orthodontic treatment: A pilot study

AUTHOR(S): Maria Giulia Nosotti, Parodi Angela, Manuela Bolla, Andrea Baruffaldi, Luca Viganò and Cinzia Casu
ABSTRACT:The aim of our pilot study is to report the microbiological effects of the use of two types of water jet in orthodontic patients. All 15 patients enrolled in the study, were submitted to professional oral hygiene and evaluation of the periodontal microbiological status, using a molecular biology method to find the total bacterial load of 15 pathogenic species. Subsequently, patients were divided into two groups: group 1 subjected to daily hygiene with an electric water jet (Sowash, Water powered, Napoli, Italy) 2 times a day for a month; group 2 subjected to daily hygiene with manual water jet; group 3 control. A new microbiological evaluation was performed after 1 month. Group 1 had a decrease of bacterial load of 12%, group 2 10% and group 3 maintains an unaltered bacterial growth. The manual water jet eco-friendly, in particular, could be very useful for oral care in a biosustainability perspective.
Pages: 19-21  |  144 Views  14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Maria Giulia Nosotti, Parodi Angela, Manuela Bolla, Andrea Baruffaldi, Luca Viganò and Cinzia Casu. Bacterial tests with molecular biology, electric and eco-friendly water jet as a proposal for prevention during orthodontic treatment: A pilot study. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2020; 6(2): 19-21.
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