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ICV 2019: 92.11

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2021, Vol. 7 Issue 3, Part E

Assessing tongue cleaning efficiency of tongue scraper, tooth brush, back side of tooth brush head and neem stick

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Paramjeet Singh, Dr. Prateek Jain, Dr. Nikhil Purohit, Dr. Gaurav Agarwal, Dr. Sandeep K Swarnkar and Dr. Priyanka Yadav
ABSTRACT:This study is to evaluate and compare tongue-cleaning efficiency of Tongue scraper, tooth brush, back side of toothbrush head and Neem stick. This study was carried out between January 2020 to March 2020. A total of 210 subjects (Para medical students) of the Government Medical College, Jammu were considered and invited for the study and screened with proper inclusion and exclusion criteria. A total of 120 subjects fulfilled the study criteria were randomly allocated to different tongue cleaning material groups. The results showed that the tongue cleaning efficiency was most in Tongue scraper group followed by Toothbrush group, Neem stick group and least was in Back side of toothbrush group. The cleaning efficiency of tongue scraper was the best followed by toothbrush then Neem stick and least in back side of toothbrush group. Clinical research is necessary to determine the optimum number of times per day for tongue cleaning.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Paramjeet Singh, Dr. Prateek Jain, Dr. Nikhil Purohit, Dr. Gaurav Agarwal, Dr. Sandeep K Swarnkar, Dr. Priyanka Yadav. Assessing tongue cleaning efficiency of tongue scraper, tooth brush, back side of tooth brush head and neem stick. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(3):302-304. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i3e.1315
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