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Odontología Vital

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NUNEZ PICADO, Betzabé  e  ULATE JIMENEZ, Joseph. Effectiveness of dental biofilm removal with different accessories during dental prophylaxis in pediatric patients. Odontología Vital [online]. 2020, n.32, pp.71-78. ISSN 1659-0775.

In pediatric dentistry, a simple procedure that is effective to introduce the child to the environment of the dental office is dental prophylaxis, at the same time it is indispensable for the removal of the dental biofilm at a professional level. Three of the most frequently used additives, the rubber cup, the conventional prophylaxis brush and the ICB microbrush were analyzed, the latter to reinforce occlusal surfaces in order to know which one has a greater effectiveness in the removal, the conventional toothbrush as control. As a result, the prophylaxis brush is the most effective additive in the removal of dental biofilm on all surfaces, with a total removal percentage of 70.57%, with a statistically significant difference with respect to the other accessories.

Palavras-chave : Pediatric dentistry; dental biofilm; dental prophylaxis; dental brushing; dental materials; dental hygiene; dental plaque.

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