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Plackavlägsnande effekt: jämförelse mellan manuell och elektrisk tandborste
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Plaque removal efficacy : comparison between manual and electric toothbrush (English)
Abstract [sv]

Munhälsan är en viktig del av allmänhälsan som kan påverka livskvaliteten. Plack har betydelse för munhälsan och kan vara en bidragande faktor till utveckling av parodontala sjukdomar och karies. Syftet med litteraturstudien var att jämföra den plackavlägsnande effekten med användning av manuell och elektrisk tandborste.

Studien utfördes som en allmän litteraturstudie och materialet samlades in genom sökning av vetenskapliga artiklar i databasen Pub Med. Sökorden var ”dental plaque”, ”plaque”, ”dental biofilm”, ”electric toothbrush”, ”power toothbrush” och ”manual toothbrush”.

Resultatet baserades på en sammanställning av 15 vetenskapliga artiklar. Elektrisk och manuell tandborstes plackavlägsnande effekt jämfördes mellan olika grupper som patienter med fast ortodontisk apparatur, patienter med parodontit och gingivit, tandläkarstudenter, barn, unga och vuxna individer. Resultaten visade att elektrisk tandborste hade bättre plackavlägsnande effekt än manuell tandborste inom alla grupper.

Slutsatsen är att elektrisk tandborste har bättre plackavlägsnande effekt än manuell tandborste, vilket även stödjer studiens hypotes.


Abstract [en]

Oral health is an important part of overall health and may affect the quality of life. Plaque has an effect on oral health and may be a contributing factor to the development of periodontal diseases and caries. The purpose of this study was to compare the plaque removal efficacy with the use of manual and electric toothbrush. The study was conducted as a review and the material was collected by search of scientific articles in the database Pub Med. Keywords was "dental plaque", "plaque", "dental biofilm", "electric toothbrush", "power toothbrush" and "manual toothbrush". The result was based on 15 scientific articles. Plaque removal efficacy of electric and manual toothbrush was compared in different groups such as patients with fixed orthodontic appliances, patients with periodontitis and gingivitis, dental students, children, youth and adults. The results showed that the electric toothbrush had better plaque removal efficacy than manual toothbrush in all groups.

The conclusion is that the electric toothbrush has better plaque removal efficiency than a manual toothbrush, which also supports the study's hypothesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
oral health, oral hygiene, toothbrush, plaque control
Keyword [sv]
munhygien, munhälsa, plackkontroll, tandborste
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-12146OAI: diva2:725638
Educational program
Study Programme in Oral Health
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-16 Last updated: 2014-06-18Bibliographically approved

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