(*) Plaque Index
Hep.--(B) Hep.--(B+C) 0.000 HS Control 0.000 HS Hep.--(B+C) Control 0.000 HS Gingival Index Hep.--(B) Hep.--(B+C) 0.000 HS Control 0.002 HS Hep.--(B+C) Control 0.000 HS Table 2-1.
The gingival index, the plaque index
and the retention index systems.
Table 3: Secondary study endpoints: plaque index
(PI) and gingival index (GI).
After performing the current study, we can affirm that the OPCs have an effect in the health of the periodontal tissues, as we could see through the Silness and Loe and gingival bleeding indexes, which were significantly lower in the experimental group than in the control group, although it was not corroborated by the Turesky plaque index
, where the presence of plaque was paradoxically higher by 33% in the study group than in the control group (Table 1).
Denture plaque index
(Budtz-Jorgensen, 1978) provides the following description for the amount of denture plaque on the fitting surface: 0 = nonvisible, 1 = less than one-third covered, 2 = one-third to two-thirds covered, and 3 = more than two-thirds covered.
Table 4: Peri-implant inflammation, bleeding index, plaque index
, and calculus.
Mean and standard deviations (SD) of gingival index (GI), plaque index
(PI) and the DMFS (Decayed, Missing, Filled, Surfaces) scores stratified by previous visits to the dentist, having dental fear, receiving oral health care information previously, using dental floss and mouthrinse, and having dental scaling previously.
Key words: Students, dental; Oral health; Surveys and questionnaires; Dental plaque index
After 6 weeks follow-up, there was reduction in Plaque index
, Gingival Index, probing pocket depth (Figure 2).
The following clinical parameters were recorded: Bleeding index, Plaque index
,  and Probing pocket depth measurement using standard Williams graduated probe (Hu-Freidy, Chicago, IL, USA).All patients received the same oral hygiene instructions.
The research hypothesis was that the difference in the reduction of the plaque index
between the prototype and the standard toothbrush, either manual or electric, was <10% (clinical relevance margin).