The experimental brush was able to remove a significant amount of plaque, particularly on the lingual surfaces, demonstrating its effectiveness for plaque removal when used by care-dependent elderly.
- Within the limits of this study, the experimental chewable brush was found to be as effective as a manual brush in removing plaque.
- The chewable brush may be an appropriate oral hygiene adjunct for school children, including children with disabilities.
- More comprehensive studies are needed before the chewable brush can be recommended for use by high-caries-active children.
The present study showed that a chewable toothbrush can be an alternative to a manual toothbrush for individuals who have difficulty using the generally recommended rolling method as well as those in specific situations. In the future, chewable toothbrushes can be used to manage dental health.
Through the results obtained from the experimental study held within its limitations we can attain an opinion that plaque removal efficiency of electric toothbrush is the highest with manual toothbrush and chewable toothbrush in succession respectively.
By testing, we concluded that both types of brushes show the effectiveness in removing dental plaque. The fact that there is no significant difference in the effectiveness of the tested brush, as well as a very simple practical application, indicate the positive effects of using chewable brushes in order to reduce plaque and prevent caries and periodontal diseases, primarily in the inability to use conventional brushes.