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Evaluation of toothbrush disinfection via different methods

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Oral Research, January 2016
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Title
Evaluation of toothbrush disinfection via different methods
Published in
Brazilian Oral Research, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/1807-3107bor-2016.vol30.0006
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Adil BASMAN, Ilkay PEKER, Gulcin AKCA, Meryem Toraman ALKURT, Cigdem SARIKIR, Irem CELIK

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of using a dishwasher or different chemical agents, including 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate, 2% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), a mouthrinse containing essential oils and alcohol, and 50% white vinegar, for toothbrush disinfection. Sixty volunteers were divided into five experimental groups and one control group (n = 10). Participants brushed their teeth using toothbrushes with standard bristles, and they disinfected the toothbrushes according to instructed methods. Bacterial contamination of the toothbrushes was compared between the experimental groups and the control group. Data were analyzed by Kruskal-Wallis and Duncan's multiple range tests, with 95% confidence intervals for multiple comparisons. Bacterial contamination of toothbrushes from individuals in the experimental groups differed from those in the control group (p < 0.05). The most effective method for elimination of all tested bacterial species was 50% white vinegar, followed in order by 2% NaOCl, mouthrinse containing essential oils and alcohol, 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate, dishwasher use, and tap water (control). The results of this study show that the most effective method for disinfecting toothbrushes was submersion in 50% white vinegar, which is cost-effective, easy to access, and appropriate for household use.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 56 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 20%
Student > Bachelor 10 18%
Other 5 9%
Researcher 4 7%
Student > Postgraduate 3 5%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 17 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 19 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 May 2021.
All research outputs
#5,263,710
of 19,430,502 outputs
Outputs from Brazilian Oral Research
#19
of 171 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#78,201
of 272,079 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Oral Research
#1
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