F. van der Weijden
- How effective is toothbrushing? Suggestions for improving plaque reduction scores
- Volume | Issue number
- 33 | 2
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA)
In Western society, toothbrushing was introduced as a daily oral care habit in the 18th century, although it took a while for it to become common practice. It is probably due to the introduction of a plastic toothbrush with nylon filaments in the middle of the last century that a toothbrush became
affordable to almost anyone. However, while there are numerous versions of manual toothbrushes on the market, there has been no clear evidence that any specific design is superior to another. Therefore, the choice of toothbrush is mainly a matter of individual preference.
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