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Keywords

electric toothbrush, long-term-care, manual toothbrush, oral care, oral health, oral hygiene, plaque index, PLI, toothbrushing

 

Authors

  1. Vannah, Courtney E. IPDH, MS, MPH
  2. Sammarco, Valia R. RDH

Abstract

Abstract: An effective means of maintaining oral health is imperative for the health of long-term-care patients. This article assesses oral hygiene using an electric toothbrush compared with a manual toothbrush.