What is it about?

The clinical efficacy of dental floss might be limited in adults, as this device may be difficult to use. The present study demonstrated that a dental floss impregnated with chlorhexidine promoted higher reduction of dental plaque when compared to a dental floss without this impregnation and to individuals that did not use any mechanical control of plaque.

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Why is it important?

This study assessed the importance of both mechanical and chemical control of supragingival biofilm.

Perspectives

Despite of this important results, further long-term studies are necessary to assess the use of this devices in the dental practice.

Francisco Wilker Muniz

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This page is a summary of: Efficacy of dental floss impregnated with chlorhexidine on reduction of supragingival biofilm: a randomized controlled trial, International Journal of Dental Hygiene, November 2014, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/idh.12112.
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