Evaluation of Surface Roughness of Teeth Post Brushing Simulation with Different Commercially Available Ultrasoft Toothbrush
Form, function and aesthetics is the primary goal of dentistry. Brushing plays an important role in maintaining the form , function and aesthetics. Choosing the right toothbrush plays an important role in maintaining dental hygiene.
aterials and Methods
Eight central incisors non carious teeth were selected and decoronated. The coronal portion was mounted in a silicone mould of standard dimension.Three commercially available ultra soft toothbrushes were chosen .The base line roughness was evaluated using a profilometer. The pre and post roughness mean was calculated.
The study concluded that there is no significant difference in the roughness post brushing.
Different commercially available ultra soft toothbrushes have different bristle diameter which determines the stiffness or texture of the toothbrush.
There was no significant difference between post and pre roughness caused by the three toothbrushes, yet one tooth brush causes comparatively less surface roughness than the other two toothbrushes.