Impact d'une application Smartphone sur l'hygiène bucco-dentaire des patients adolescents porteurs d'appareillages fixes orthodontiques : étude contrôlée randomnisée

Abstract : Introduction: The main objective was to assess the impact of the Smartphone application on oral hygiene and motivation for brushing. The second objective was to learn about patients' interest in using a brushing aid application. Methode: It was a prospective, controlled, and randomized study over 18 weeks. The patients included had to be undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment, possess a smartphone and be between 12 and 18 years old. Plaque index, gingival index and white spots were recorded at T1, T2, T3 and T4. Results: 38 patients were included : 20 in the Control group (conventional electric toothbrush) and 18 in the Test group (connected electric toothbrush). No significant differences were found between the two groups regarding the main judgement criterion. Conclusion: The results of this study show that there is no real impact of the application on dental hygiene between T1 and T4 but it allows to reach acceptable hygiene indexes quicker and a more regular basis. The Smartphone application is therefore an interesting tool to improve oral hygiene, at least in the short term.
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Catherine Meiffren. Impact d'une application Smartphone sur l'hygiène bucco-dentaire des patients adolescents porteurs d'appareillages fixes orthodontiques : étude contrôlée randomnisée. Chirurgie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02165017⟩

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