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Interdental brushing for the prevention and control of periodontal diseases and dental caries in adults

  1. Tina Poklepovic1,*,
  2. Helen V Worthington2,
  3. Trevor M Johnson3,
  4. Dario Sambunjak1,
  5. Pauline Imai4,
  6. Jan E Clarkson5,
  7. Peter Tugwell6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group

Published Online: 18 DEC 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 7 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009857.pub2


How to Cite

Poklepovic T, Worthington HV, Johnson TM, Sambunjak D, Imai P, Clarkson JE, Tugwell P. Interdental brushing for the prevention and control of periodontal diseases and dental caries in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD009857. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009857.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Medicine, University of Split, Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health, Split, Croatia

  2. 2

    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Cochrane Oral Health Group, Manchester, UK

  3. 3

    Faculty of General Dental Practice, Yorkshire Area, York, North Yorkshire, UK

  4. 4

    MTI Community College, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  5. 5

    University of Dundee, Dental Health Services Research Unit, Dundee, Scotland, UK

  6. 6

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Department of Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

*Tina Poklepovic, Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health, School of Medicine, University of Split, Soltanska 2, Split, 21 000, Croatia. tinapoklepovic@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 18 DEC 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study selection flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Interdental brushing versus flossing, Outcome 1 Gingivitis at 1 month.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Interdental brushing versus flossing, Outcome 2 Gingivitis at 3 months.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Interdental brushing versus flossing, Outcome 3 Plaque at 1 month.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Interdental brushing versus flossing, Outcome 4 Plaque at 3 months.