mechanical plaque control

me·chan·i·cal plaque con·trol

(mĕ-kan'i-kăl plak kon-trōl')
Oral hygiene procedures to remove dental biofilm from tooth surfaces using a toothbrush and selected devices for interdental cleaning.
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Six month comparison of powered vs manual tooth brushing for safety and efficacy in the absence of professional instruction in mechanical plaque control.
Mouth rinses can be used for a variety of patients in addition to those who have difficulty with mechanical plaque control.
98,105-108) These collective research findings, with consideration given to the respective adverse events profiles of antiseptic agents, reinforce the value of using CHG, CPC, and EO in addition to mechanical plaque control for long-term maintenance of gingival health.
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