Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 11

Comparative Evaluation of Efficacy of with and without Lift the Lip Technique in the Removal of Dental Plaque among 2-5 Years Preschool Children in Davangere city - A Concurrent Parallel Randomized Controlled Trial

Apoorva Shukla*

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, India

*Corresponding Author: Apoorva Shukla, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, India.

Received: October 03, 2022; Published: October 18, 2022

Abstract

Objective: A study was planned to evaluate the efficacy of with and without lift the lip technique in the removal of dental plaque among 2-5 years preschool children in Davangere city.

Materials and Methods: The present study is a concurrent parallel randomized controlled trial. A total of 28 participants aged 2 - 5 years were randomly allocated to two different groups as with and without lift the lip technique as group 1 and 2, where Fones toothbrushing was demonstrated to the parents of all the participants. Dental plaque was assessed at baseline, after seventh day and 14th day using plaque index. For within group and between group comparison Repeated measures ANOVA and independent t test were applied. Chi square test was used to assess the association between cooperation by children during toothbrushing with age and gender.

Results: Statistically significant reduction (p = 0.00) was found from baseline to seventh day and 14th day in dental plaque with mean scores from baseline (1.31;1.29), (0.95;0.86) at seventh day and reduced to (0.63;0.76) at 14th day for Group 1 and 2. No significant difference between the groups (p = 0.47; p = 1; p = 0.4) was found. There were no statistically significant association seen between the cooperation by children during toothbrushing with age (p = 0.69) and gender (p = 1.0).

Conclusions: Lift the lip technique is a simple and less time consuming technique which can provide better visualization and hence can help in the removal of dental plaque. Ultimately, it can help in the reduction of Early Childhood Caries.

Keywords: Early Childhood Caries; Dental Plaque; White Spot Lesion; Fones Method; Toothbrushing; Oral Hygiene

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Citation

Citation: Apoorva Shukla., et al. “Comparative Evaluation of Efficacy of with and without Lift the Lip Technique in the Removal of Dental Plaque among 2-5 Years Preschool Children in Davangere city - A Concurrent Parallel Randomized Controlled Trial".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.11 (2022): 126-134.

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Copyright: © 2022 Apoorva Shukla., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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