Background: Efficient plaque removal is essential for dental caries and gingivitis prevention. It is an important aspect for the perpetuation of proper oral hygiene. The present study was conducted to compare the efficacy of two commercially available manual tooth brushes for removal of dental plaque. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 10 dental students age ranged 18-22 years. In Phase I, plaque score was brought to zero and subjects were given Colgate sensitive tooth brush and plaque score was recorded in the morning for 10 consecutive days. In phase II, Colgate- 17 X slim soft charcoal tooth brush was given after the span of 10 days. All the subjects were instructed to follow Modified Stillman’s technique of brushing with same frequency and duration with both brushes. Results: Colgate sensitive tooth brush and Colgate- 17 X slim soft charcoal tooth brush was used on 10 subjects in present study. The mean plaque score with Colgate sensitive was 1.062 and with Colgate slim soft charcoal tooth brush was 0.750. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: There was better plaque control efficacy with Colgate Charcoal tooth brush as compared to Colgate sensitive tooth brush.
Key words: Coalgate, Plaque, Tooth brush.