In a recent study published in the Journal of Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry, the PeriClean Ultra-Soft toothbrush was found to be as effective in plaque removal as conventional toothbrushes while enabling gingival tissue (gum) regrowth.
The article summarizes the study performed by researchers from the College of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. The study concluded that the PeriClean bristleless toothbrush was just as effective in plaque removal as comparative, conventional toothbrushes while also helping to enable gum regrowth. Read the abstract or order the study for more details.
In a study, the PeriClean was compared with a soft-bristled, nylon toothbrush. Participants used the PeriClean for two weeks, after which time their teeth were studied to determine the amount of plaque remaining. Study participants then used a traditional toothbrush for two weeks. The study concluded that the PeriClean and the soft-bristled toothbrush were equal in their ability to remove plaque from teeth. The study also found that the PeriClean provided sufficient flexibility to help minimize the force applied to teeth and gums when brushing – helping to prevent gum recession.
A follow up year-long study that evaluated individuals, between the ages of 18 and 80, who used the PeriClean for 12 months supports these conclusions. Researchers also concluded that the Periclean not only reduced the risk of gum recession, but also helped enable gum regrowth. The study found that the nylon bristles used in most traditional toothbrushes cause the most gingival damage which can lead to tissue loss and gum recession. In contrast, the PeriClean reduced the risk of gum recession and even allowed for gums to grow back.