Toothbrush Contamination a review of indian literature
Tooth brushing is one of the oldest methods of mechanical plaque control. This paper review the scientific literature of Indian studies conducted to evaluate toothbrush contamination and interventions used to reduce contamination of toothbrushes over the last decade.
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