Reference: García-Godoy C, Duque N, Rothrock JA. J Dent Res 2016; 95 (Spec Iss A): Abstract 1708.
The two-step dentifrice and gel system group had significantly (P≤0.011) less overnight (prebrush) percent plaque area than the control group at Week 1 (52.9%) and Week 2 (45%). See Figures 1 & 2. Step 1 is a 0.454% stannous fluoride dentifrice and Step 2 is a 3% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel.
Figure 1. Mean Overnight (Pre-Brush) Percent Plaque Area
Figure 2. Representative response of overnight plaque coverage at Week 1
To assess plaque area following a dental prophylaxis and twice daily use of a 2-step dentifrice and gel system versus a standard oral hygiene control.
- Standard oral hygiene control group: 0.76% sodium monofluorophosphate dentifrice (Colgate® Cavity Protection, Colgate-Palmolive) and a soft, regular manual toothbrush (Oral-B® Indicator™, Procter & Gamble)
- 2-step dentifrice and gel system (Crest® PRO-HEALTH™ [HD]™, Procter & Gamble): Step 1, 0.454% stannous fluoride dentifrice; Step 2, 3% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. The system was used with a soft, regular manual toothbrush (Oral-B® Indicator™).