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An exploratory study into whether self-monitoring improves adherence to daily flossing among dental patients.

Authors
  • Suresh, Ruby
  • Jones, Katharine C
  • Newton, Jonathan Timothy
  • Asimakopoulou, Koula
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of public health dentistry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
72
Issue
1
Pages
1–7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00274.x
PMID: 22316077
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A brief behavioral intervention enhances adherence to dental flossing, regardless of participants' stage of change. Keeping a flossing diary can increase dental flossing and reduce plaque and bleeding scores in patients with periodontal disease, in the short term.

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