- 特定非営利活動法人 日本歯周病学会
- 日本歯周病学会会誌 (ISSN:03850110)
- vol.21, no.2, pp.193-200, 1979-06-28 (Released:2010-07-16)
The important role of plaque control has been recognized recently. The goal of plaque control is based on a continuous activity by patient himself. It is a main point that dentist gives them propelling power to lead them to the activity; that is “Motivation”. And how to motivate the patient is a great subject.There are many clinical reports of motivation, however it was very hard to find corroborative studies concerning estimation of the effect of motivation for plaque control. H. M. Goldman emphasized the importance of motivation in 1940, and stated that initial preparation combined with tooth brushing is essential to the all patients with periodontal disease. We believe that motivation to all dental patients is indispensable to control plaque thoroughly.The purpose of this experiment is to make clear the effect of motivation in tooth brushing instruction. The patirnts were separated to three groups as follows; 1) Brushing instruction without motivation 2) Motivation with brushing instruction 3) Control. The amount of plaque accumulation was measured before and after the experimental period. To standardize the contents of motivation and tooth brushing instruction for individual patients, a home made cassette tape was prepared and presented on closed circuit TV. Any personal chair side instruction was not given during experimental period. Plaque was stained using liquid of Plak-Lite and was evaluated by U. S. Navy Plaque Index (Modified).