Oral hygiene


M.L. Darby and M.M. Walsh. Dental Hygiene. Theory and Practice (3rd ed.). Elsevier-Saunders, St. Louis, 2010.

A Felton, A. Chapman and S. Felton. Basic Guide to Oral Health Education and Promotion (2nd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, 2014.

R. Levine and C. Stillman-Lowe. The Scientific Basis of Oral Health Education. BDJ Clinician’s Guide (8th ed.). Springer, 2018.

M.D. George, T.G. Donley and P.M. Preshaw. Ultrasonic Periodontal Debridement: Theory and Technique. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

J. Gehring. Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist (5th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2018.

Journal articles (peer reviewed literature)

J.T. Newton and K. Asimakopoulou. Managing oral hygiene as a risk factor for periodontal disease: a systematic review of psychological approaches to behaviour change for improved plaque control in periodontal management. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 42, S36-S46 (2015).

D. Richards. The effectiveness of interproximal oral hygiene aids. Evidence-Based Dentistry 19, 107–108 (2018).

B. Rapone et al. Oral Hygiene in Patients with Oral Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy and/or Radiotherapy after Prosthesis Rehabilitation: Protocol Proposal. Oral & Implantology IX, S1 90-97 (2016).

J.M. Schuurhuis et al. Evidence supporting pre-radiation elimination of oral foci of infection in head and neck cancer patients to prevent oral sequelae. A systematic review. Oral Oncology 51, 212-220 (2015).

S. Esin et al. Longitudinal study on the effect of oral hygiene measures on the salivary count of microbial species with cariogenic potential. Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents 32, 1407-1420 (2018).

G. Schmalz et al. No difference between manual and different power toothbrushes with and without specific instructions in young, oral healthy adults—results of a randomized clinical trial. Clinical Oral Investigations 22, 1147-1155 (2018).

Electronic resources

An up-to-date and evidence-based general resource of information from Public Health England: