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The Bleeding Index (BI) of Edwards

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Otolaryngology

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Description:

Edwards developed a Bleeding Index (BI) for measuring the mesial and distal interproximal sulcus health of 6 designated teeth based on their tendency to bleed after a standard stimulus. Monitoring the index over time can help determine if a plaque control program is effective. The author is a caption in the US Navy.

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