Accession Number : AD0702154

Title :   ACCEPTABILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF AN INGESTIBLE TOOTHPASTE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 64-Jun 67,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Hall,Gaylord L. ; Jerman,Albert C. ; Brown,Cecil E. , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An ingestible toothpaste was tested during the course of a simulated space flight conducted to study the effect on man of living in an atmosphere of approximately 100% oxygen. Four young male adults spent 43 days in a space cabin simulator at a pressure equivalent to 27,000 ft. of altitude. The dental phase was to determine the acceptability of the ingestible toothpaste and whether any change in the oral health of the subjects took place as a result of the flight. The ingestible toothpaste was acceptable; however, because of the small number of subjects, results were inconclusive as to the effectiveness of the oral hygiene protocol. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TOILET ARTICLES, INGESTION(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*DENTISTRY, SPACE FLIGHT), MEDICAL RESEARCH, HIGH ALTITUDE, EFFECTIVENESS, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, TEETH, DISEASES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE