Accession Number : ADD002565

Title :   Tongue Cleaning Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bhaskar,Surindar N ; Selting,Wayne J ; Gilmore,Eleanor L ; Gross,Arthur

Report Date : 16 Mar 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention concerns a device for tongue brushing, the use of which maintains positive oral hygiene and application thereto controls proliferation of plaque forming bacteria and the like. It is the object of this invention to remove from the tongue populations of bacteria and extraneous cellular debris associated with plaque formation, dental caries and gum diseases. A low vertical profile of the device alleviates severe gag reflexes thereby permitting the posterior, dorsal surface of the tongue to be cleaned.

Descriptors :   *Oral hygiene, *Dentistry, *Patents, *Bioinstrumentation, Oral health, Tongue, Cleaning, Brushes

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE