DE102015003350A1 - Device for cleaning the tongue and oral mucous membranes and tooth surfaces - Google Patents

Device for cleaning the tongue and oral mucous membranes and tooth surfaces

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DE102015003350A1
DE102015003350A1 DE102015003350.6A DE102015003350A DE102015003350A1 DE 102015003350 A1 DE102015003350 A1 DE 102015003350A1 DE 102015003350 A DE102015003350 A DE 102015003350A DE 102015003350 A1 DE102015003350 A1 DE 102015003350A1
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Anmelder Gleich
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Kurt Maier
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B15/00Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
    • A46B15/0055Brushes combined with other articles normally separate from the brushing process, e.g. combs, razors, mirrors
    • A46B15/0081Brushes with a scraper, e.g. tongue scraper

Abstract

The invention relates to a device for cleaning the tongue and oral mucous membranes and tooth surfaces, ideally with a handle at the end of which is a head piece that carries a cleaning pad or can accommodate interchangeable, but essentially consisting of a cleaning pad, which by its particular structure a large Having surface with a variety of microstructured and / or macrostructured scraping surfaces and at the same time record by his particular structure large amounts of liquid and solid abgeschabter deposits from the tongue, hold and so can remove from the oral cavity and is easy to clean under an air or water jet and can be applied by means of which, for example, for disinfection and / or deodorization after or during cleaning means.

Description

  • State of the art
  • The invention relates to the field of oral health, more specifically a device for cleaning the tongue and oral mucous membranes and tooth surfaces (hereafter called tongue cleaning device) periodontitis, tooth decay and bad breath diseases are very widespread worldwide and are known to be caused or caused by microorganisms, mainly bacteria in the oral cavity. Here, bacteria play in biofilms on the hard tooth tissues, in periodontal pockets in interdental spaces occasionally also on the oral mucosa and especially on the tongue and tongue base and in the depressions of the tongue organize and deposit a major role. 70 to 90% of the microorganisms that colonize the oral cavity live in the tongue and tongue base, the back of the tongue.
  • Of the approximately 1000 known species, only a few bacterial species are caries or periodontitis pathogenic or cause malodors. In addition, deposits on the tongue are also known as a cause of loss of appetite or impairment of the sense of taste and smell.
  • Furthermore, said biofilms may also be a reservoir for bacterial or other pathogens, such as viruses or yeasts, which are not ordinarily part of oral cavity colonization, and have negative effects on general health and infectious diseases such. As colds, influenza infections, inflammation of the respiratory tract up to chronic obstructive lung diseases favor.
  • Therefore, a variety of medical, dental and domestic measures for the maintenance and achievement of oral health are directed in particular at people who can operate only reduced oral hygiene due to movement restrictions or dry mouth, to the reduction of bacterial deposits and to bring about a healthy oral flora.
  • This includes above all the cleaning of the visible tooth surfaces by daily brushing several times, the cleaning of the interdental spaces with dental floss, dental wood and interdental brushes, the professional teeth cleaning, gaps and gum pockets at the dentist, the application of antibacterial or aseptic mouthwashes, gels, toothpastes and im Case of chronic or acute periodontal disease, the local or systemic use of antibiotics, a "full mouth disinfection", which includes the oral mucus clusters and, more recently, the administration of probiotics to restore a balance of colonization of the oral cavity.
  • Increasingly, the long-term cleansing of the tongue in eastern cultures has been included. Therefore, there are a variety of devices that are known in addition to the application of the toothbrush for cleaning the tongue.
  • These devices are characterized by either one or an array of hard or flexible scraping edges (e.g. DE000000580878A ; DE000029803277U1 ; DE000010153449A1 ; CH000000083043A ; DE000006918518U ) or additionally carry bristles or raised structures (eg. DE000029618012U1 ; CH000000034123A ; DE000069718946T2 ; DE202005009026U1 ; DE202005004291U1 ; DE102006025825A1 ), essentially to be able to penetrate deeper into the tongue surface.
  • A few devices simultaneously enable the spraying of liquids (eg DE000019959188A1 ; DE000000200258A ) or in addition the suction generated by externally generated negative pressure (eg. DE000069935755T2 ) or a mechanical collection of the deposits on a surface attached to the scraping edge (eg. DE000000591498A ).
  • All known and commercially available devices is rather a scraping or punctual loosening of the pads in common, with the disadvantage that only inadequate and effective removal and removal of the pads is done and the pads are usually only superficially relaxed and by the movement of the device on the tongue surface In the same way, the image should rather be effectively removed from the back to the front and effectively removed, as in the case of the picture, by means of an edge or a brush, by means of an edge or a brush, one wishes to quickly remove the clay which has gotten into or out of the carpet by simply scraping it.
  • Description of the invention: problem and solution
  • An object of the present invention, in view of the above, is to provide a tongue cleaning device for home or professional use, which allows to receive pads from and on the tongue over a surface and by sweeping the tongue from and out of the tongue and the Zugengrund absorb at the same time, absorb in the tongue cleaner and thus remove and transport away.
  • Another task is to record the pads by simply washing out the Tongue cleaner, ideally under a jet of water or air jet or by pivoting in a liquid from the tongue cleaner to remove again Another task is roughen stubborn pads and simultaneously massage the tongue and at the same time in addition to the function described above with an additional scraping edge Another task is Apply it after cleaning the tongue, disinfectant and / or deodorizing aromatizing gels or liquids on the tongue or bring in the tongues can.
  • According to the invention, a tongue cleaning device is provided ( 1 ), with a handle ( 2 ) at the end of a head piece ( 3 ), which has a depth cleaning pad ( 4 ) carries this through its structure ( 5 ) has a large surface area with a multiplicity of macrostructured scrapes ( 6 ) which can also carry microstructured structures and at the same time by its in a plurality of horizontally and laterally arranged at angles to each other structures in a three-dimensional, porous, spongy structure ( 7 ) can absorb large amounts of liquid and solid scraped off debris and liquids from the tongue, suck it up and hold it and thus remove it from the oral cavity and which is easy to clean because of its permeability under an air or jet of water. 8th ) or both sides ( 9 ) of the header by a ( 10 ) or several resiliently executed clasps ( 11 ), which simultaneously supports structures ( 12 ), in order to loosen stubborn deposits and to be able to produce a massage effect and wherein the depth cleaning pad is fixed or interchangeable and can also serve for the application of gels, pastes, creams or liquids on the previously cleaned areas after cleaning.
  • According to a preferred embodiment, the depth cleaning pad is removable from the handle and executed interchangeable.
  • The depth cleaning pad has a large surface area in order to be able to cover the tongue with the surface over a wide area.
  • The depth cleaning pad is between 5 mm and 70 mm, preferably 15 mm to 35 mm, more preferably 20 mm to 25 mm wide and between 5 mm and 150 mm, preferably between 20 mm and 50 mm, particularly preferably between 30 mm and 40 mm long and between 1 mm and 40 mm, preferably between 7 mm and 15 mm, particularly preferably between 9 mm and 11 mm thick.
  • The surface of the depth cleaning pad, in the preferred embodiment, has a structure having a plurality of flexible or solid scraping surfaces and protuberances which engage the crevices and furrows between the papillae and dislodge and receive plaque deposits and biofilms from the crevices and grooves between the papillae or absorb.
  • Furthermore, the scraping surfaces are arranged to be horizontally and laterally disposed at many different angles to each other and with respect to the surface.
  • The scraping surfaces are three-dimensionally arranged and interconnected or networked so that they form, as it were, channels and cavities and that they represent a spongy open-pored three-dimensional structure that can pick up and hold the scraped-off coverings.
  • The depth cleaning pad thus has pores with a mean size of 0.1 mm to 15 mm, preferably between 2 mm and 6 mm. Thus, the depth cleaning pad is crossed by channels having an average size of 0.1 mm to 15 mm, preferably a medium size between 2 mm and 6 mm.
  • The three-dimensional structure of the depth cleaning pad can actively absorb the deposits and deposits and biofilm by capillary action and actively by compression and relaxation and passively by the mechanical force of the stripping movement.
  • The three-dimensional structure of the depth cleaning pad can hold the deposits and deposits and biofilm and thus transported away from the tongue and out of the oral cavity The structure of the three-dimensional depth cleaning pad is arranged open-pore so that they are easily and without significant resistance to washing out or blowing through with water or air can and thus the recorded pads from the depth cleaning pad can be easily and largely completely removed.
  • The structure of the depth cleaning pad also allows the application of gels, pastes or liquids for disinfection or the supply of fragrance or flavor or antibacterial substances on and in the tongue.
  • The depth cleaning pad is made of plastics or of metals or natural materials or combinations thereof, preferably made of soft plastics, more preferably made of polyurethane foam (polyurethane foam).
  • The depth cleaning pad can be used in different degrees of hardness and with different Pore sizes designed to accommodate different sensations of the user.
  • According to a preferred embodiment, the depth cleaning pad is an open-pore flexible foam which is resiliently supported from one side of the tongue scraper head so that a corresponding force can be exerted on the tongue surface during use and the wicking action can be assisted by compression and relaxation.
  • Furthermore, a preferred embodiment of the tongue cleaner this is designed so that there is a front and a back of the head piece both can be used The headpiece carries, for example, on one side resilient retaining clips with openings to allow access to the depth cleaning pad and raised structures around persistent at the same time To be able to loosen pads and massage the tongue surface.
  • In a preferred embodiment of the tongue cleaner this designed so that the handle is ergonomically designed and manufactured with a minimum of plastic.
  • Furthermore, the handle can be individually marked with color rings or colored brackets.
  • Explanation to the drawings
  • 1 Figure 3 is an overall perspective view of the tongue cleaning implement in a preferred embodiment of the present invention having a depth cleaning pad
  • 2 Fig. 12 is a perspective view illustrating the three-dimensional depth cleaning pad in an exchangeable form that can be inserted into the handle;
  • 3 is a sectional view taken along a line AA through the depth cleaning pad according to the invention
  • 4 Shows the surface of the depth cleaning pad
  • 5 is a rear perspective view of the handle with head piece with two resilient retaining clips
  • 6 is a detailed view of the braces and showed an exemplary representation of the breakthroughs and raised structures
  • 7 shows a color clip to identify the handle
  • Description of the preferred embodiment
  • 1 shows the tongue cleaning device, with an ergonomically designed handle ( 2 ), Stabilizing ribs ( 2a ) Recessed grip ( 2 B ), a recess for a color coding clip ( 2c ), at the end of the flat designed head piece ( 3 ) with an additional conventional scraping edge ( 3a ), which is not part of the invention and a flat surface cleaning pad used ( 4 ).
  • 2 shows the three-dimensional depth cleaning pad ( 4 ) in an exchangeable form, with a frame ( 4a ) is included so that it can be inserted into the head piece of the handle and exchanged and with its locking edge above ( 4b ) and locking edge down ( 4c ) safe and clear in the header ( 3 ) can be engaged.
  • 3 shows a sectional view taken along a line AA 1 , by the depth cleaning pad according to the invention ( 4 ) with its inner open-pored, sponge-like structure ( 5 ) the networked and thus cavities and channels forming structures ( 5a . 5b ).
  • 4 shows a section of the surface of the depth cleaning pad with its micro- and macrostructured scraping surfaces ( 6 directed and interconnected and interconnected at a plurality of angles to each other and to the surface ( 6a ) and so cavities and channels ( 6b ) form.
  • 5 shows the rear view of the handle ( 2 ) with head piece ( 3 ) with two springy retaining clips ( 10 ; 11 ) and its breakthroughs ( 11a ) and raised structures ( 11b ).
  • 6 shows one of the retaining clips ( 10 ) and in detail the breakthroughs ( 11a ) and sublime structures ( 11b )
  • 7 shows a color clip ( 2d ) for identifying the handle ( 2 ) at the recess on the handle ( 2c ) can be attached.
  • LIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS
  • 2
    grip
    2a
    Stabliliserungsrippen
    2 B
    grip
    2c
    Recess for color coding clip
    2d
    Color coding clip
    3
    headpiece
    3a
    scraping
    4
    Tiefenreinigungspad
    5
    open-pored, sponge-like structure
    6
    micro- and macrostructured scraping surfaces
    6a
    networked structure
    6b
    Cavities and channels
    10, 11
    clasps
    11a
    breakthrough
    11b
    sublime structure
  • QUOTES INCLUDE IN THE DESCRIPTION
  • This list of the documents listed by the applicant has been generated automatically and is included solely for the better information of the reader. The list is not part of the German patent or utility model application. The DPMA assumes no liability for any errors or omissions.
  • Cited patent literature
    • DE 000000580878 A [0007]
    • DE 000029803277 U1 [0007]
    • DE 000010153449 A1 [0007]
    • CH 000000083043 A [0007]
    • DE 000006918518 [0007]
    • DE 000029618012 U1 [0007]
    • CH 000000034123 A [0007]
    • DE 000069718946 T2 [0007]
    • DE 202005009026 U1 [0007]
    • DE 202005004291 U1 [0007]
    • DE 102006025825 A1 [0007]
    • DE 000019959188 A1 [0008]
    • DE 000000200258 A [0008]
    • DE 000069935755 T2 [0008]
    • DE 000000591498 A [0008]

Claims (10)

  1. Device for cleaning the tongue and / or tooth surfaces and / or the oral mucosa, with a handle 2 at the end of a flat head piece 3 This is a deep cleaning pad 4 This is due to its structure 5 a large surface with a variety of macrostructured scraping surfaces 6 and at the same time having a three-dimensional, deep, open-pored sponge-like structure with channels and a large internal volume.
  2. A device according to claim 1, wherein the multiple scraping surfaces on the entire surface of the depth cleaning pad are microstructured so as to be organized laterally as well as vertically at angles to one another or to occupy different angles in a chaotically distributed manner.
  3. Device according to the preceding claims 1-2, wherein the scraping surfaces can also be microstructured.
  4. Apparatus according to the preceding claims 1-3, wherein the depth cleaning pad has open pores.
  5. Device according to the preceding claims 1-4, wherein the depth cleaning pad is traversed, starting from the pores with predominantly continuous channels.
  6. Apparatus according to the preceding claims 1-5, wherein the depth cleaning pad is flexible or rigid
  7. Apparatus according to the preceding claims 1-6, wherein the depth cleaning pad is made of hard or elastic plastics or of metals or natural materials.
  8. A device according to the preceding claims 1-7, wherein the depth cleaning pad is fixedly connected to the grip part or is included with a fixed lip and is exchangeably connected to the grip part.
  9. Device according to the preceding claims 1-8, wherein the depth cleaning pad is resiliently supported on one side or from two sides by a clasp structure of the handle part
  10. Device according to the preceding claims 1-9, wherein the depth cleaning pad can be used without the handle part
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CH83043A (en) 1919-02-11 1919-11-01 Fritz Deuschle tongue cleaner
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DE591498C (en) 1934-01-22 Erwin Obst For cleaning the tongue serving device
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DE102006025825A1 (en) 2006-06-02 2007-12-06 Braun Gmbh Oral hygiene device
DE69935755T2 (en) 1998-05-12 2007-12-27 Kim, Han-Joon, c/o KIM Orthodontic Clinic, Nishinomiya Tongue cleaning device
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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DE580878C (en) 1933-07-17 Anton Rothstein tongue scraper
DE591498C (en) 1934-01-22 Erwin Obst For cleaning the tongue serving device
DE200258C (en)
CH34123A (en) 1905-05-19 1906-03-15 Richard Kaufmann tongue cleaner
CH83043A (en) 1919-02-11 1919-11-01 Fritz Deuschle tongue cleaner
DE6918518U (en) 1969-05-07 1969-10-30 Werner Schwenk tongue cleaner
DE69718946T2 (en) 1996-09-05 2004-03-18 One Drop Only Chemisch-Pharmazeutische Vertriebs Gmbh Oral cleaning device
DE29618012U1 (en) 1996-10-17 1997-02-20 Alexander Martin Device for cleaning the tongue
US5967152A (en) * 1997-12-31 1999-10-19 Amtec Products, Inc. Oral cleaning apparatus
DE29803277U1 (en) 1998-02-25 1998-06-10 Bednaschewsky Rosmarie tongue cleaner
DE69935755T2 (en) 1998-05-12 2007-12-27 Kim, Han-Joon, c/o KIM Orthodontic Clinic, Nishinomiya Tongue cleaning device
US6205611B1 (en) * 1999-04-01 2001-03-27 Onesimo Vigil Tooth and gum cleaning tool
DE19959188A1 (en) 1999-12-08 2001-06-21 Braun Gmbh Method and apparatus for cleaning of cleaning areas of the buccal cavity
DE10153449A1 (en) 2001-10-30 2003-05-15 Paul Bussler Tongue scraper has a flat strip, bent into an arc and with a blunt edge, fitted to a handle to scrape the tongue and clean off the coating
US20030108846A1 (en) * 2001-12-06 2003-06-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable oral hygiene device and methods of making same
DE202005004291U1 (en) 2005-03-16 2005-07-07 Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare Gmbh & Co. Kg Tongue cleaner comprises a head with cleaning surfaces provided with raised cleaning elements consisting respectively of harder and softer materials
DE202005009026U1 (en) 2005-06-01 2005-10-20 Bürstenmann GmbH Cleaning device for tongue, located a back of toothbrush and comprising elevations of different levels of rigidity
DE102006025825A1 (en) 2006-06-02 2007-12-06 Braun Gmbh Oral hygiene device
DE202007003844U1 (en) * 2007-03-13 2007-06-21 Liebl, Michael Device for cleaning the tongue comprises a support layer made from a soft material and having an upper side with a rough surface facing the tongue during cleaning
DE102007048877A1 (en) * 2007-10-11 2009-04-16 Z-Idee Gmbh Device for cleaning body surface of human body, particularly for cleaning upper surface of tongue and inner surfaces of mouth, has cleaning head and cleaning agent provided as flexible fabric
US8234741B2 (en) * 2008-05-06 2012-08-07 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having tissue cleanser

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