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KR101116502B1
KR101116502B1 KR1020090101229A KR20090101229A KR101116502B1 KR 101116502 B1 KR101116502 B1 KR 101116502B1 KR 1020090101229 A KR1020090101229 A KR 1020090101229A KR 20090101229 A KR20090101229 A KR 20090101229A KR 101116502 B1 KR101116502 B1 KR 101116502B1
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The present invention relates to a tongue cleaner, comprising a grip portion 100 and a head portion 110 for wiping the tongue formed on the end of the handle portion 100, the head portion 110 The first cleaning part 200 and the second cleaning part 300 protruding in the tongue direction with respect to the first cleaning part 200 and the elastically deformable second cleaning part 300 is provided.
Tongue Cleaner, Tongue Scratch, Tongue Remover

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Tongue Cleaner {TONGUE CLEANER}

The present invention relates to a tongue cleaner, and more particularly to a structure for removing bad breath and maintaining a clean oral state by scraping the tongue to effectively remove the tongue.

The present invention relates to a tongue cleaner (Tongue Cleaner) or tongue scraper (Tongue Scraper) to remove the foreign matter accumulated on the surface of the tongue, the tongue acts as a development factor in more than 60% of bad breath caused by oral causes Bad breath is characterized by a more severe tongue.

In general, the tongue is accumulated on the surface of the tongue. In terms of structure, the surface of the tongue is rough and the mucous membrane protrudes. This area is called sulphonic papillae, which is distributed more and more into the root of the tongue, and the root of the tongue is more bulging and rougher than the tip of the tongue.

The surface cells of the lingual papilla distributed in the tongue gradually become keratinized and fall off, which acts as a major factor that constitutes the tongue, and especially, the inner 1/3 of the tongue has a rougher surface than the tip of the tongue. The tongue, which consists of saliva, food, oral microorganisms, and epithelial cells that have fallen out of the oral cavity, including tongue, is easily accumulated.

In addition, the tongue root (inner) part is adjacent to the part connected to the nasal cavity mucus component of the runny nose becomes in a cohesive state, which is a more difficult condition to stick naturally formed fall off.

Therefore, in order to effectively remove bad breath and oral hygiene, it is very important to remove the tongue of the inner part of the tongue (root), which is in the form of a toothbrush premised on brushing teeth and gums. It is preferable to use a tongue-only cleaner that can not remove the tongue properly and fits the three-dimensional shape and tissue elasticity of the tongue and takes into account the characteristics of the tongue.

Conventional tongue cleaners have a fan-shaped or T-shaped tip and are generally formed with a cleaning portion that rubs against the tongue. Such a tongue cleaner has a simple cleaning portion and adheres to the tongue, which has a three-dimensional shape, between the tongue and the tongue. It was insufficient to remove effectively, and the tip touched a sensitive part of the tongue root (inner), and there were many problems causing nausea in use.

The present invention has been made in view of the above-described point, and an object of the present invention is to effectively remove tongues and provide convenience in using a tongue cleaner.

The tongue cleaner according to the present invention for achieving the technical problem includes a grip portion 100 and a head portion 110 for wiping the tongue formed on the end of the handle portion 100, the head portion 110 is a plurality of three-dimensional cleaning, characterized in that the first cleaning unit 200 and the second cleaning unit 300 protrudes in the tongue direction with respect to the first cleaning unit 200 and elastically deformable is provided. Contains wealth.

In addition, the first cleaning unit 200 is formed outside the head portion 110, the second cleaning portion 300 is formed inside the head portion 110, the head portion 110 The inner side of the protrudes in the direction of the tongue more than the outer side, it has a characteristic that fits well with the three-dimensional shape of the tongue.

In addition, the head 110 is characterized in that the refraction in the tongue direction with respect to the handle portion 100 can facilitate the oral use of the tongue cleaner.

Furthermore, the head part 110 includes a first hollow part 400 and a second cleaning part 300 that pass through the head part 110 between the first cleaning part 200 and the second cleaning part 300. ) And a second hollow part 500 penetrating the head part 110 between the handle part 100.

Tongue cleaner according to the present invention made as described above is a two-stage resilient cleaning unit consisting of a plurality of head portion is formed and has a form that fits the three-dimensional shape of the tongue can effectively remove the tongue.

In addition, the tongue cleaner has a shape in which the head portion is refracted in the direction in which the tongue is in contact with the handle portion can remove the tongue without stimulating the sensitive portion that causes nausea when inserted into the mouth.

In addition, the head portion may be provided with a hollow portion to deform the elasticity and shape of the two-stage cleaning portion may provide a tongue cleaner having a variety of elasticity.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS The advantages and features of the present invention, and how to accomplish them, will become apparent by reference to the embodiments described in detail below with reference to the accompanying drawings. Hereinafter, a tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

Referring to Figure 1, the tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a grip portion 100 and a head portion 110 for wiping the tongue formed on the end of the handle portion 100, The head part 110 is provided with a second cleaning part 300 which protrudes in the tongue direction and is elastically deformable with respect to the first cleaning part 200 and the first cleaning part 200.

The tongue cleaner is generally formed of a synthetic resin material such as ABS resin or PP (polypropylene), but may be provided in various materials such as metal materials in a range having a certain level of elasticity and rigidity for performing the function of the tongue cleaner. Can be.

The handle part 100 has a rod shape having a predetermined length so that it can be held by hand, and although not shown in detail, a protrusion may be formed to increase the adhesion to the hand when used, and a friction coefficient such as a rubber material. It is composed of a large material or by adding such a material can improve the ease of use.

The head portion 110 is formed at one end of the handle portion 100 and the overall shape is generally having a spoon shape, but may be in various forms such as circular, square or inverted triangle depending on the purpose of use.

The head part 110 includes a first cleaning part 200 and a second cleaning part 300, and the second cleaning part 300 further protrudes in the tongue direction with respect to the first cleaning part 200. And it can be elastically deformed to form a two-stage cleaning unit (200, 300) in the end can be expected to have a higher tongue removal effect.

2 to 4, the head part 110 is generally formed on the outside of the head part 110 and protrudes upward in the direction in which the tongue touches the head cleaning part 200 and the head part 110. Including the second cleaning unit 300 formed inside the) and protruding further in the tongue direction than the first cleaning unit 200, when the head portion 110 is viewed from the side The two cleaning unit 300 may have a two-stage structure.

Therefore, as shown in FIG. 2, the inner side of the head portion 110 has a three-dimensional shape protruding further in the tongue direction, and the head portion 110 to which the head portion 110 abuts has a concave shape in the center, so that the head portion 110 is formed. It may be in close contact depending on the shape of the tongue and a more detailed use example will be described later.

The first cleaning unit 200 may be configured as a first cleaning edge unit 220 which scrapes the tongue by directly contacting the first cleaning body 210 and the tongue, and the second cleaning unit 300 is Like the first cleaning unit 200, the second cleaning main body 310 may be composed of a second cleaning edge part 320 which directly contacts the tongue and scrapes the tongue out, thereby having a more efficient structure for removing tongue out. .

In addition, the head part 110 may include a first hollow part 400 and a second cleaning part 300 passing through the head part 110 between the first cleaning part 200 and the second cleaning part 300. ) And a second hollow part 500 penetrating the head part 110 may be provided between the handle part 100.

The first hollow part 400 is a space passing through the head part 110 between the first cleaning part 200 and the second cleaning part 300, and the size of the first hollow part 400. The elasticity of the first cleaning unit 200 and the second cleaning unit 300 varies.

That is, if the space of the first hollow part 400 is large, the width of the first cleaning part 200 in the head part 110 becomes thin, so that the rigidity is reduced, thereby giving a softer feeling when touching the tongue. The cleaning part 300 also has a smaller area occupied by the head part 110, thereby making it more flexible.

Accordingly, by modifying the size and shape of the first hollow part 400, not only the elasticity of the first cleaning part 200 and the second cleaning part 300 is adjusted but also the first cleaning part 200 and the second cleaning part. The size of the part 300 may be modified in various forms.

In addition, when the first hollow part 400 is used in combination with a liquid drug such as toothpaste or mouthwash, the first hollow part 400 may serve as a passage through which the drug including the tongue scraped out by the tongue cleaner is well discharged.

The second hollow part 500 is a space penetrating the head part 110 inside the second cleaning part 300, and the size of the second hollow part 500 is directly the second cleaning part 300. Affects its elasticity.

In other words, if the space of the second hollow part 500 is large, the width of the second cleaning part 300 becomes thin and the overall stiffness is reduced to give a softer feeling when touching the tongue. Like 400, when used in combination with a liquid drug, the second cleaning part 300 may serve as a passage through which the drug is discharged, including a condition that is scraped off.

As a result, by controlling the size or shape of the first hollow portion 400 and the second hollow portion 500 serves to adjust the elasticity of the cleaning unit 200, 300 provided in the head portion 110, The shape or size of the first hollow portion 400 and the second hollow portion 500 may be modified in various forms according to the user's age, gender, and purpose of use, and whether the hollow portion 400 or 500 is applied. Is optionally possible.

In addition, as shown in FIG. 3, the head part 110 may be in a form in which a tongue is deflected with respect to the handle part 100. The head part 110 may be used in accordance with the shape of the tongue sharply refracted toward the tongue root. It is desirable to have an optimal angle so as to, the degree of refraction may vary in consideration of the user's age, gender and purpose of use.

In addition, the head portion 110 is a spoon-shaped end as described above is generally having an arc shape, in this case, the head portion 110 may be a streamlined shape as the arc diameter is reduced toward the end. .

Hereinafter, a method of using a tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described in detail.

2 to 4, when viewed from the side, the tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a head having a three-dimensional shape in which a first cleaning part 200 and a second cleaning part 300 having two stages are formed. 110.

The first cleaning part 200 is formed at the edge of the head part 110 to have a larger area and greater rigidity than the second cleaning part 300, and the second cleaning part 300 is the head part 110. ) Is formed on the inner side and has a small area occupied by the head part 110, and thus has a relatively flexible property compared to the first cleaning part 200, and thus, the first cleaning part 200 and the second cleaning part ( 300) has a difference in stiffness.

In addition, as shown in FIG. 6, when the second cleaning part 300 protrudes in the tongue direction than the first cleaning part 200 and is formed in the inner side, the second cleaning part 300 considers the moving direction of the tongue cleaner. The cleaning part 300 comes into contact with the tongue bottom earlier than the first cleaning part 200 to scratch the tongue, and the first cleaning part 200 scrapes the tongue bottom again.

When the two cleaning units 200 and 300 are in close contact with the tongue bottom due to the difference in shape and protrusion height of the first cleaning unit 200 and the second cleaning unit 300, the first cleaning unit ( There is a difference between the force scraped by the tongue and the force scraped by the second cleaning part 300 by the 200.

In addition, as described above, the second cleaning part 300 generally has a structurally flexible property compared to the first cleaning part 200, and once the second cleaning part 300 gently wipes the tongue of the tongue from the tongue, Subsequently, the tongue is scraped off again by the first cleaning unit 200.

As a result, unlike the conventional tongue cleaner, the effect of scraping the tongue cleaner twice with one scratch occurs by the first cleaning unit 200 and the second cleaning unit 300 formed in two stages, and the second cleaning unit 300. The tongue between the nipples gently swept up by) is scraped off by the first cleaning unit 200 to obtain a more effective tongue removal effect.

In addition, the difference in elasticity of the first cleaning unit 200 and the second cleaning unit 300 composed of two stages can be modified in various forms according to the user's taste and purpose of use, the position and shape of the tongue to be removed This allows more effective cleaning.

Looking at the structure of the tongue cleaner to remove the tongue with reference to Figures 5 to 7 in more detail, the user inserts the head portion 110 in the oral cavity, close to the tongue, and scrape in the direction of the tip of the tongue from the root of the tongue.

As shown in FIG. 5, in general, the shape of the head portion 110 has a spoon shape that narrows toward the end, so that the head portion 110 is close to the edge of the sensitive tongue root that is easy to cause nausea even if it is put close to the tongue root in the oral cavity. Reducing irritation can also reduce nausea even with tongue cleaners.

In addition, as shown in FIG. 7, the three-dimensional shape of the head part 100 protruding in the tongue direction from the inner side of the head part 110 is in close contact with the shape of the tongue which is concave in the middle corresponding to the shape of the contacting tongue. It is easy to remove the tongue more effectively.

As described above, the tongue, which acts as a main cause of bad breath, is distributed in a large amount toward the 1/3 point of the tongue root, and in order to effectively remove the head portion 110, the first cleaning part 200 ) And the upper surface of the second cleaning unit 300 is in close contact with the tongue root side of the tongue and it is necessary to remove the tongue by scraping toward the end of the tongue.

Referring to FIG. 8, since the structure of the tongue in the oral cavity has a sharply curved shape toward the tongue root as shown in the drawing, the head part 110 is refracted with a predetermined angle in the tongue direction with respect to the handle part 100. In this case, the head 110 can be more easily in close contact with the tongue, it is convenient to use and effective in removing tongue.

Furthermore, even if it is placed close to the oral tongue root to remove the tongue, it is possible to prevent touching the palate or other organs in the oral cavity, and more importantly, it is possible to stimulate the sensitive area near the tongue root which is easy to cause nausea. It can reduce the nausea can be reduced.

While the present invention has been described in connection with what is presently considered to be practical exemplary embodiments, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the disclosed embodiments, but, on the contrary, will be.

Therefore, the above-described embodiments are to be understood as illustrative and not restrictive in all respects, and the scope of the present invention is indicated by the following detailed description, and the scope and meaning of the claims And all changes or modifications derived from the equivalent concept should be interpreted as being included in the scope of the present invention.

1 is a perspective view schematically showing a tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a view for explaining the three-dimensional shape of the head portion of the tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 3 is a side view for explaining the three-dimensional shape of the head portion of the tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention.

4 is a view for explaining a cleaning part of the tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention.

5 is a view for schematically explaining the use example of the tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 6 illustrates the operation of the head portion in the use of a tongue cleaner according to one embodiment of the present invention.

7 is a view for explaining the state of the head portion in contact with the tongue in the use of the tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention.

8 is a view for explaining an oral insertion state in the use of the tongue cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention.

(Explanation of symbols for the main parts of the drawing)

100; Handle 110; Head

200; First cleaning unit 210; First cleaning body

220; A first cleaning edge portion 300; 2nd cleaning part

310; A second cleaning body 320; Second cleaning edge part

400; First hollow part 500; Second hollow part

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  1. Grip portion 100 that can be gripped; And
    It includes a head portion 110 for wiping the tongue formed on the end of the handle portion 100,
    The head unit 110,
    A first cleaning part 200 having a first cleaning edge part 220 in contact with the tongue and scraping off the tongue, the first cleaning part 200 being elastically deformable at the end of the handle part 100;
    A second cleaning edge portion 320 which contacts the tongue and scrapes off the tongue, and is formed at the end of the handle portion 100 so as to be elastically deformable separately from the first cleaning portion 200. And a second cleaning part (300) formed inside the cleaning part (200) and protruding further in the tongue direction with respect to the first cleaning part (200).
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JP2001161720A (en) * 1999-12-14 2001-06-19 Lion Corp Tongue cleaner
US20060052805A1 (en) * 2004-09-07 2006-03-09 Cwik James L Tongue scraper and brush

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JP2001161720A (en) * 1999-12-14 2001-06-19 Lion Corp Tongue cleaner
US20060052805A1 (en) * 2004-09-07 2006-03-09 Cwik James L Tongue scraper and brush

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