Patent Number: 6,170,111

Title: Teeth-cleaning device with a handle

Abstract: A teeth-cleaning device (1) has a handle (2) which on one end, preferably on two opposite ends, has an interdental treatment element, for example in the form of a fine brush (3) or hard brush (4) and possibly even in the shape of a tooth pick. The treatment element is positioned perpendicular to, and projects from the longitudinal axis of the handle (2), and is removably and replaceably attached by means of a locking element (5) which can be detachably fixed in a locking position. To this end, the treatment element or a holding device forming part thereof, such as a retaining wire (4a), is inserted in the operating position into a hole (6) extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the handle (2). When the locking element (5) clears this hole (6), the treatment element can be removed and a different one inserted. In the locking position, in contrast, the locking element (5) covers the hole (6) and thus prevents the removal of the treatment element inserted into the hole.

Inventors: Rueb; Fritz Alfons (Schonau, DE), Rueb; Fritz Walter (Schonau, DE)

Assignee: Rueb Holding GmbH

International Classification: A46B 7/00 (20060101); A46B 7/04 (20060101); A46B 15/00 (20060101); A61C 15/02 (20060101); A61C 15/00 (20060101); A46B 009/04 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018