Patent Number: 6,254,390

Title: Oral burnisher

Abstract: An oral burnisher includes a "U" shaped head at one end of the handle. The head includes a pair of substantially parallel side panels and a back panel covered by a thermoplastic elastomer sheath. The side panels include inwardly facing arrays of thermoplastic elastomer projections which extend from the sheath and the back panel includes an array of thermoplastic elastomer projections which extend from the sheath on its inner face. The outer face of the back panel is also provided with an array of thermoplastic elastomer projections which extend from the sheath. The thermoplastic elastomer sheath may be molded over the surface of the panels which are formed in one piece with the handle of a suitable plastic such as polypropylene. The projections of each array extend in the order of 1-2 mm. and have generally hemispherical tips such that the transverse dimension of the head is relatively small and can easily be accommodated in the oral cavity.

Inventors: Wagner; Eugene C. (Pacific Palisades, CA)

Assignee:

International Classification: A46B 9/00 (20060101); A46B 9/04 (20060101); A61C 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018