Patent Number: 6,254,391

Title: Device for heating the teeth and uses therefor

Abstract: There is disclosed a novel device for providing heat to dental and periodontal structures and a novel process for brightening teeth, together with a novel use of old known processes for brightening teeth. The novel device comprises a splint/stint or vacumformed dental tray, containing a heating element to be placed around the tooth or teeth to be brightened. The novel process for brightening/whitening teeth entails using the splint containing the heating element in conjunction with standard tooth whiteners with a brightening agent. The heating element is attached to a power source, preferably mobile and transportable, so that the process may be accelerated by the heating of the brightening agent, in accordance with the Q10 rule.

Inventors: Darnell; Daniel Henry (Hanceville, AL)


International Classification: A61C 19/06 (20060101); A61C 5/00 (20060101); A61C 19/00 (20060101); A61C 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018