ApplicationNo. 494008 filed on 06/23/1995
US Classes:15/167.1, Tooth or nail brush15/207.2Bristle configuration or composition
ExaminersPrimary: Scherbel, David A.
Assistant: Soohoo, Tony G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA46B 009/04
Foreign Application Priority Data1992-06-22 JP
AbstractA toothbrush capable of permitting tips of fillings thereof to enter or reach areas such as recesses between teeth, boundaries between teeth and gingivae, and the like to effectively remove dental plaque and the like and exhibit a soft feeling sufficient to prevent damage to gingivae. The toothbrush includes fillings made of a synthetic filament material. The fillings are each formed at both tips thereof into a pointed tapered shape and tied up into a plurality of bundles. The pointed tapered tips of the fillings are each formed with a length of 4 to 8 mm and a non-tapered section of each of the fillings is formed with a maximum diameter of 0.16 to 0.20 mm. Filling setting holes of a filling setting base provided at distal end of a handle of the toothbrush so as to set the bundles of the fillings thereon are formed with a diameter of 1.5 to 2.0 mm and spaced from other holes at an interval of 1.0 to 1.2 mm in the longitudinal direction of the handle.