US 11,751,983 B2
Oral hygiene method
Gerrarda O'Beirne, Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by Able Biomedical Devices, LLC, Seattle, WA (US)
Filed on Nov. 11, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/524,416.
Application 17/524,416 is a division of application No. 15/130,774, filed on Apr. 15, 2016, granted, now 11,173,018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/148,512, filed on Apr. 16, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2022/0061969 A1, Mar. 3, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61C 15/02 (2006.01); A61C 17/22 (2006.01); A61C 19/06 (2006.01); A61B 1/247 (2006.01); A61C 19/04 (2006.01)
CPC A61C 15/02 (2013.01) [A61B 1/247 (2013.01); A61C 17/224 (2013.01); A61C 19/04 (2013.01); A61C 19/063 (2013.01)] 33 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An oral hygiene method comprising:
vibrating, by a vibration element of a tooth pick device, a pick head of the tooth pick device, wherein the pick head comprises a pointed pick member, and the pointed pick member comprises a core and an outer region surrounding the core, the outer region comprising a porous and pliable material softer than dentin of human teeth and suitable for removing biofilm from between teeth and gums, wherein a first hardness of the core is greater than a second hardness of the outer region;
guiding the pointed pick member along teeth and/or gums of a subject; and
removing material from the teeth of the subject with the pores of the porous and pliable material of the outer region of the pointed pick member.