Cleaning Brushes

Almost like super-sized tooth brushes, these large cleaning tools with nylon bristles are great for getting into hard-to-reach places. At home, they work well for cleaning sinks, bathtubs, and kitchens. In the garage, car enthusiasts will love them for cleaning alloy wheels and engine compartments, among other small areas. At work, use them to reach into desk corners and drawers. The Cleaning Brushes’ features include:

  • Nylon bristles are 1.5 inches long and 1/2 inch high
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Sold in a convenient package that includes three brushes

SKU#: 90-080-NY

TP-900

How to Remove a Splinter

Use our Splinter Removal Kit to effectively remove splinters and ticks. Each kit contains two professional stainless steel instruments:

  • The splinter liberator is a pen-like tool that has a sharp pointed end safely protected in a reversible round knurled handle. Simply remove the liberator tip by turning counterclockwise and screw back in place to use.
  • The splinter forceps have a wide comfort grip handle for stability and a precise, serrated, triangular-shaped end to grasp the tip of a splinter fragment.

After each use, always remember to clean, dry, and store your tools.

Instructions to Remove a Splinter:

  • Sterilize your instruments in boiling water or a flame; they can also be wiped clean with an alcohol pad.
  • Clean the affected area with another alcohol pad. Do not use soap and water which can soften a wood splinter making it more difficult to remove.
  • Use the splinter liberator to open or stretch the “tunnel” created by the splinter in order to expose the fragment end.
  • Once the end is sufficiently exposed, grip it with the splinter forceps and pull out the splinter.
  • Clean the area with soap and water; apply an antibiotic cream and bandage as necessary.
  • Use for intended use only.

We suggest keeping the kit in a handy place such as your medicine cabinet, kitchen drawer, tool kit, or garage.

Excerpted with permission from Richard O’Brien MD, Emergency Physician, as quoted in Bottom Line Personal

 

 

How to Tongue Cleanse

Did you know that the majority of halitosis (bad breath) is caused by bacteria in the mouth? Most dentists agree that a tongue cleanser is a far better tool than a toothbrush. Hygienists promote tongue cleaning as important as daily flossing. Toothbrushes are designed for cleaning teeth, while tongue cleaners are designed to clean tongues. Our curved, professional-grade tongue cleaner is designed to gently scrape unwanted bacteria and soft plaque, even from the back of the tongue where most is found.

Use two hands to hold and control the Tongue Cleanser. Starting toward the back of your tongue, scrape the tool forward toward the front of your mouth while applying uniform pressure on each side.

Research shows that tongue scraping removes more bacteria than brushing your tongue. Additionally, toothbrushes tend to cause gagging, while the tongue cleaner slides easily along the tongue. It’s more comfortable and more efficient. Many cultures have been routinely cleaning their tongues for centuries, and they don’t use brushes for this! They use a u-shaped cleaner like this one, which can reach the back of the tongue. Stainless steel is hygienic, does not wear out, and is unaffected by bacteria.

In an article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (April 1996), Dr. Mel Rosenberg cites six references in concluding that “in 85% of people with bad breath the bad odor originates in the mouth.” He further says, “Gentle but effective deep tongue cleaning should become a part of the daily hygiene routine.” On the investigative news program 20/20, ABC News Medical Editor Dr. Timothy Johnson explained that most bad breath is produced by a type of bacteria in the back of the mouth, particularly on the back of the tongue.