Invention Name: The Question Mark Flosser
Inventor Name: Mark Lawrence Major
Invention Status: Patent Pending
Patent Number: patent application is 11/143,504
Description: The “Question Mark Flosser” is an agronomic dental flosser shaped like a question mark, where the floss is attached at top end of the hook shape and the bottom round dot becomes a finger grip.
The top hook shape allows you to easily reach far back into the mouth to the back teeth, allowing you to floss without presenting any fingers into the mouth. One of the question mark shaped flossers most unique feature is it’s shape allows the floss to be pull into the teeth in the same direction as the forced applied by 1 hooked finger. To floss between the bottom teeth, you pull directly under the teeth. This is apposed to all other flossers that you have to push the floss from in front of the mouth, which makes it difficult to control. This wrist can fatigue and become laborious with these older designs.
A rocking motion of the floss into the teeth is also possible since the question mark shape of the flosser allows you to put perfect balance on the floss and pivot where the fulcrum point exists, which is right at the point of contact with the teeth. This is the most important difference this flosser has over other flossers, the fact that using a fulcrum point to floss gives the user unique grace and speed.
This design makes the flossing process so easy that hard jerking of the floss into the gums can be eliminated reducing possible bleeding. The apposing row of teeth can also be used to gentle bite down on the top of the flosser arch top to give more control of the motion into the teeth’s gap. More control given by the design of the “Question Mark Flosser” frees the user time to floss thier teeth in a record time.