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ingestible toothpasteDeveloped by Dr. Ira L. Shannon, dental consultant to Johnson Space Center associates with Oral Disease Research Lab of Virginia Hospital in Houston, TX. Toothpaste is foamless and can be swallowed after use, making it practical for zero-gravity environment of space. Also has applications with certain patients who are bedridden, wheelchair confined or patients with oral facial paralysis whose ability to expectorate is limited. Also useful as a first toothpaste for children. This product is no longer commercially available.
Document ID
20020091883
Document Type
Other
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Spinoff 1984
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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