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Winner Winner!

In In the News, RADIUS on July 20, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Thanks to our brand-new refreshing and unique formula, the recent launch of our USDA Organic Gel Toothpastes has been a huge success. RADIUS has been awarded not only 1, but 2 awards for our best-selling flavor – Children’s Dragon Fruit!Gel-tube-dragonfruit-hiresThe Creative Child Magazine Awards is a unique program that asks parents and education professionals to physically try and review all submitted products. This year, RADIUS was awarded the 2018 Product of the Year Award for our gelicious USDA Organic Children’s Dragon Fruit Gel Toothpaste! This comes on the heels of last year’s win of the 2017 Product of the Year Award for our Pure Baby Toothbrush.

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RADIUS has also been recognized by Baby Maternity Magazine, a national publication that provides new moms and mom-to-be with the latest industry information on parenting and motherhood. Once again, our USDA Organic Children’s Dragon Fruit Gel Toothpaste has received an award – the 2018 Top Choice of the Year Award!

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Here at RADIUS, we are more than thrilled to be recognized for our hard work and dedication. Check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and website for more information and news about our products!

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Foam ≠ Clean!

In RADIUS on June 20, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Most people assume that a foam is necessary when brushing their teeth. However, equating foaminess with cleanliness is all in your mind – put there by years of shampoo commercials showing people having the time of their lives while washing suds out of their hair.

The truth of the matter is that foam is typically caused by chemicals! Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is one of the most common foaming agents added to dental products. These nasty chemicals are added to your shampoo or toothpaste just to make it foam. It’s not necessarily cleaning any better, it’s just making you think it is. Now don’t get us wrong, there are also natural ways to make foam but those products (like our toothpaste) will have low foam. A super frothy lather is most likely chemically induced.

When we were formulating our organic toothpastes, we thought a lot about foam. It goes without saying that we would never include any chemicals, but we did think about the fact that people like foam because it makes them feel cleaner. It may be a mindset, but it’s a mindset that people enjoy, and we’re all about adding joy to the mundane tasks of daily life.

We researched many different natural and organic foaming ingredients and ultimately decided on Quillaja Saponaria Wood Extract – a mouthful to say, we know! It causes a low, natural foam and is completely safe. This extract has a long history of medicinal use with Andean people, who used it especially as a treatment for various chest problems.

Stick to clean without chemicals!

Learn more about our USDA Organic Canine Gel Toothpaste!

In RADIUS on June 19, 2018 at 1:19 pm

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Here at RADIUS, we understand that your pets are your family. So, why not give your favorite canine the best dental care there is? Check out our USDA Organic Canine Gel Toothpaste and Canine Organic Dental Solutions Kit here and keep reading for more information!

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“What makes it the best?” you ask? Let’s break down the ingredients!

  • Coconut oil helps naturally whiten teeth and reduce bacteria.
  • Sweet potato is not only delicious, but it is packed with Vitamin A – good for your pup’s skin, coat, and teeth!
  • Cinnamon powder is naturally antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. It helps brain function and is safe for dogs with arthritis/diabetes!
  • Olive leaf extract helps sooth inflamed gums.
  • Fennel extract is rich in Vitamin C and helps fight gingivitis.
  • Kelp extract contains vitamins and amino acids that help reduce plaque and tartar.
  • Salt helps reduce bacteria and freshen breath – because no one, not even dogs, want to have stinky breath!
  • Thyme leaf oil is naturally antimicrobial and helps reduce tooth decay.

Not only does our pawsome canine tooth gel contain all of these beneficial ingredients, but it doesn’t have any of the nasty ones, either. Xylitol free, chemical free, preservative free, and dye free – what could be better?

Don’t forget that our pet products are Leaping Bunny Certified – aka CRUELTY FREE!

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Keep those canines healthy – get yours now!

RADIUS Innovates Yet Again!

In RADIUS on June 19, 2018 at 11:20 am

What the gel?!

 

RADIUS has officially launched its first line of USDA Certified Organic Gel Toothpastes! We are proud to introduce our brand new gel formula that is guaranteed to refresh your tooth brushing routine. Made with a unique blend of organic neem, rosehip, and holy basil extracts, this toothpaste is sure to leave your teeth feeling clean and fresh.

Available now in 3-oz tubes with a flavor choice of Children’s Dragon Fruit, (don’t worry – adults can use it, too) Earthy Matcha Mint, or Spicy Clove Cardamom.

Don’t let your friends miss out; they’ll get gelous…

Spread the word! 

 

Woof! Give your pup a reason to smile!

In RADIUS on June 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

RADIUS has partnered with Pura Naturals Pet® to bring you and your favorite canine an organic dental solution that will help keep those canines healthy fur-ever!

 

Made with organic coconut oil, sweet potato, and cinnamon, this unique combo will help fight plaque, freshen breath, and naturally whiten those pearly canines all without any harmful additives.Pet-tube-3oz-lores

Available in a single, 3-oz tube, this canine tooth gel is sure to help ease the process of brushing those canines.

You can also treat your pup to our Organic Dental Solutions Kit, which includes a 0.8-oz of our pawsome tooth gel, and an age-specific toothbrush. Available in Puppy, Adult, or Senior.

 

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How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

In RADIUS on May 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Everybody’s mouth, teeth, gums and brushing techniques are different. So why, then, are most toothbrushes designed in a one-size-fits-all fashion?

When selecting a toothbrush, don’t just grab the first one you see in the drugstore aisle. Take a moment to think about which one will best fit your personal needs.

When you find the right toothbrush for you, you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. Here are a few key considerations to help you find the best fit for you:

 

Effectiveness

A truly effective toothbrush should be able to remove plaque and other food debris that contribute to tooth decay without causing unnecessary damage to the delicate tissues of the gum. Medium and hard bristles push back the gum margins (where gum and tooth meet) exposing tooth surfaces, increasing sensitivity and causing irreparable damage including periodontal disease and cavities.

RADIUS® knows the best and most gentle way to clean is with softer bristles, which is why all of our toothbrushes are adorned with finer, longer, softer and more pliable bristles that reach every nook and cranny of your mouth without aggravating the gum line.

Comfort & control

We believe a toothbrush is no good if using it doesn’t feel good.

Making toothbrushes that provide a cleaning experience worth savoring is what we live for, because the bottom line is, when brushing becomes a pleasure not a chore, you’ll naturally start taking better care of your teeth.

 

Our toothbrushes don’t just clean your teeth. The softer bristles and unique brush head design massage and invigorate your entire mouth. And the smart handles are meticulously crafted for the perfect grip and reach.

Whether you’re one year old or 100, left or right handed, a vigorous brusher or a light touch — the RADIUS toothbrush provides you with a more customized and comfortable brushing experience for life.

Design

The architects who designed the RADIUS range of toothbrushes are professional sticklers for elegant design. Their unique aesthetic is more than a reflection of functionality — it’s a style statement. After all, you use your toothbrush twice a day, so why not feel a little more fabulous when you do?

 

As effective as they are beautiful, our unique products are defined by bright, bold colors and delightful details. In short, RADIUS products don’t just work better, they look nicer too. We want you to love them, because the more you love them, the more you’ll use them.

 

ADA acceptance

Did you know, ever since The American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance program began in 1931, toothbrushes in America have undergone a thorough screening process by the ADA?

Manufacturers voluntarily submit their products for testing by ADA laboratory staff, who evaluate them with the help of more than 150 scientists — experts in dental materials, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, and chemistry.

What are they looking for?

          • Objective clinical and/or laboratory studies that demonstrate safety and effectiveness
          • FDA-approved ingredients
          • Manufacturing standards that assure purity and uniformity
          • Packaging and advertising claims that are supported by the science.
After passing the stringent research tests they are awarded “ADA ACCEPTED” accreditation — the official dentist’s stamp of approval. We’ve put a great deal of thought into making our designs not just meet, but exceed, expectations, and we’re proud to say that most RADIUS toothbrushes carry the ADA seal.

Choose the right toothbrush for you at www.madebyradius.com.

The Story Behind the Silk

In RADIUS on May 10, 2016 at 3:40 pm

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RADIUS partners with the CORSEDA Cooperative to manufacture our luxurious Natural Biodegradable Silk Floss & Floss Sachets which are hand-spun from pure, natural silk. CORSEDA, which stands for Cooperative of Silk, is a family-owned and operated Fair Trade Co-op whose members are typically low-income families of farmers in Cauca, Colombia that use their knowledge in farming to build and manage silk products inside their homes. It’s made up of mostly women and supports more than 80 families.

Here is the entire story of RADIUS and CORSEDA.

 

Avoid These 9 Foods. Your Teeth Will Thank You.

In RADIUS on March 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm

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It’s no secret that a balanced and nutritious diet is the key to a healthy life. Our daily food choices can impact everything from our hair and skin to even our teeth. According to the American Dental Association®, eating healthy plays a huge role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease and if you have less than stellar nutrition the first signs will often show up in your mouth.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are 9 foods that you should definitely avoid if you want to keep your smile glowing.

  1. Candy – Most candy is chock-full of sugar and constant exposure can cause cavities. Not to mention, hard candies can cause broken or chipped teeth. What’s a better alternative? Try sugarless gum instead. We personally recommend the naturally delicious Glee Gum. Say hi to our friends at Glee for us.
  2. Ice – How bad can ice be? It’s just water, right? Well, ice is just water so it’s not the nutritional value of ice that’s concerning but rather the fact that it can chip your teeth. Chewing on ice and other hard foods can damage your enamel and cause you to take an unwanted trip to the emergency dentist. Our advice? Skip the ice chewing and enjoy old fashioned liquid water instead.
  3. Citrus – Listen, we love freshly picked oranges just as much as the next person but unfortunately oranges and their citrus brothers and sisters are highly acidic. Too much exposure to acidic foods can erode enamel making your teeth more susceptible to decay. Not to mention, citrus fruits and juices can irritate mouth sores.
  4. Coffee – You might have to find another morning pick-me-up because coffee and tea, while in their natural form can be healthy beverages, are not the greatest for your teeth when you add sugar and all of the other popular add-ins. Caffeinated coffee and tea can also dry out your mouth and frequent coffee drinkers may have to deal with stained teeth. Advice? If you can’t make it through the day without your cup of Joe, drink plenty of water and keep the cream and sugar add-ons to a minimum.
  5. Sticky Foods – While dried fruit might sound like the perfect healthy snack, you need be careful because sticky foods, like dried fruit tends to be, can stay on the teeth longer than any other food types. Make sure you rinse with water after eating and brush and floss carefully. Our Floss Sachets are perfect for on-the-go flossing, just sayin’.
  6. Crunchy Foods – Sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than hearing the crunch of a potato chip, am I right? But unfortunately potato chips and other crunchy foods are usually a) not at all a healthy snack and b) filled with starch which can get trapped in your teeth. If you do decide to snack on these crunchtastic treats, make sure you floss to remove the food particles that can lead to plaque build-up. For a healthy alternative check out The 21 Best Organic “Junk Foods” by Rodale’s Organic Life.
  7. Soda – It doesn’t matter if you call it “soda” or “pop”, soda pop can be bad for your teeth and overall health. When you eat sugary foods or sip on sugary drinks, plaque bacteria use that sugar to produce acids that attack your enamel. Most sodas and carbonated beverages are acidic, can dry out your mouth, and are full of sugar so they can be an overall death trap for your teeth. Even diet soda drinkers aren’t out of the clear as some studies suggest that diet soda is actually worse for your health when compared to non-diet soda. Many diet soft drinks contain potentially harmful artificial sweeteners such as aspartame. You can learn about the dangers of aspartame here. Our advice? Drink water instead.
  8. Alcohol – A glass of bubbly now and then is fine but alcohol can cause dehydration and dry mouth. Excessive alcohol consumption can reduce saliva flow which can lead to tooth decay and other oral infections such as gum disease. Also heavy alcohol use can increase the risk for mouth cancer. So we’re sticking to the “everything is better in moderation” motto.
  9. Sports Drinks – You just spent the last hour exercising and what’s the first thing you do when you’re done? Take a long drink from your favorite sports drink, right? While these drinks might help to re-hydrate, their top ingredient is almost always sugar. Which is bad news for your teeth and your workout because after spending an hour on the treadmill, the last thing you want to do is ruin it by drinking a bottle of sugar. Water is our drink of choice. No sugar AND it re-hydrates.

 

For more dental care and nutrition tips, please visit MouthHealthy™ brought to you by the ADA.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

In RADIUS on February 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm

5 Ways to Prevent Kids’ Tooth Decay

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the American Dental Association® has 5 tips for keeping your child’s smile bright and shiny.

  1. Don’t Share. – It may cause more dishes but avoid using the same spoon as your child. Sharing utensils or drinking from the same cup can transfer cavity-causing germs.
  2. Eat Healthy – Eating fruits and veggies doesn’t just help your child grow big and strong – it also helps their teeth fight off decay. In fact, the first signs of poor nutrition often show up as cavities. According to MyPlate, fruits and veggies should cover half of your child’s plate.
  3. Meet the Dentist Early – According to the ADA, your child should have their first dental visit no later than 1 year old.
  4. Seal of Approval – Ask your dentist about applying a dental sealant to their teeth. Sealants can help protect against decay.
  5. Two is the Magic Number – Make sure you start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they poke through the gums. When they can brush teeth on their own, have them brush for 2 minutes 2x per day.

Keep up with your children’s growth stages by using the RADIUS Children’s line of toothbrushes. BPA-free and age-specific the Pure Baby®, Totz®, Totz Plus™, and Kidz® Toothbrushes are designed with your child’s health and smile in mind.

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For more information about children’s oral care visit MouthHealthy.org

Happy National Dental Hygiene Month!

In RADIUS on October 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm

If, like most people, you perform your oral care regimen on autopilot, then National Dental Hygiene Month is the perfect opportunity to stop, examine and maybe even improve your daily routine.

The American Dental HygienistsAssociation (ADHA) defines four core steps for complete protection against tooth decay and gum disease — AKA The Daily Four:

1. Brush Twice a Day, Every Day

Brushing teeth and gums is the most important method for reducing plaque and preventing cavities, gingivitis and other plaque-related diseases.

Dental experts know that when it comes to brush bristles, softer equals better. RADIUS® toothbrushes boast finer, longer, softer bristles that reach every nook and cranny of your mouth while massaging the gums, rather than aggravating them like harder brushes. Bonus: using a RADIUS  toothbrush feels so good you’ll want to brush for more than the recommended two minutes.

2. Make Flossing a Daily Habit

“Interdental” cleaning of those tricky-to-reach spots between teeth is important for ensuring there aren’t any hidden layers of plaque or pieces of food — ticking time bombs that can spell problems down the road.

RADIUS® makes two types of floss: A glossy biodegradable silk, and a pliable vegan-friendly nylon. The latter is coated with naturally sourced, tree-based xylitol (which prevents bacteria and reduces acidity while adding a hint of sweetness), and it comes in two delicious flavors, each with bonus oral health-boosting properties — antibacterial cranberry and antiseptic mint tea tree.

3. Rinse With an Anti-Microbial Mouth Wash

Brushing and flossing alone can only cover so much ground, but following those steps with a quick swill of anti-microbial mouth rinse will eliminate germs and plaque throughout the whole mouth, for complete protection.

Look for an antiseptic mouthwash which displays the ADA Seal of Acceptance on its packaging, or talk to your dentist for a recommendation.

4. Chew Sugar-Free Gum Between Meals

Every time you eat or drink, the bacteria in plaque begin to produce acid, which can contribute to demineralization and even decay.

While it’s certainly not convenient to brush your teeth after every meal or snack, chewing a piece of sugar-free gum will tide you over until bedtime. It stimulates the salivary glands — washing away stubborn food particles and neutralizing acid to help keep your teeth strong and cavity-free.

RADIUS® loves Glee Gum — a naturally delicious chewing gum made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle and sweetened with Xylitol, just like our cranberry and mint tea tree flosses.

Oral Health Starter Kit

Stock up on these RADIUS products to kickstart your new oral heath routine.

Shop The Source™ 

The Source has an unbreakable slim neck that’s longer than your average toothbrush to provide maximum reach in tight spaces. Plus, thanks to replacement-head technology and a handle made from repurposed materials, The Source reduces waste by 93%.

See toothbrushes for babies, tots and kids >

Shop Natural Biodegradable Silk Floss®

Flossing is an integral part of any thorough oral care regimen, but not all flosses are created equal. Our Natural Biodegradable Silk Floss® takes us back to a time before the nylon of today’s floss took over — when floss was made of pure, inviting, luxurious silk. Free from the toxins found in similar products, RADIUS®’ silk floss glides easily between teeth for a meticulously clean finish.

Check out our silk floss sachets, perfect for on-the-go flossing. Or, shop our vegan floss and vegan floss sachets.

Shop The Doc™

The Doc is so much more than a toothbrush holder. Its a game-changer in the bathroom and beyond. The suction base fixes easily to any smooth surface, securely clasping your RADIUS toothbrushes.