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Whole Foods Spends the Day at RADIUS

In RADIUS on June 17, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Last week we were very excited to welcome the Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Regional Whole Body Team and the Whole Body Team from Whole Foods Market South Street in Philadelphia! They took a tour of the RADIUS HQ, learned all about our manufacturing process, and joined us for some lunch. Here’s a glimpse into their day at RADIUS!

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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.

Take a Tour of RADIUS

In RADIUS on May 18, 2016 at 7:22 pm

This is where we design, create, manufacture, and bring our innovative products to life. Take a tour of our historic factory and HQ and get an inside look at what makes RADIUS tick.

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.

 

Natural Products Expo West 2016

In RADIUS on March 16, 2016 at 11:17 am

Expo West 2016 is officially over but we’re not ready to say goodbye.

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The RADIUS Team had such a wonderful time taking in the California sights and introducing the world to our brand new USDA Certified Organic Toothpaste that we wanted to share all of our memories with you…

RADIUS goes to Anaheim

The RADIUS Team having dinner in Huntington BeachThe RADIUS Team having dinner in Huntington Beach

Not a bad view.Not a bad view.

karaoke-cakeJust a little Friday night karaoke.

Dinner with friends. Dinner with friends at Zov’s.

Booth Happenings

The RADIUS Booth #3400 is ready to go.The RADIUS Booth #3400 is ready to go.

podium“The Podium.”

Our one-of-a-kind USDA Organic Toothpaste proudly on display in the New Product Showcase. Our one-of-a-kind USDA Organic Toothpaste proudly on display in the New Product Showcase.

Our new USDA Organic Toothpaste was a BIG hit.Our new USDA Organic Toothpaste was a BIG hit.

Our CEO. Saskia, and her son Ollie. Our CEO brought her son Ollie to his first Expo.

Ollie enjoying his Pure Baby Toothbrush.Ollie enjoying his Pure Baby Toothbrush.

The Toast to Toothpaste Wine party has begun. The Toast to Toothpaste Wine party has begun.

Let's toast to our new toothpaste. Wine & Toothpaste, anyone?

Seen at Expo

We met The Toothfairy. We met the Tooth Fairy.

We love Weleda.We love Weleda.

 

Want a ride?Want a ride?

 

See you next year California! #ExpoWest2017

 

Do Healthy Gums Mean A Healthy Heart?

In RADIUS on February 11, 2016 at 11:41 am

February is American Heart Month

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Having a strong oral care regimen doesn’t only result in a bright, shiny smile – it can also help maintain a healthy heart. According to a statement released in 2012 from the American Heart Association® there’s an unexplained correlation between gum disease and heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women and accounts for 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States while approximately 47% adults in the US have some form of gum disease.

Gum disease is caused by an excess of plaque buildup along or below the gum line. It’s more commonly known as gingivitis during the early stages and periodontal disease during the late stages and according to the Academy of General Dentistry™ (AGD), people who have chronic gum disease are more at risk for a heart attack. Some studies have suggested that gum disease can lead to heart disease because bacteria from infected gums can enter the bloodstream and increase clot formation by attaching to blood vessels. Clots decrease blood flow to the heart which can cause an elevated blood pressure, increasing the risk for a heart attack.

According to the American Dental Association® (ADA) there are 7 warning signs of gum disease:

 

  1. Gums that bleed easily
  2. Gums that are red, swollen or tender
  3. Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  4. Constant bad breath or taste
  5. Loose or separating permanent teeth
  6. Any change in the “bite” of your teeth or the way they fit together when you bite down
  7. Any change in the fit of partial dentures

While there isn’t enough evidence to suggest that healthy gums will completely prevent heart attacks, having a strong oral care regimen can help reduce your risk of heart disease and many other conditions.

Make sure you’re following these 4 simple steps from the ADA to maintain a healthy mouth and body:

 

  1. Brush 2x daily
  2. Floss at least once a day
  3. Eat a balanced diet, limiting sugary foods and between-meal snacks
  4. Visit your dentist regularly for examinations and cleanings

 

 

Oral Health Starter Kit

Stock up on these RADIUS products to keep both your teeth & heart happy.

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.

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.

Vote for us! RADIUS is a Martha Stewart American Made Awards 2015 Finalist!

In In the News, RADIUS on September 23, 2015 at 11:10 am

RADIUS Martha Stewart American Made Awards

Exciting news for RADIUS this month — we’re proud to have been named a 2015 Style/Beauty Finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards.

Every year the awards celebrate homegrown makers in the crafts, design, food, and style industries. The aim is to support small businesses within our communities, and highlight the tenacious creativity of entrepreneurs across the country.

Martha and her discerning team will be judging the nominees on innovation and originality, workmanship, visual appeal and embodiment of the American Made theme — all of which are very much central to the RADIUS product and process. Should we win, Team RADIUS will be headed to New York City to attend the American Made event at the Martha Stewart Living headquarters. We’ll also receive $10,000 to grow the company and a chance to be featured in the American Made Market — the online store for handcrafted, artisanal products made right here in the USA.

Think RADIUS is a worthy winner? Visit Martha Stewart American Made Awards and vote for us in the Style/Beauty category.

 

 

 

Smile…it’s RADIUS Picture Day!

In RADIUS on August 19, 2015 at 9:50 am

If you haven’t heard, we’re in the process of a total website revamp. We’re designing a totally new site that will really showcase why we’re different, why that’s a GOOD thing and why that makes us awesome. ;-D

Last week we headed to NYC and the 24th Street Loft for RADIUS Picture Day. We spent the day at a photo shoot for all of our products to get brand, spankin’ new photos for our brand, spankin’ new website. Here’s a bit of a preview.

To see the finished products, stay tuned for our official site unveiling later this month!

We have arrived.
We have arrived.
Travel Cases & Floss are ready to go!
Travel Cases & Floss are ready to go!
Toothbrushes lookin' good.
Toothbrushes lookin’ good.
the DOC? Check.
the DOC? Check.
The RADIUS Bathroom.
The RADIUS Bathroom.
We've got some pretty awesome props to make our RADIUS bathroom complete!
We’ve got some pretty awesome props to make our RADIUS Bathroom complete!
Shaving Kit, anyone?
Shaving Kit, anyone?
Lights, camera, action!
Lights…
..camera...
…camera…
...action!
…action!
Now it's time for our models to get ready...
Now it’s time for our models to get ready…
...a little hair and make-up and voila!
…a little hair and make-up and voila!
How do you get a baby to smile? Jump up and down and wave your arms. Works every time.
How do you get a baby to smile? Jump up and down and wave your arms. Works every time.
This little guy loves to brush his teeth with his Totz Plus!
This little guy loves to brush his teeth with his Totz Plus!
A little help to make sure he gets his teeth nice and clean...
A little help to make sure he gets his teeth nice and clean…
See the finished photos on our new website launching later this month!
And that’s a wrap!

RADIUS Wins the Governor’s Export ImPAct Award!

In In the News, RADIUS on May 29, 2015 at 3:07 pm

That’s right! We won!

RADIUS was recognized for having a significant impact on export in Southeastern Pennsylvania as part of the 3rd annual Governor’s ImPAct Awards on May 21, 2015.

Saskia (our CEO & President) and Kevin (her father and our Founder) represented RADIUS at the award reception which took place at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA.

“RADIUS is incredibly proud and honored to receive this award especially since we were being compared to the major metropolitan market of Philadelphia. We believe that “made in the USA” is a true asset and the quality, uniqueness of design and craftsmanship of our products should be accessible to customers around the globe,” Saskia said.

We were 1 of 50 companies initially selected for the export category and we were the only company from Berks County that became a finalist.

RADIUS wins!

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Saskia & Kevin pose after accepting the award.

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All smiles with our shiny new award!

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All of the award recipients. Saskia is representing RADIUS seated bottom row, 3rd from the left.

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Isn’t it pretty?

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