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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.

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RADIUS is Named the Best Manual Toothbrush for 2016

In In the News, RADIUS on December 23, 2015 at 10:25 am

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RADIUS is proud to announce that our Source Toothbrush was named the Best Manual Toothbrush by Ask The Dentist Best Dental Buys 2016!

RADIUS and the other winning products were judged based on the following criteria: Performance, Safety, Availability, Good Human Citizen, and Value.

Take a look to see how our Source and all of the other winners were rated!

 

 

A New Website Designed Just For You

In RADIUS on September 3, 2015 at 12:13 pm

For the past 6 months we’ve been designing a brand new website that (we hope) will really show the world what RADIUS is all about. Our current site was …how should we say this?…a little outdated. Don’t get us wrong, it was a solid site that got the job done, but we decided it was time to revamp and redesign and make a site that was totally, 100% us. 

We hope you like it.

www.madebyradius.com

 

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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...
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...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!

Calling All Bloggers & Social Media Gurus! We Want YOU to Feature RADIUS!

In (b)RADIUS Bunch, RADIUS, Review RADIUS! on June 1, 2015 at 5:07 pm

If you haven’t heard we recently debuted two brand new items: the TOUR Travel Toothbrush and the Totz Plus Toothbrush! Both of these items are pretty awesome (if we do say so ourselves) and have been creating quite the buzz since their launch at the beginning of April.

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We work with a long list of awesome bloggers who have featured RADIUS. We would love to add to a few more and we’d love it even more if you featured our newest products.

The Gist:

Try us out. Review one or both of our new items (and other RADIUS products if you’re interested). Share your thoughts with your fans. Post it far and wide on all of your social media pages. Make sure you tag RADIUS.

The Ground Rules and What We’re Looking For:

They like you. They really like you.

Bloggers who have a strong social media following (at least 1,000 followers on Facebook and/or Instagram).

We’re not picky but…

We’re pretty open-minded to the type of blog, but we think the following categories would work best: lifestyle, review blogs, parenting, travel, eco-friendly/natural product, made in USA, design, unique finds, health, holistic, dental, girl power (we are women-owned after all :)), Vegan/Cruelty Free.

Let’s share the love.

We think giveaways are awesome so if you’re interested in that, let’s chat.

We love everyone in the (b)RADIUS Bunch but…

For right now, USA based bloggers only please.

Let’s Brainstorm.

We’re always open to ideas and suggestions so keep ’em coming! If you have an idea about partnering with RADIUS, let us know and we can talk about it.

 

If this sounds right up your alley please email Amanda, our Marketing Associate, at astimpfl@radiustoothbrush.com to hash out the details and get started.

Please take a moment to read the fine print at the bottom of this post.

 

Our Newest Family Members:

 

The TOUR Travel Toothbrush

Just Unfold. Snap. Brush. It’s that easy with a jack-knife design the TOUR folds into itself for a 2-in-1 toothbrush and travel case.

The TOUR uses a Replacement Head just like the super popular RADIUS Source Toothbrush.

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The Totz Plus Toothbrush

Just like our #1 bestselling Totz Toothbrush but with a cool, non-slip grip extender perfect for growing hands.

Perfect for children 3 years and up as they transition from the Totz to the Kidz Toothbrush.

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The Fine Print: We do not typically pay for social media/blog posts. The cost to RADIUS will include the cost of the donated product and shipping. The number of products being featured will be at the discretion of RADIUS and we reserve the right to limit the number of products for each review and giveaway. Due to a high number of inquiries, we cannot fulfill all requests therefore we will review each request on a case by case basis. The number of requests we fulfill will be at the discretion of RADIUS and we reserve the right to decline requests as we see fit. We require all participating parties to tag RADIUS on all pertaining social media posts. At this time, we will only be accepting USA based requests.

RADIUS Gets Healthy This Summer

In RADIUS on May 11, 2015 at 3:32 pm

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RADIUS wants to make sure that our entire Team stays healthy and happy this summer (and the rest of the year, too) so we’re providing some pretty awesome healthy perks for the summer!

Everyone looks forward to Thursdays 

Every Thursday RADIUS provides a nutritious (and delicious) salad for our entire Team. Our salads are provided by local restaurant/caterer Wholesome Foods who features locally grown produce and organic menu items. Each week they provide us with a different salad ranging from their Caesar Salad to their super popular Southwest Salad! Our Marketing person, Amanda, also sends a Healthy Thursday email to everyone with eating tips, exercises, and recipes!

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Good Nutrition is Our Mission

Starting in June, we will have a Nutritionist come to RADIUS for a presentation/Q & A session about various topics including general nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and stress management. Everyone will have the opportunity to ask the Nutritionist specific questions and get hands on knowledge regarding their health. Our presentations will fall on one Thursday a month so everyone can enjoy their healthy salad while listening and speaking with the Nutritionist.

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In It to Win It

Since we’re all going to be enjoying healthy salads and learning from a nutritionist, we decided to put everyone to the test and reward them for eating healthy in and outside of RADIUS! We launched our Healthy Summer Eating Contest at the beginning of May and it will continue throughout the entire summer. Whenever a RADIUS Team Member eats a healthy meal, they can snap a photo and send it to Amanda. Amanda will keep track of  each healthy meal throughout the month and the person who ate the healthiest at the end of that month will win a prize! They can choose between various prizes including a Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle, a Beginner’s Yoga Kit, an Oster My Blend Blender, and much more! At the end of August, the person who ate the healthiest all summer will receive a Fitbit Activity Tracker!

ad56-800So far our Top Healthiest Eaters are…

 

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Sandee (Inside Sales Representative)

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Janet (Western Regional Sales Manager)

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Stay tuned to our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates throughout the summer! @RADIUS_USA

Happy Birthday, RADIUS!

In (b)RADIUS Bunch, RADIUS on November 26, 2014 at 7:34 pm

RADIUS Turned 33 on November 23rd! (Don’t worry. You don’t look a day over 32 😉 )

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In honor of RADIUS’s Birthday, we hosted a Tribute to RADIUS Contest where we asked all of our employees to submit their Tribute to RADIUS. It could be a drawing, story, poem, whatever they wanted to use to express how they feel about RADIUS!

Our 2 Finalists and winner were chosen today…

Since RADIUS got it’s start in New York City, our Inside Sales Manager, Chrissy decided to add a little RADIUS to the Statue of Liberty…
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Kelly, our Administrative Assistant, put her baking skills to the test with this delicious RADIUS themed brownie. She also said her tribute is a “zero waste” product since everyone ate it and there wasn’t any left :-)…

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And the Winner is…

Kelly! Kelly won 2 round trip Bieber Bus tickets to New York City to see where RADIUS got it’s start! Congratulations!

We also want to thank all of our loyal fans and (b)RADIUS Bunch members who have supported us over the past 33 years. We look forward to (at least) 33 more!

– the entire RADIUS Team

No, Seriously…We’re Happy Just to be Nominated

In In the News, RADIUS on October 20, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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Have you ever watched the Oscars, Grammys, or any other award show and thought, “Yea right, I’m sure they’re just happy to be nominated. I don’t believe that for a second?” Well, we’re hear to tell you that being happy just to be nominated can actually happen.

RADIUS was nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made Award (which was super awesome in and of itself) and then imagine our excitement when we come to find out that out of hundreds of entries in our Style category we were a chosen finalist!

We work really hard to make our company and the products that we produce the best that they can be and to have that recognized in such a big way was a huge honor.

The winners were chosen on Friday October 17th and, sadly, RADIUS did not win. Are we a little disappointed? Of course, but we knew the competition was steep and all the companies who did win were well-deserving and we couldn’t be more excited for them. As cliché as it sounds, we were really  honored to be included in such an exclusive group of companies and we congratulate each and every one of them.

Now, with only a few more months left in 2014, we’re looking forward to 2015 and all the the things that it can bring. If we’re nominated again next year hopefully we’ll win, but if not, make no mistake… we’ll still be happy just to be nominated.

To each and every person who voted for us, we thank you so much for your support! We’ll see you again next year.

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Click our Martha Stewart American Made page below to see what being American Made means to us!

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Find Common Ground with RADIUS

In In the News, RADIUS on October 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm

September was National Yoga Month and Common Ground Magazine wanted to honor all the yogi’s out there! We were super excited to be included in their annual and widely popular yoga issue!

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Your Perfect Toothbrush

In RADIUS on October 24, 2013 at 11:51 pm

RADIUS offers a variety of different adult (and children’s) toothbrushes and we know it can be difficult to figure out which one is best for you. We decided that the best way to help out our fans was to create a good, old-fashioned quiz. Click below and find your RADIUS perfect match, or soul toothbrush, or the ONE, or the only toothbrush for you…or, well, you get the idea.

http://quizilla.teennick.com/quizzes/24303842/which-radius-toothbrush-are-you