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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.

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.

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!

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.

Evolve the Way You Travel

In RADIUS on April 14, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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Introducing a new way to travel with the RADIUS TOUR Travel Toothbrush!

Just unfold, snap, and brush.

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The TOUR uses RADIUS Replacement Heads (just like our Source Toothbrush) and a “jack-knife” design that folds the head into the handle making travel simple and easy. ‪#‎MindBlown‬

Get your TOUR today at www.RadiusToothbrush.com or your local Whole Foods Market. The TOUR is currently 30% off on RadiusToothbrush.com (until 4/19/15)!

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Attributes & Benefits

• Unfold. Snap. Brush. Clean jack-knife design for sleek, & compact travel while still enjoying the luxurious RADIUS® brushing experience
• Reusable handle & replacement head for ultimate eco-conscious usability, perfect for any trip!
• “Slim Neck” for easy reach in tight spaces & soft massaging bristles to help invigorate gum tissue for reduced chances of bleeding/ receding gums & enamel erosion
• Zero Petroleum wood-based (#7) handle & vegetable-based bristles for 100% eco-friendly travel
• Free from all BPA, Phthalates & Latex
• Initial TOUR Travel Toothbrush Retail unit includes 1 SOFT head & 1 handle; Available in assorted colors for the whole family!
• 2-pack Replacement Heads available online in SuperSoft, Soft & Medium once it’s time to switch out the initial Soft head

Did You See RADIUS in the New York Times?

In In the News on January 15, 2015 at 10:35 am

RADIUS was mentioned in the New York Times last week!

Anna Rabinowicz, designer and founder of RabLabs, collects toothbrushes and currently has around 40 toothbrushes in her collection, including RADIUS!

 

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“Online, she chose a toothbrush invented by Radius more than 30 years ago that she has collected in multiple colors. “You can choose a left-hand or a right-hand design, which is unusual, and the thumb goes in a very specific spot,” she said.”

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We’re so honored to be included in Anna’s one-of-a-kind toothbrush collection! To read the entire article click here.

 

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