Choose from genuine Soladey Ionic light activated Toothbrushes, in 4 different colours. These high tech toothbrushes are battery free and use the inbuilt solar panel to generate a microcharge to clean the teeth with excellent clinical results. A new toothbrush comes with a head atttached and is ready to use straight away. Choose from 4 types of replacement heads to choose from childs/pets, soft, medium and tapered. These heads fit all models of the Soladey toothbrush: the Soladey Eco, the Soladay JX3, The Soladey Ion5 and the Soladey 3 (the current model) and each packet of replacement heads contains 4 replacement heads.
STOCK update, Soladey 3 all colours available.
Soladey Ion5 – not being manufactured at the moment
Replacement heads – all sizes now available
What is an ionic toothbrush?
The Ionic Toothbrush helps remove plaque and bacteria from otherwise difficult places to reach, by breaking the electrostatic bond of the surface of a tooth. As a result, this reverses the polarity of the tooth and creates a negatively charged circuit to collect bacteria and plaque.
How does an ionic toothbrush work?
There is a light-activated titanium rod (semiconductor) inside the handle. When exposed to any light source (a fluorescent bathroom light, a plain light bulb, or sunlight), the photo-sensitive titanium rod inside Soladey converts light into negatively-charged ions (electrons). The rod releases these ions, which blend with saliva to attract positive (hydrogen) ions from the acid in the dental plaque on your teeth. Thanks to the ionic reaction, plaque has more difficulty adhering to teeth.
The acid is then neutralized and plaque is disintegrated – a scientific approach to a cleaner and healthier mouth! Toothpaste is not required as water (saliva) is the acting ingredient – oral hygiene now becomes not only natural, but also economical! For those who find it hard to give up toothpaste, use only very small amount!
One of the main causes of tooth decay is the presence of dangerous bacteria in the mouth. Only Soladey toothbrush comes with complete and effective protection and the possibility of brushing your teeth anywhere and anytime. Thanks to the titanium dioxide rod, bacteria are eliminated and you can enjoy healthy teeth.
Moreover, especially with children, a portion of the toothpaste is often swallowed, which may have a negative impact on health from over the long-term. Thus, it is not recommended that children use toothpaste; this is another reason the Soladey-eco toothbrush is the best choice.
With regular use, ionic toothbrushes can result in cleaner, healthier and whiter teeth.
How to use the Soladey ionic toothbrush
After wetting the bristles and semiconductor with water (saliva is sufficient outdoors) brush all surfaces of your tongue without using toothpaste, and especially first thing in the morning after stomach acids have accumulated from sleeping. Brush from the back of tongue (not in the throat!) to the tip of the tongue. You may see discolouration on the bristles (concentrated bacteria and accumulation of acids), and so make sure you rinse bristles with water repeatedly to remove this film. Once you feel the bristles and tongue are adequately clean then you can work on the tooth surfaces as now there will be less concentration of bacteria in your mouth. Bear in mind that the tongue generally carries most of the mouth’s bacteria! Continue to brush your teeth lightly and thoroughly in the same way as with an ordinary toothbrush. Concentrate on contacting the teeth rather than applying force. Unlike a conventional toothbrush, you do not need to brush with force, and so a medium head will penetrate the spaces in between your teeth more efficiently than a soft head and without splaying. Brushing lightly will also be easier on your gums and help fight gingivitis (gum disease/ receding gums).
Make certain there is an adequate light source (natural or artificial) necessary to activate the semiconductor. If you are brushing the back teeth surfaces the rod will receive limited direct light. If you close your mouth over the rod then the lack of light will not allow the ionic action to occur. Be aware then that when brushing the back teeth that the light should reach the rod. Open your mouth as wide as possible so that the available light may reach your back teeth. The best option is to move close to a direct light source which will illuminate the inside of your mouth! The brighter the source the better the result. You will notice that your saliva will foam slightly when the toothbrush is working effectively. If you are using toothpaste use very little as this can foam over the rod and block the light.
An effective brushing technique
The surface of the tongue should be brushed. This is especially effective for bad breath
For the front teeth, the toothbrush is leaned aslant (45 degrees) and the ridgeline portion of the fascicles of the brush are firmly applied to the boundary line of the tooth and gum.
Following the lines of the gum, while counting to 10, the brush is move to the right and left
For the molars also, follow the same way of applying the toothbrush as for the front teeth moving and polishing the outside and inside surfaces of the teeth (each place is brushed while counting to 10)
The tip of the toothbrush should be applied carefully to the outside of the back teeth
The back side of the front teeth is brush with the heel of the toothbrush
To remove food particles from between the teeth, use the bristle ends of the toothbrush. Brush the upper teeth from the bottom to the top; brush the lower teeth upwards from the bottom to the top
When the alignment of the teeth is uneven, brush the teeth one by one using the hair ends of the toothbrush
Saliva is sufficient for brushing teeth outdoors, but in this case we do not recommend you brush your tongue outdoors without a source of running water available to clean the bristles.
How to replace the brush heads
To keep the toothbrush operating at maximum efficiency, replace the heads regularly. Recommended replacement every 2 -3 months or when bristles start to curve outwards.
Pull the head and handle apart along the axis
Insert the head into the handle firmly
DO NOT twist or bend the head and handle during detachment and insertions.
Frequently asked questions
What is the life of the toothbrush? With proper use, almost indefinitely.
Is the semiconductor safe? Titanium dioxide, the metal from which the rod is made, does not dissolve or corrode.
Will teeth become yellow if not using toothpaste? Reflecting the dentin colour, healthy teeth are naturally off white in colour. Brushing only with water restores the original colour. If you must use tooth, only a tiny amount is recommended.
Is there any proof of the effectiveness of the Soladey? Clinical literature is available from dental colleges. According to studies, toothbrushes with semiconductors have proven to be as effective as plaque removing tools.
Can Soladey be used to clean fillings, crowns or other dental work? Yes, Soladey will be effect as reducing plaque and provide an anti-bacterial effect even on modified teeth.
Can Soladey be used with braces/retainers? The Soladey with help neutralise bacteria for those wearing braces. Brush carefully to avoid damaging the materials of the braces. Remove retainers prior to brushing and make sure the retainers have been cleaned before replacing.
When will you get more of the Soladey Ion5?
The Ion5 is not being manufactured at the moment, but the Soladey 3 is the same toothbrush with a slightly less bulky metal handle.
Clinical studies show that titanium exposed to a light source has an excellent bacterical capacity against Streptococcus mutans., a micro-organism found in the mouth that is particularly related to dental caries.
(Onada et al. photocatalytic bactericidal effect of powdered TiO2 on Streptococcus mutans bateria., Denki Kagaku, 56, 1108-1109, 1988).
In Japan a clinical report on titanium toothbrushes found that dental plaque removal was significant during the early phase of plaque formation and concluded that the brush was effective in the control of plaque.
(Kusonoki et al. A study on the effect of the solar energy toothbrush on the control of dental plaque. J Osaka Odont. Soc., 49; 550-559, 1986).
Another Japanese study concluded that improvements in gingivitis and oral hygiene can be expected by using a toothbrush equipped with a titanium semiconductor.
(Niwa et al. Clinical study on the control of dental plaque using a photo energy conversion toothbrush equipped with a TiO2 semiconductor. Shigaku Vol. 77 No. 2 August 1989).
A clinical study conducted at a Canadian College of Dentistry indicated that removal of plaque – from buccal surfaces especially – was more apparent using the ionic brush than it was using the control brush without semiconductor.
(Hoover et al. Clinical evaluation of a light energy conversion toothbrush. J. Clin. Periodontol. 19: 434-436 1992).