Soladey was invented in Japan by Dr. Yoshinori Nakagawa. The name originates from the words ‘Solar’ and ‘Dental’. Dr Nakagawa knew that negative ions could be generated from titanium when this metal was exposed to light and water. As with other industrial applications such as water purification and air filtration, ionic power is not a recent discovery. It looks like an ordinary toothbrush, but closer examination reveals a rod that runs through the replaceable bristle head and into the handle.This metal rod is the secret to Soladey-Eco. It is made of a patented semiconductor material that when activated by light produces electrons that help remove dental plaque.
Research shows that this ionic toothbrush is more effective for plaque removal than an ordinary toothbrush.
Reduces Bacteria & Plaque: Bacteria in plaque attack food, producing acid. This acid causes bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. Normally, saliva neutralizes this action. But when plaque builds up, it acts as a barrier, preventing the neutralizing action of the saliva. According to clinical studies (see menu bar at left), the Soladey can stop this plaque buildup. Working with saliva, the brush controls and reduces the bacteria responsible for plaque.
– Ionic action in the saliva is naturally antibacterial and continues after brushing
– Fights bacteria which can reduce dental caries and helps prevent bad breath
– Clinically proven to help restore healthy gums naturally
– With sensible care, the handle and rod will last for years, requiring only inexpensive replaceable heads. This means that you can use the Soladey toothbrush at a cost comparable to a regular toothbrush.
To keep your Soladey toothbrush operating at maximum efficiency, replace the brush portion as often as you would replace a regular toothbrush. The diagram below illustrates the proper method of replacing the brush. Pull the head and handle apart along the axis. Do not twist or bend the head and handle while changing the brush.
Frequently asked questions
Q: What is the life of the semiconductor?
A: With proper use, almost indefinitely.
Q: Is the semiconductor safe?
A: Titanium dioxide, the metal from which the rod is made, does not dissolve or corrrode in water, so it is perfectly safe.
Q: Will teeth become yellow if toothpaste is not used?
A: Reflecting the dentin color, healthy teeth are naturally off-white in color. Brushing only with water restores their original color. If you must use toothpaste, only a very small amount is recommended.
Q: Is there any proof of the effectiveness of the Soladey?
A: Clinical literature is available from dental colleges in Japan and Canada. According to studies, toothbrushes with semiconductors have proven to be as effective as plaque removing tools.
Q: Can Soladey be used to clean teeth that are not original such as porcelain-fused metal crowns?
A: Yes, Soladey will effectively reduce plaque and provide an anti-bacterial effect even on modified teeth.
Q: Can Soladey be used with braces or a retainer?
A: Soladey will help neutralise bacteria for those using braces. Brush carefully to avoid damaging the materials on the braces. Remove retainers prior to brushing and make sure the retainers have been cleaned before replacing them in the mouth.
There are 4 types of brush head to choose from:
Choose from 7 different handle colours: