Radius - Original Toothbrush Left-Handed BPA-Free ADA Accepted
Radius Original Toothbrush Left-Handed BPA-Free is a wide oval head, thumb grip and large flexible, comfortable handle available in right or left orientation makes this a classic toothbrush - now in its 22nd year of production. The very fine Tynex nylon bristles make it much softer than regular brushes - while the mass of bristle tips (6,500 - over 3 times more than regular) massages the gums and removes plaque effectively. The extra bristles make it more durable and 60% of the users report it lasting three times longer. The right or left hand orientation automatically places the bristles at the 45 degrees recommended by the ADA. The handle is made of renewable resource cellulose - 93% wood based from sustainable yield forests. Comes in assorted colors. Cannot specify color.
The right or left hand orientation automatically places the bristles at the 45 degrees recommended by the ADA.
- Flexible rubber neck and wide oval head reduce the pressure of brushing.
- Available in right or left hand orientation with a ergonomic non-slip grip for accurate and effective brushing.
- 6,000 premiun fine Tynex nylon bristles (over 3 times more than ordinary toothbrushes) efficiently massage the gums and effectively clean teeth at the same time while providing a softer brushing experience overall.
- Reduce Waste - 60% of our users report it lasting three times longer than ordinary toothbrushes. Rinse with peroxide to clean after 3 months.
- Right/left handed orientation accurately positions bristles at 45 degrees angle recommended by the ADA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the head so big?
Good question! The Original has such a large head because it’s not your ordinary toothbrush…it’s an entire MOUTHBRUSH! The wide massaging head helps reduce chronic bleeding and receding gums. When you brush your teeth, you want to include your gums as well and the Original makes sure that you’re reaching your entire mouth.
What about the bristles?
It’s all about the bristles. There are 300% more bristles than competitors and they have a non-aligned layout to avoid tooth erosion. The Original has soft, premium bristles that are spread evenly over the large head for even applied pressure. You won’t be neglecting any teeth with the Original!
Can I purchase the Original with a medium bristle?
The Original is only available with a soft bristle.
Why does it look so different from every other toothbrush?
When you see the large head and angled neck…you know it can only be a RADIUS! The beautiful, award-winning design of the Original has a right or left ergonomic handle that ensures the dentist recommended 45 º angle of the bristles to teeth. The Easy-Grip Thumb and Palm design will reduce slippage while brushing and create an enjoyable brushing experience!
I’m left handed, can I use the Original?
Of course you can! You can purchase a right or left handed Original.
How long does the Original last?
The wear and tear of a toothbrush really depends on the user and their brushing habits. Take into account how often you use your toothbrush and if you’re considered a hard brusher. The Original lasts approximately 3x longer than an ordinary toothbrush and can last up to 9 months.
Can I choose my colors when ordering a 3 pack or 6 pack?
If color is of importance, we recommend purchasing the Original at the single price level, this will ensure that you will receive a specific color. When purchasing a 3 pack or 6 pack, the colors will come in an assortment only. The packs are preassembled and color choice is not an option.
Will I receive 1 of every color in a 6 pack?
Color combinations are based upon inventory at the time of packaging. RADIUS cannot guarantee any color combination or that you will receive 1 of every color. Please note that you may receive double of a color in the assortment and colors are subject to change.
How often should I change my toothbrush?
This really is based upon personal preference. RADIUS recommends changing your toothbrush when the bristles start to lay over or fray.
How can I sanitize or clean my toothbrush?
The Original should not go in the dishwasher. The high temperatures of the dishwasher will melt the cellulose plastic. RADIUS recommends cleaning your toothbrush in a solution that is 50/50 water and hydrogen peroxide. Let the toothbrush sit in this mixture for approximately 10-15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
What do dentists and orthodontists have to say?
That’s easy…they love RADIUS! The Original is American Dental Association “Accepted” for prevention of gingivitis and removal of plaque. The Original is also perfect for braces and is orthodontist recommended.
Is the Original safe to use?
Most definitely. RADIUS takes great care to make sure that we are manufacturing the best and safest products possible. As with all other RADIUS products, the Original is completely BPA-free.
Can a toothbrush be environmentally friendly?
Of course! RADIUS prides itself not only on manufacturing premium oral care products, but doing so in a way that has a positive impact on our environment. The handle of the Original is made from 100% cellulose which comes from sustainable yield forests…this means that the plastic is made from non-petroleum sources and is not using the limited fossil fuel supply in the world that cannot be reproduced.
Can I recycle the Original?
Absolutely! The Original handle is a #7 plastic and can be recycled. Unfortunately the head of the toothbrush cannot be recycled due to the metal staples that are used to hold the bristles securely in place. In order to recycle the Original, the head would need to be cut off and thrown away while the handle can be recycled.
What about the packaging?Packaging
The packaging for the Original is 100% recyclable.
Packaging is a field that is in permanent evolution. They started in 1983 with a simple cardboard folding box, but soon discovered that customers ripped open the box to see the color and shape of the toothbrush inside. They moved to clear plastic folding boxes - no opened boxes but the carton became plastic trash, once opened. In 1992 they started manufacturing plastic boxes that doubled as packaging to sell and ship in as well as a container to carry your toothbrush on trips or protect it in the bathroom. These containers had a long and useful life before being recycled. The unique problem was that many customers have complained about having multiple RADIUS travel cases, picked up over the years. The plastic box, although recyclable, was also heavy and consumed a lot of fuel in shipping. In 2005 they started investigating lighter packaging and the potential of plant based plastics.
The amount of freight used in distribution of their products represents a major part of its energy use profile A decision was made to change to a new type of package, called a mock clamshell. The clear plastic front is very light and the card can be made from recycled materials. They planned on using NatureWorks PLA, a 100% corn based, compostable plastic for the front panel. Thus far they do not have the durability required for a package that sells from a store shelf. NatureWorks assures them that they will have this achieved very shortly and they will make the final step in their attempt to make more environmentally responsible packaging.
RADIUS makes all of its own products - they recycle all imperfect products and produce no waste materials. They control all the materials to ensure that no heavy metals or carcinogenic substances could be part of the product. They do not test on animals and insist that all of their material suppliers do not.
Theirr factory is recycled and started its life as the Haeffner - Dietrich Mill in Pennsylvania's Hex country circa 1863.
RADIUS was founded on the Caribbean island of Tortola. James O'Halloran and Kevin Foley were architects who were fascinated by the idea of a functional and enjoyable toothbrush. They were appalled at the small head, hard toothbrushes of the day. Research indicates that the major problem in oral hygiene is that of compliance - people don't use toothbrushes for long enough and tend to keep their toothbrush for too long. Dentists believe that with diligence - teeth and gums could be perfectly maintained for a lifetime. The average brushing time is from 31 to 65 seconds, depending on age or sex. The average toothbrush is thrown away after 10 months. RADIUS aimed to make the toothbrush comfortable, enjoyable and effective. With a mass of very soft bristles, a large head area for low pressure brushing and a comfortable handle, this toothbrush would let you brush lightly and accurately. Radius manufactures high quality ergonomically designed travel and personal care cases as well as floss and ergonomic toothbrushes. All products are made with high efficiency, low energy use molding machines.