Radius Toothbrush, Left Hand
Item #: 7815
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For Comfortable & Precise Brushing
Accepted by the American Dental Association (ADA)...
The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs Acceptance of the Radius Toothbrush is based on its finding that the brush is effective for removing plaque and helping to reduce gingivitis when used as directed.
The wide oval head, thumb grip and large comfortable handle makes this a classic toothbrush. Made with 6500 nylon bristles with a very high tuft count - removes plaque more effectively and allows you to massage the gums. The wide oval head distributes pressure, protects and massages sensitive gum tissue. Available in either a "right" or "left" hand ergonomic handle which promotes comfortable and precise brushing. 60% of users report it lasting three times longer then a standard toothbrush. The handle is made from cellulose that is processed from sustainable yield forests into 100% renewable resource plastic.
For basic oral care, place a pea sized portion of toothpaste on the bristles and brush at a 45° angle to the gums. Use short back and forth strokes, one tooth at a time. Be gentle - plaque is a sticky film, its removal does not require much pressure. Clean between teeth using floss, interproximal brushes and toothpicks. Dentists recommend brushing for a minimum of 2 minutes twice a day.
History Behind the Brush...
The Original Toothbrush was designed in early 1982 and was followed by a lengthy gestation period that lasted until late 1983. The final design had 5,500 very thin bristles (about 2/3 the thickness of an Oral B 40 and four times more bristles). It came in right or left handed versions and the body of the toothbrush was made of cellulose, a plant based plastic. The design was revolutionary - nobody had ever thought of using very fine filaments or of using a large head to lower pressure on the gums. The idea of actually making a handle that responded to the right and left orientation of the world's population was regarded as scandalous. This design did not fit into one of those little slots that toothbrushes were sold from - that had been the main determinant of the shape of a toothbrush for 50 years. The head was an organic oval shape - the tufts of bristles arranged so that they did not line up in parallel - this meant that they did not repetitively track along the gum line and cause cervical erosion. In early 1984 RADIUS Toothbrush won the "Accent on Design" award for the most innovative use of design.