ionic toothbrush

   I learned about ionic toothbrushes a month ago but haven't really yet dared to invest in one.
It's a Japanese invention (of course of course...) and some sources say they've been using this device for ages, and it's time for it to hit the west and save us on toothpaste!
It will save you money and maybe save the planet, but I'm still a bit bumbed out that you have to replace the toothbrushes every 3-6 months. So it's not totally a non-waste product.
The bacteria in plaque and food produces acid. Normally your saliva will neutralize the acid, but as plaque and bacteria builds up it acts like a barrier and prevents the neutralization.
Soladey's ionic toothbrush has a photosensitive titanium rod inside, which converts light into negative ions. When exposed to both natural or artificial light, it releases negative ions and mixed with the saliva, those electrons will attract the positive ions of the acidity in a way that the plaque will be disintegrated.

All you need is light and saliva, but it can be good to have water in hand.
Wet the brush and start brushing the tongue from the back to the tip. You may see discoloration on the bristles from the bacteria, make sure you rinse bristles with water repeatedly to remove this film.
When you feel your tongue is clean you can start working on the teeth.
Brush lightly - unlike a conventional toothbrush, you do not need to brush with force, the saliva is doing most of the work.
Side note: It's good to take in that there's a lymphatic system in your mouth, while brushing the traditional way (back and forth) is okay, try brushing lightly from the gums to the end of the teeth on both sides, starting from the back and working your way to the front.
Make sure you clean the rod after each use. End with a natural mouthwash like the saltwater rinse.

Getting interested?
I know that I would love to know if any of you guys are using an ionic toothbrush, but no matter if you have or haven't I would love to hear your thoughts on it! offers more info and where you can buy it.
Sweden - Balansbutiken & info on where to buy in real stores)
EU: Rawliving (gives 10% on your first order!)


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