Soladey toothbrushes were developed in Japan by Dr. Yoshinori Nakagawa in the 1980s. By exposing titanium rods encased in his toothbrushes to light and water, negative ions form. The negative ions are used to fight plaque. Two versions are currently available, the Soladey –Eco and the Soladey –3. According to studies in Japan and Canada, the toothbrushes really work.
Rather than squeezing toothpaste onto your toothbrush, you merely dip it in water or just use your own saliva. By keeping the titanium rod visible through the clear brush head close to a light source, the toothbrush will begin producing negative ions that will kill bacteria and break down plaque. The ionic process leaves you with clean teeth and clean breath. The manufacturers advertise that the Soladey will also get rid of coffee and cigarette stains on your teeth when used consistently over a matter of weeks.
One website claims that these tooth brushes remove the need for dental floss and improve gums. The ionic process is supposed to continue to work even after you’ve stopped brushing.
With Soladey, the bristles do not even need to touch the plaque on your teeth. Plaque is disintegrated on a molecular level which reaches even between your teeth as you brush, eliminating the need for flossing.
This cost effective, environmentally friendly, non-toxic toothbrush uses an Ionic process to remove plaque and bacteria from teeth and gums on a molecular level, eliminating the threat of gingivitis from your mouth, leaving your breath fresh and invigorated.
Whether you choose to use water or your own saliva, the main requirement is exposure to a light source. You have to keep the brush head exposed to light. This means that when you do your back teeth, you better open wide and tilt towards the light or the “ionic cleansing” will cease.
There are two types of Soladey toothbrushes that you can purchase. The Soladey – Eco (aka Soladay-2), pictured above, and the Soladey-3 (aka Soledey-J3X), pictured left, that incorporates a “solar panel” into the handle. The solar panel does not require sun light only light. Presumably, the Soladey-3 handle with its light collecting panel should eliminate the need for oral hygienic gymnastics with your light source.
Shiken, manufacturer of the Soladey-3 has a webpage devoted to showing you how to brush your teeth. As with most toothbrushes the longer you brush, the better the clean. Shiken recommends brushing for no less than 3 minutes. You can always use an egg timer.
So why should you purchase yet another toothbrush with disposable plastic heads and artificial bristles? Because you will be eliminating the need for dental floss and its plastic packaging as well as toothpaste with all of its packaging. Toothpaste can contain some very harsh chemicals and ingredients like silica, sodium fluoride and artificial flavors.
So why haven’t we heard of these toothbrushes? Gee, do the names Proctor & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Oral-B, Crest, Aquafresh, REACH, and Eco-Dent ring a bell? Oral hygiene is big business. Except for online suppliers like Euroviva, Japan Trend Shop, Aviva, and of course, Amazon these toothbrushes would difficult be to find. As it is you can only get the Soladey – 3 from Japan Trend Shop.
The Soladey-Eco costs $29.95 and includes the toothbrush and one head. a replacement pack of 4 brush heads costs $29.95. You can order the newer Soladey-3 from Japan Trend Shop for $54 in a package of the toothbrush and the replacement pack of 4 brush heads. Looks like the Japan Trend Shop deal is the best.
A toothbrush that can be used anywhere there is light without the need for a plug, a battery, toothpaste, floss or water just might make the Soladey toothbrushes worth your while.