How to use the ionic brush
1. Wet the rod
After wetting the bristles and semiconductor with water (saliva is sufficient outdoors *see note below) brush all surfaces of your tongue without using toothpaste, especially first thing in the morning after stomach acids have accumulated from sleeping. Brush from the back of tongue (not in the throat!) to the tip of the tongue. You may see discolouration on the bristles (concentrated bacteria and accumulation of acids) rinse the bristles with water repeatedly to remove this film. Once you feel the bristles and tongue are adequately clean then you can work on the tooth surfaces as now there will be less concentration of bacteria in your mouth. Bare in mind that the tongue generally carries most of the mouths bacteria! *Note: Saliva is sufficient for brushing teeth outdoors, but in this case we dont recommend you brush your tongue outdoors without a source of running water available to clean the bristles.
2. Brush lightly
Continue to brush your teeth lightly and thoroughly in the same way as with an ordinary toothbrush. Concentrate on contacting the teeth rather than applying force. It is recommended to use medium bristles. Unlike a conventional toothbrush, you do not need to brush with force, and so medium bristles will penetrate the spaces in between your teeth more efficiently than a soft head and without splaying. Brushing lightly will also be easier on your gums and help fight gengivitis (gum disease / receding gums).
3. Adequate light
Make certain there is an adequate light source (natural or artificial) necessary to activate the semiconductor titanium rod and the solar panel. The brighter the light source the better the result. You will notice that your saliva will foam slightly when the toothbrush is working effectively. If you are using toothpaste use very little as this can foam over the rod and block light from reaching it.
4. Clean rod
Make sure you clean the rod after each use. If you live in an area of hard water then carefully remove the handle from the head and clean the rod with bristles (your old toothbrush or a used bristle head).
5. Optional mouthwash
If you prefer, a natural mouthwash can be used to freshen your breath, but the ionic process reduces bacteria levels that cause bad breath, meaning that a mouthwash may not necessary. A few drops of natural Peppermint Oil or even Oregano Oil also works well as an alternative to regular mouthwashes. Peppermint oil has been used for centuries as an organic treatment for oral odour.
Replacing your brush head:
Do not to throw the handle and rod away. With careful use they should last a lifetime. Only the bristle heads need replacing.
To keep your Soladey toothbrush operating at maximum efficiency, replace the brush head regularly, as often as you would replace a standard toothbrush. We recommend replacement every 2 to 3 months or when the bristles start to curve outwards. The figure below illustrates the proper method of replacing the brush:
Pull the head and handle apart along the axis.
Insert the head into the handle firmly.
DO NOT twist and/or bend the head and handle during detachment and insertion.
Make sure you keep the brush head attached to the handle and rod at all times except during replacement. Never leave the toothbrush or bare handle and rod near young children or infants!
- After use, completely rinse toothpaste that may have adhered to the clear plastic neck of the brush head or the semiconductor.
- It is not recommended to separate the brush from the handle except for the purpose of replacement or cleaning.
- Never put the semiconductor in the mouth without the brush bristle head.
The bacterial population in your mouth has direct impact on your bodys health, the same way that your intestinal flora can influence your general health. With todays diet it is a challenge to maintain balance. The Soladey ionic toothbrush helps to fight and neutralize the acids that cause bad breath and tooth decay, and the effects can be felt long after you finish brushing!
Drink plenty of water daily to cleanse and assist all bodily functions. Avoid sugars and highly concentrated foods and drinks. A rule of thumb is to seek high water content foods.
Tips for a healthier mouth:
- Brush and floss teeth after each meal (or at the very least, be sure to rinse out the mouth with water afterwards)
- Avoid snacking between meals if possible
- Consume mineral-dense foods such as green leafy vegetables and green drinks
- Eat calcium rich foods (almonds, sesame seeds, figs, etc)
- Brush the teeth with a product that does not have any glycerin added to it (e.g., Tooth Soap). That way, your teeth will have a chance to remineralize themselves. The Soladey ionic toothbrush takes care of this issue, as no toothpaste is necessary.