Hello J3X, and goodbye toothpaste!
Titanium Dioxide Rod
The Soladey J3X ionic toothbrush has a light-activated titanium dioxide rod inside the handle. When exposed to any light source, this photo-sensitive titanium rod converts light into negatively-charged ions (electrons). The rod releases these ions, which blend with saliva to attract positive (hydrogen) ions from the acid in the dental plaque on your teeth.
The acid is then neutralized and plaque is disintegrated, cleaning and whitening teeth without toothpaste.
Researchers have tested the toothbrush in cultures of bacteria that cause periodontal disease, and demonstrated that the brush causes “complete destruction of bacterial cells”, according to the founder Dr. Kunio Komiyama, a dentistry professor emeritus and researcher at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.
Having won first place out of 170 entries in the FDI Annual World Dental Conference in Dubai in 2007, the Soladey J3X ionic toothbrush stands poised to strike fear in the hearts of plaque and mouth-based bacteria across the world.
The ionic process, where electrons react with acids in the mouth to kill bacteria and breakdown plaque, forgoes the need for toothpaste by utilizing this natural chemical process to clean teeth and provide a healthier mouth. Toothpaste is not required as water (saliva) is the active ingredient – oral hygiene now becomes not only natural – the ionic action in the saliva is naturally antibacterial and continues after brushing – but also economical!
Imagine not having to squeeze out the last bit of toothpaste from the tube! Worrying about your spouse not closing it properly . . . Not having to write a note to pick up the right brand – with the wide variety out there finding the right paste is almost an adventure in itself.
The Soladey J3X ionic toothbrush might be considered a small innovation, but certainly does its part to cut down on the carbon footprint of electronic toothbrushes as well as from the industrial creation of toothpaste – a $2.2 billion dollar market in the US alone.
An integrated solar panel at one end of the Soladey J3X ionic toothbrush handle generates electrons, which move along a wire to the semiconductor titanium rod near the bristles. When combined with water, these electrons trigger a chemical reaction that breaks down plaque and destroys bacteria!
The J3X can be run on the same amount of energy as a light-powered calculator. Toss the toothpaste. The future of oral hygiene is solar.
Each panel, which transmits electrons to the head of the toothbrush through a lead wire is hand-crafted in the Shiken facility in Japan, and engineering-wise, the technology involved in the Soladey J3X ionic toothbrush is no different from a solar powered calculator. Its inventor, University of Saskatchewan dentistry professor, Dr. Kunio Komiyama, tested the brush on cultures of two types of bacteria which are major culprits in periodontal disease. “You see complete destruction of bacterial cells,” he said.
It won’t work in the dark, though – the brush needs about as much ambient light as a solar-powered calculator to be effective. And effective it is! The ionic reaction in the mouth is scientifically proven to work better on plaque than a conventional brush and toothpaste combo.
The future of oral hygiene is here, and it’s solar!
Replaceable Brush Heads
The Soladey J3X main handle should last a life-time with correct care. Just replace the Bristle Heads as you would a normal brush, generally every 2-4 months.
In Japan over 2 million Soladey ionic toothbrushes and 5 million replacement heads are sold each year!
Packs of 4 replacement heads for the Soladey J3X and the Soladey Eco ionic toothbrushes are available in the original Medium Head and the new softer Tapered Head, as well as Soft and smaller Child bristle heads.