Thursday, September 2, 2010

RADIUS Toothbrush Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to RADIUS, we recently had the opportunity to review an adult and a kids toothbrush.
About RADIUS:
"RADIUS was founded on the Caribbean island of Tortola. James O'Halloran and Kevin Foley were architects who were fascinated by the idea of a functional and enjoyable toothbrush. They were appalled at the small head, hard toothbrushes of the day. Research indicates that the major problem in oral hygiene is that of compliance -people don't use toothbrushes for long enough and tend to keep their toothbrush for too long. Dentists believe that with diligence - teeth and gums could be perfectly maintained for a lifetime. The average brushing time is from 31 to 65 seconds, depending on age or sex. The average toothbrush is thrown away after 10 months. RADIUS aimed to make the toothbrush comfortable, enjoyable and effective. With a mass of very soft bristles, a large head area for low pressure brushing and a comfortable handle, this toothbrush would let you brush lightly and accurately."



About the Intelligent brush:
"The Original and SCUBA have a design that lets you brush for longer – but many people find the head is too large. The challenge was to create a toothbrush that was smaller in area and bristle count but that still delivered long brushing times. The answer was in using electronics.The Intelligent has the two features that can make dramatic improvements in the condition of your teeth and gums.Two minute timer – beeps and blinks every
30 sec up to two minutes. Dentists recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day. The national US brushing times are between 31 and 65 seconds depending on sex and age.180 use wear meter (approximately three months) – it lets you know when to change the bristles. The average toothbrush is changed every ten months. Worn bristles lose over 80% of their cleaning ability and reduce the effectiveness of brushing.Because we now had a toothbrush that would
only last three months we needed to make the head as small and light as possible – the replaceable head weighs one fifth of the weight of a standard toothbrush and is discarded after use – remember that it does the same work as a standard toothbrush, which also should be discarded after three months. The patented radial bristling reduces the size of the brush head, making brushing in tight spaces much more comfortable."

About the Kidz brush:
"Kidz - very soft - right hand - ages 7 thru 11 A pint-sized version of the Original - with even softer bristles. The wide oval head, thumb grip and large comfortable handle make this ideal for children and small adults. With a 62 gram brushing weight (average children's toothbrush is 100) the mass of bristle tips (5,000 - over 3 times more than regular) massages the gums and removes plaque effectively. The large bristle area makes it easy for kids to hit the spot when brushing and lowers pressure on gum tissue. The extra bristles make it more durable and 60% of our users report it lasting three times longer than regular brushes."

What we thought: Both of the brushes we tried worked really well. They were very different from the standard toothbrushes we generally use in several ways. The bristles were softer and the head was larger than we were used to, but they were still very effective. I especially enjoyed the Intelligent brush. B calls me a "speed brusher" because I ususally spend a lot less time brushing than he does, but the Intelligent brush teaches you to slow down and brush for the full two minutes that is recommended. The timer beeps every 30 seconds to let you know to switch quadrants and I found that to be very helpful. I appreciated the softer bristles because I have very sensitive gums and while using the RADIUS toothbrush I noticed a lot less pink in the sink:) The Kidz brush was very easy for A to use and she really liked the unique design with the "place" for her thumb:) We were very pleased with our RADIUS toothbrushes! ABCD Diaries gives RADIUS an A!

Buy It: You can find a RADIUS toothbrush to fit your brushing needs and the needs of each family member at RADIUS or check the store locator for your nearest retailer.
Win It: RADIUS has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader the brush of their choice. To enter, visit RADIUS and tell us which toothbrush you'd love to try!
Extra Entries:
1.Follow ABCD Diaries via Google Friend Connect(if you already follow, leave a comment saying so) +1 entry
2.Subscribe to our RSS feed +2 entries...comment twice please
3.Like RADIUS on Facebook(leave id) +1 entry
4.Follow ABCD Diaries via Twitter(leave id) +1 entry
5.Follow the RADIUS blog via GFC +1 entry
6.Tweet about this giveaway(leave link)+1 entry per day(1 tweet/day)
7.Blog about this giveaway(leave link) +2 entries...comment twice please
8.Enter any other current giveaways on ABCD Diaries and leave a comment saying so. +1 for each entered
Giveaway ends Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:) No PO Boxes.
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given 2 toothbrushes for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

141 comments:

  1. I would love to try the Intelligent toothbrush, I can always use help to make sure I'm brushing my teeth long enough.

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  7. I would get the original teal

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  9. I would love to try the original toothbrush in pink!
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  22. I would like to try the KIDZ for my grandson.

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  28. I like the Intelligent style.

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  33. I would love to try the original toothbrush in pink

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