We splurge on the best face creams, we invest in quality handbags, and we shell out for high end haircuts, yet often overlook the importance of high quality dental products. The tools you purchase for your teeth should matter for your health and smile, and don't even cost a fraction of what we spend on other items. We're not talking about state of the art electric toothbrushes, but basic products that will keep your smile healthy. Thankfully, we came across Radius a number of years ago, and haven't looked at dental products the same since!
At Radius, they take a holistic approach to designing and manufacturing their products to ensure it's rooted in sustainable decisions that reduce their carbon footprint. Radius toothbrushes are also made to outlast other toothbrushes, thereby producing less waste. They are one of the only toothbrushes on the market that are environmentally friendly, and each brush is carefully inspected (standard brushes are made automatically without inspection). Their original brush also has 300% more bristles than the average brush!
You can read more about the products and how they are made here
Radius has a nice selection of products, and for those of you that are new to the brand, we highly recommend starting off with these first!
1. The Original
The size of the original may be a bit daunting at first, but it has a bigger head to ensure better cleaning. It is designed to improve gum health and can even reduce the risk of gum and heart disease by massaging the whole mouth. Though it may take a few brushes to get used to, we actually prefer this over the regular toothbrush size! You're left feeling like you have a cleaner mouth and it's an overall better toothbrushing experience.
The original has 3x more bristles than the average toothbrush, and the bristles themselves are softer and more uniquely aligned, providing even pressure that helps reduce chronic bleeding, receding gums, and enamel erosion. Its handle is also designed with the dentist- recommended 45 degree angle so that you get the best angle for brushing, with grip and control as well. The Original also comes with a right-hand or left-hand version, so lefties can get the full experience too!
The Radius Original is also 100% petroleum free, the handle is sourced from renewable timber, the nylon bristles are vegetable-based, and you'll be brushing knowing that you're supporting a company that cares about the environment! Each brush retails for $7.95 and comes in a variety of fun colors.
Want a great travel toothbrush? Radius has that too.
2. The Tour
The tour is a great travel toothbrush as it gives you the same great clean. It folds nicely, ensuring you have more luggage space and has a removable and replaceable brush head. This helps reduce waste and cost from having to buy a whole new toothbrush. This product also has eco-friendly handle and bristles, made from 100% wood-based bio-plastic, and the bristles are vegetable-derived, making them environmentally sound. We love this innovative product and take it with us on on our travels. The Tour retails for $5.49 and comes in a variety of colors.
3. Natural Biodegradable Silk Sachets
This product is great for travel as it comes with 20 individually wrapped floss sachets. This floss is made of glossy silk instead of nylon, and is free from toxins found in other floss products. It glides really nicely in between teeth, and is 100% vegetarian, biodegradable, and compostable. Plus, it's free of bad ingredients like glutens, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, GMOs, unnatural coloring and other harmful ingredients. This pack retails for $2.99 and you can also purchase the regular non-travel floss, and vegan floss as well.
These items from Radius are truly innovative, and their toothbrushes make such a difference. Radius also has great kids products, and gadgets such as "The Doc", which is a multi-purpose product that can not just hold your toothbrush, but has a suction base that fixes to smooth surfaces, can clasp a number of items like kitchen spoons, cellphones, razors etc. We highly recommend giving Radius products a try!