Light Activated Ionic Toothbrush
(For use by Adults & Children age 7/8 & up)
For convenience and economy all Soladey models use the standard Soladey replacement head (bristles) and so effectively integrate the previous brush version (Soladey-2) with eco and the latest J3X model
Soladey was invented in Japan by Dr. Yoshinori Nakagawa. The name
originates from the words ‘Solar’ and ‘Dental’. Dr Nakagawa knew that
negative ions could be generated from titanium when this metal was
exposed to light and water. As with other industrial applications such
as water purification and air filtration, ionic power is not a recent
discovery. Soladey was first manufactured in the early 1980s and this
light activated toothbrush is now used daily by millions of people in
Japan primarily, but also now in many other countries.
Soladey looks like an ordinary toothbrush, but
closer examination reveals a titanium (metal) ionic conducting rod,
which runs through the replaceable bristle head and into the handle. This new model Soladey J3X uses the same technology and principles as the SOLADEY eco with the added efficiency of an integrated solar panel.
This rod is the secret to Soladey. It's made
of a patented solar conducting material that allows light, by
photoelectric activity, to be converted into a natural energy source
which kills the harmful bacteria in your mouth.
Soladey is effective in order to reduce smokers' tobacco
stains, and there are many testimonials claiming the removal of
difficult stains in a matter of weeks with consistent use of the
Soladey ionic brush under a good light source.(Assorted colors - we'll choose for you)
How It Works
There is a light-activated titanium rod (semiconductor) inside the
handle. When exposed to any light source (a fluorescent bathroom light,
a plain light bulb, or sunlight), the photo-sensitive titanium rod
inside Soladey 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
The acid is then neutralized and plaque is disintegrated - a scientific
approach to a cleaner and healthier mouth! Toothpaste is not required
as water (saliva) is the acting ingredient - oral hygiene now becomes
not only natural, but also economical! For those who find it hard to
give up toothpaste, use only very small amount!
wetting the bristles and semiconductor with water (saliva is sufficient
outdoors*) brush all surfaces of your tongue without
using toothpaste, and 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), and so make sure you rinse 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. Bear in mind that the tongue
generally carries most of the mouth's bacteria! 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.This is reason we recommend a MEDIUM head. Unlike a conventional
toothbrush, you do not need to brush with force, and so a medium head
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 gingivitis (gum disease/ receding gums). * SOFT, TAPERED & CHILD REPLACEMENT HEADS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST (Leave request in comment section of order)*
Saliva is sufficient for brushing teeth outdoors, but in this case we
don't recommend you brush your tongue outdoors without a source of
running water available to clean the bristles.
* Make certain there is an adequate light
source (natural or artificial) necessary to activate the semiconductor.
If you are brushing the back teeth surfaces the rod will receive limited
direct light. If you close your mouth over the rod then the lack of
light will not allow the ionic action to occur. Be aware then that when
brushing the back teeth that the light should reach the rod. Open your
mouth as wide as possible so that the available light may reach your
back teeth. The best option is to move close to a direct light source
which will illuminate the inside of your mouth! The brighter the 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.
* 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 head).* Remember not to throw the handle and rod away!
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!
(In Assorted colors - we'll choose for you)Replacing The Brush Head
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
Detachment: Pull the head and handle apart along the axis.
Insertion: Insert the head into the handle firmly.
DO NOT twist and/or bend the head and handle during detachment and insertion.
* SOFT, TAPERED & CHILD REPLACEMENT HEADS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST (Leave request in comment section of order)*
* After use, completely
rinse toothpaste that may have adhered to the clear plastic neck of the
brush head or the semiconductor.
* Do not separate the brush from the handle except for the purpose of replacement.
* Never put the semiconductor in the mouth without the brush head.
* If the semiconductor should become detached, reinsert it into its hole in the handle.
The bacterial population in
your mouth has direct impact on your body’s health, the same way that
your intestinal flora can influence your general health. With today’s
diet it is a challenge to maintain balance. Soladey 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!
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.
What is the life of the semiconductor?
A: With proper use, almost indefinitely.
Q: Is the semiconductor safe?
A: Titanium dioxide, the metal from which the rod is
made, does not dissolve or corrrode in water, so it
is perfectly safe.
Q: Will teeth become yellow if toothpaste is not
A: Reflecting the dentin color, healthy teeth are naturally
off-white in color. Brushing only with water restores
their original color. If you must use toothpaste, only
a very small amount is recommended.
Q: Is there any proof of the effectiveness of the
A: Clinical Literature is
available from dental colleges in Japan and Canada.
According to studies, toothbrushes with semiconductors
have proven to be as effective as plaque removing tools.
Clinical studies show that titanium exposed to a light
source has an excellent bactericidal capacity against Streptococcus
mutans., a micro-organism found in the mouth that is particularly
related to dental caries.
(Onada et al. photocatalytic bactericidal effect of
powdered TiO2 on Streptococcus mutans bateria., Denki Kagaku, 56,
In Japan a clinical report on titanium toothbrushes found
that dental plaque removal was significant during the early phase of
plaque formation and concluded that the brush was effective in the
control of plaque.
(Kusonoki et al. A study on the effect of the solar energy toothbrush on the control of dental plaque. J Osaka Odont. Soc., 49; 550-559, 1986).
Another Japanese study concluded that improvements in
gingivitis and oral hygiene can be expected by using a toothbrush
equipped with a titanium semiconductor.
(Niwa et al. Clinical study on the control of dental
plaque using a photo energy conversion toothbrush equipped with a TiO2
semiconductor. Shigaku Vol. 77 No. 2 August 1989).
A clinical study conducted at a Canadian College of
Dentistry indicated that removal of plaque - from buccal surfaces
especially – was more apparent using the ionic brush than it was using
the control brush without semiconductor.
(Hoover et al. Clinical evaluation of a light energy conversion toothbrush. J. Clin. Periodontol. 19: 434-436 1992).