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Is the Ion5 ionic toothbrush safe for children to use?

Yes, absolutely. The Ion5 is perfectly safe and gentle for children to use, and smaller softer “Child” brush heads are available. Many parents feel that the Ion5 has helped to reduce the time their children spent at the dentist. It is toothpaste-free, which eliminates exposure to toothpaste chemicals, foaming agent and abrasives.

Will my teeth become yellow if toothpaste is not used?

Despite all the toothpaste whitening claims out there, healthy teeth are naturally off-white in colour, and excess brushing or chemical whiteners can be abrasive to your teeth and gums over time. Light brushing with the Ion5 ionic toothbrush helps restore the original colour by removing bacteria and plaque, resulting in lighter shades of teeth. If you do want to use toothpaste for taste, only a very small amount is required. New low abrasion, natural ingredient toothpastes and oils are recommended.

Do I still need to floss?

Absolutely. Flossing cleans the hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and gums. The advantage created by the Ion5 ionic technology is that it scientifically removes plaque just like a magnet pulling particles out of a narrow gap. Users often find that flossing is easier after using our Ion5 ionic toothbrush. If you wish to cut down the frequency of flossing, our “Tapered” brush head is designed to reach in between the gumline, which helps massage and remove finer particles that may not be reached by non-tapered brush head bristles. The “Tapered” bristles combine both the thickness of standard fibers and a finer cluster.

Does the Ion5 ionic toothbrush need batteries or charging?

No! The Ion5 is solar-powered and light-activated. Standard bathroom lighting is sufficient enough to activate the natural ionic cleaning action. If you can use the Ion5 in sunlight, then this is even better. Light captured by the solar panel is passed inside the brush handle to the brush head, where the ionic cleaning magic happens. No batteries needed, no mechanical parts to worry about, much better for our environment compared to generic powerbrushes.

Is the ion generating TiO2 Ion5 brush head safe?

Yes, absolutely. The Ion5 brush head is globally patented and clinically tested. It is manufactured using titanium dioxide (TiO2), and there are no nano-particles emitted. Our TiO2 ion-generating brush head neither dissolves nor corrodes in water, so it is perfectly safe for your and your family. With over 2,500,000+ satisfied users to date, not a single health concern has been reported.

What is the life-span of the Ion5 ionic toothbrush?

With proper use and care, your Ion5 ionic toothbrush will last a lifetime! We recommend that you replace your brush heads every 3 to 4 months. And because the natural ionic cleaning process requires less harsh scrubbing to clean your teeth and gums, some users report only having to replace their brush heads every 4 to 5 months. This makes the Ion5 a very economical choice for natural oral care.

Can my Ion5 toothbrush be used to clean teeth that are not original, such as porcelain-fused metal crowns?

Yes! The Ion5 toothbrush will effectively reduce plaque and provide an antibacterial effect even on modified teeth.

Can the Ion5 toothbrush be used with braces or a retainer?

Yes, absolutely. The Ion5 ionic toothbrush will help neutralize bacteria for those using braces. Brush carefully to avoid damaging the materials on the braces. Remove retainers prior to brushing and make sure the retainers have been cleaned before replacing them in the mouth.