Why Systema?



What’s so different about SYSTEMA?


It’s all in the bristles.


It’s the proprietary super-tapered bristles that are 0.02mm at the tip—ie. 1/10 the diameter of regular toothbrush bristles. This feature makes it possible to penetrate deep within the narrow crevices of periodontal pocket and between the teeth and gums to effectively remove the grime that causes periodontal disease, delivering a high level of oral cleanliness.


In contrast to conventional products, the standard bristles are not able to reach into the gum line, resulting in accumulation of plaque and hurting the gums.

Get rid of harmful plaque that causes periodontal disease with Systema’s Gum Care toothbrush.


Comparison of gum line penetration between Systema’s and standard bristle tips

Systema’s bristle tip Standard bristle tip
Bristle tips
Image of toothbrush bristle tips entering the periodontal pocket Tip easily enters the periodontal pocket Standard brush tip has difficulty entering the periodontal pocket

This goes beyond conventional toothbrushes to enable effective brushing while providing a sensation of cleanliness produced by the bristle tips entering the periodontal pocket.


Released to the market in 1993 in Japan, with Lion’s proprietary super-tapered bristles, they have been the No. 1 * selling brand in the toothbrush market in Japan for 11 years due to their high level of customer popularity.


*based on Japan’s INTAGE SRI Retailer Tracking data Oral Care Category Value Sales CY2013


The bristles are made from high-grade PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), more durable than ordinary nylon bristles.  In addition to its unique 0.02mm patented super-tapered tips of the bristles that are soft and gentle for gum care, Systema’s range of toothbrushes also feature a smaller compact brush head size.

SYSTEMA’s Brush Head Sizes for Comparison



If you are looking for a smaller brush head size, try our Compact or  Super Compact.

COMPACT brush head with Soft bristles

Its the softest toothbrush you can possibly find. This is our bestseller! If you prefer a smaller brush head than the compact size, try the Super Compact toothbrush.

COMPACT brush head with Medium bristles

For those who prefer a firmer feel, medium bristles is available. The difference between soft and medium bristles is that medium bristles has more bristles to give it a firmer feel when brushing.


Generally, whether it is a manual or powered, dentists recommend toothbrushes with soft bristles and toothbrush head size that is small enough to allow access to clean sides and backs of your molars.


SYSTEMA’s range of toothbrushes are all manufactured with the same 0.02mm tapered bristle tip.



Reference Material about Systema’s proprietary bristles

Press Release by Lion Corp, Japan,  February 2011 in Japan

Source  :  https://www.lion.co.jp/en/press/html/2011006f.htm

The Dentor Systema Shikkari-Kegoshi  toothbrush is not available in Australia. This is part of a Press Release in February  2011 in Japan to be used as a reference point only for Systema’s proprietary bristles,



The development of the core-sheath, super-tapered bristles on the Dentor Systema Shikkari-Kegoshi (Core-Sheath Bristles) Type Toothbrush

Periodontal disease occurs when gums become inflamed as a result of toxins produced by biofilm, which forms when periodontal disease-producing bacteria lodged in the narrow space between the teeth and gums multiply. Fully dislodging grime from such a narrow space, known as the periodontal pocket, is critical for preventing periodontal disease.


In order to produce toothbrushes that adapt to the oral cavity to provide effective treatment of periodontal disease, Lion’s Oral Care Research Laboratories undertook the development of new bristles that provide effective brushing for those who need to treat this disease.


Initially, researchers worked on developing bristles capable of providing an effective brushing while being able to remove grime from the periodontal pocket. It is generally thought that each bristle or bundles of bristles must be thick in order to provide this type of brushing. Yet, super-tapered bristles are essential for cleaning the narrow periodontal pocket.


In response, Lion launched a specialized bristle development project that conducted research into the various factors related to bristle materials and shapes. As a result, Lion successfully produced toothbrush bristles stronger than conventional ones thanks to the composite structure, which involves using bristles composed of two types of materials. Specifically, the stronger PET material surrounds a bristle interior comprised of PBT. Owing to this structure, bristle tips possess a high degree of elasticity, even when super-tapered to penetrate the periodontal pocket, facilitating effective brushing. In addition, the bristle tips can fully clean the narrow periodontal pocket owing to their strong grime removal characteristics.


The technology behind the composite structure plays a vital role in defining the Dentor Systema Shikkari-Kegoshi (Core-Sheath Bristles) Type Toothbrush. This product goes beyond conventional toothbrushes to enable effective brushing while providing a sensation of cleanliness produced by the bristle tips entering the periodontal pocket.


The core-sheath, super-tapered bristles feature elasticity at the tips that enables effective brushing

The Dentor Systema Shikkari-Kegoshi (Core-Sheath Bristles) Type Toothbrush features a composite structure that is composed of a polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET) external layer and a polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) interior (see illustration below). Owing to this toothbrush’s super-tapered bristle, the tips effectively reach the periodontal pocket. Using PET resin to coat the interior produces elasticity that allows even the super-tapered bristles to deliver effective brushing. (Please refer to the reference material below.)

< Core-sheath, super-tapered bristles >

Composite super-tapered bristles

For further information : http://systema.lion.co.jp/product/brush_plus.htm