Dr. Fresh Firefly Ecofly Toothbrush Musical Timer Blue
Dr. Fresh Firefly Ecofly Toothbrush Musical Timer Blue is invented by a dad and his young daughter, FireFly flashing toothbrush encourages kids to brush more thoroughly than regular toothbrushes.
Ecofly includes a 60 second rap tune that helps inspire kids to be eco-conscious by saving water while encouraging good brushing habits. EcoFly helps kids smiles stay healthy and the planet a little greener.
The Firefly family makes "going green" an everyday learning experience with the EcoFly toothbrush because it is made from 100% biodegradable plastic. Kids can help save thousands of gallons of water each year by simply turning off the water while they brush.
Discover How to Get Your Child to Brush
Teaching your child to brush properly is an extremely important task that will help prevent cavities and tooth decay. A daily brushing routine when kids get used to the clean mouth feeling can lead to a lifetime of good oral habits. Most kids spend less than a minute brushing their teeth. Dentists recommend that kids should brush for 2 minutes in order to clean their teeth thoroughly enough to prevent tooth decay. That is why the Firefly toothbrush was invented. The light flashes for 60 seconds, which lets kids know how long to brush each row, top and bottom.
Dr. Fresh is the creator of the FireFly® toothbrush, the number one selling kids' toothbrush in the country. They are privileged to say their flagship product has helped children to develop excellent lifelong oral care habits, and proud that we can also help reverse the childhood cavity epidemic in our country.
Their products are always built on an ongoing dialogue with kids and families, and that is why we pride ourselves on being an "idea factory," not just a manufacturer of oral care products. Three years ago, they established their annual "Be A Dental Inventor" contest for elementary school children. The contest has become a much anticipated element of February's National Children's Dental Health Month, and the entries are an ongoing source of inspiration for us. When a child's imagination is fired, the world is a richer place. And they remind ourselves of that every day by keeping the fantastic toothbrush drawings they receive on the walls at their headquarters.
When to Brush?
Everyone should brush twice per day: morning and before bedtime. Bedtime brushing is especially important because the eight to ten hours your child is asleep gives bacteria lots of time to feast on food particles left on the teeth.
How to Brush?
The technique for brushing your child's teeth is the same whether you do it or he or she does it:
- Place the toothbrush alongside the teeth.
- Gently move the brush in a small circular motion cleaning one tooth at time. Remember to brush the inside of teeth as well.
- Brush your child's tongue lightly to remove bacteria and keep breath smelling good.
- Have your child rinse his or her mouth with water.
Why to brush?
Gingivitis occurs in an alarming 50 percent of all children! You can help prevent this disease along with cavities if you help your child develop a consistent and fun brushing routine.
Which toothbrush is best?
Depending on your child’s age, certain brushes are better than others.
What age should my child start brushing?
Teeth should be cleaned as soon as they emerge. As long as teeth are present, tooth decay is a concern and brushing should take place. For more information see our Ages Section.