dentist, health

Fire Fly: Fun, Flashing Toothbrush Inspires Kids to Brush Longer

Los Angeles, CA

Getting kids to brush for the dentist-recommended two minutes has always been a challenge. Now, the FIRE FLY TOOTHBRUSH by DR. FRESH , which lights up and blinks for one minute, has made teeth brushing fun, so kids will do it longer!

Dental professionals will tell every parent that the biggest challenge when it comes to kids’ oral care habits is the rush to brush. Two minutes – one minute on the uppers and one minute on the lowers – is the recommended time it takes to properly brush. However, kids will most often give their teeth a few ineffective scrubs, spit and that’s it. Consequently, the FIRE FLY by DR. FRESH , a bright and sparkly children’s toothbrush that lights up and flashes for one minute, is inspiring kids everywhere to brush longer.


  • Attracts kids because it is bright, sparkly and innovatively shaped
  • LCD light in handle incorporates “blinking technology” to flash brightly for one minute when base is pressed
  • Separate 60-second cycles promote habit of one solid minute brushing upper teeth, one minute lower teeth
  • Developed for ages 3-12
  • Soft nylon strands are individually end-rounded to prevent microscopic cuts to gums
  • Soft, yet strong enough to bend immediately back into shape
  • Number One-selling brand toothbrush sold at Target
  • Handle ergonomically designed for child’s hand
  • End cap is securely attached to handle and can’t be pulled off
  • Designed for 200 uses – reminds kids and parents to replace toothbrush every 3 months as recommended by dentists
  • Available in assortment of translucent colors
  • SRP $.98 at mass merchandise stores including Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and Big-Lots

Backed by extensive research and development, this soft bristle toothbrush contains an LCD light that incorporates “blinking technology,” flashing for 60-seconds when pressed at the base. The Fire Fly allots for one-minute upper and one-minute lower teeth brushing, separating the cycles to ensure that kids get into the pattern of one solid minute on each arch.

“The Fire Fly is one of the best devices we have found to increase child compliance with brushing,” states Dr. Steven J. Brattesani of San Francisco. “It turns brushing into a game with obvious benefits for children and parents alike.”

This irresistible toothbrush is a steal at $.98. Taking the oral care category by storm, the Fire Fly is the Number One-selling brand toothbrush sold at Target. Reflecting a professional “stamp of approval,” over 1,500 dentists nationwide offer the Fire Fly in their practices.

Gentle for kids ages 3-12, the Fire Fly‘s nylon strands are individually end-rounded to prevent microscopic cuts to the gums. They are soft enough to be safe, yet they bend immediately back into shape after use.

With a handle that is ergonomically designed for a child’s hand, the Fire Fly is durable. The end cap containing the light is securely attached onto the handle and cannot be pulled-off.

The toothbrush is specifically designed for 200 usages. This encourages kids and parents to …


The benefits of combining L-Arginine and L-Citrulline with antioxidant supplements

A number of scientific experiments have shown that supplementing one’s diet with certain nitric oxide-boosting substances (i.e. L-Arginine, L-Citrulline, and antioxidants), can eliminate the state of oxidative stress on the arteries and reverse the progression of atherosclerosis (clogging or congestion of the arteries). What does all of this translate into as far as possible benefits for you and me? Well, with cardiovascular disease being the number one killer of Americans, whatever we can do to improve our heart health is going to be well worth it. Now, let’s look at the benefits that each L-Arginine, L-Citrulline and antioxidants has and how they specifically contribute to heart and overall health.

L-Arginine is an amino acid that aids in the body’s production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is what enables the body to create a healthy flow of blood. The heart has to work harder if nitric oxide levels in the body are low. By supplementing with L-Arginine, the nitric oxide levels are kept at their optimum levels, the heart does not have to work as hard to pump blood throughout the body, and we benefit from increased stamina, energy and even sexual performance. When our heart is healthy, we also increase the likelihood of avoiding the symptoms that escalate into heart disease. L-Citrulline is beneficial to our systems in that it facilitates the production of L-Arginine because it is converted into L-Arginine. The nutrients that we receive from the food that we eat are distributed throughout our bodies in certain ways. The majority of the L-Arginine that one would take as a supplement is absorbed by the digestive system. If there is not enough L-Arginine left after this absorption process, not all of the cells can benefit from the nitric oxide enhancing benefits. L-Citrulline helps to rectify this issue of absorption by providing the body with an increase in L-Arginine (through the conversion process or process of synthesis) when and where it is needed most.

Antioxidants play a different and more diverse complimentary role when it comes to providing health benefits through supplementation. Antioxidants include vital nutrients that our body’s need to work at optimal levels. These nutrients include beta carotene, vitamins C and E and selenium. These antioxidants can prevent damage to your body cells or repair damage that has been done. You may have heard the term “free radicals” associated with antioxidants. Free radicals are hazardous molecules that damage cells and bring about the progression of poor health that comes with aging and disease. Antioxidants fight off free radicals but our body’s natural production of antioxidants declines as we age. This is why supplementing our bodies with the antioxidants that we no longer produce but still need to stay healthy is so important.

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