It makes you appreciate the importance of good dental hygiene.
My little girl has a full set of baby teeth - tiny and white. She loves to brush them and knows that this forms part of her bedtime and morning routine.
The important thing now is for us to make sure that her brushing is effective.
Expert opinion suggests that two minutes is the optimum time for brushing, one minute each on the upper and lower sets.
Firefly is America's number one bestselling children's toothbrush and they are now available in the UK. They come in a range of familiar Character designs which are instantly appealing but the most interesting feature is the Light Up Technology. At the press of the button, the toothbrush will light up and flash for 1 minute. The child must brush for the duration of the flashing for the upper teeth and again for the lower teeth.
As well as making teeth brushing fun, Firefly ensures that children know how long to brush for thus promoting good dental hygiene habits.
I was sent a Firefly Hello Kitty toothbrush to try with my little girl. This is how we got on.
Obviously some parental supervision is still necessary to monitor technique but the Firefly timer will definitely be beneficial in terms of getting her to brush for the required length of time and my little one does love her flashing Hello Kitty toothbrush.
The Firefly range is available from Lloyds Pharmacy, Argos and other leading independent stockists priced £1.49 - £2.49.
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