Firefly toothbrush receives ADA Seal of Acceptance

Jan. 12, 2011
The ADA award is based on its finding that the Firefly product is effective for removing plaque and helping to prevent and reduce gingivitis.

Buena Park, CA – Dr. Fresh’s® popular FireFly® children’s toothbrush and its licensed counterparts – Barbie, Spider-Man, Hot Wheels, Hello Kitty, and Peanuts toothbrushes – have been awarded the prestigious American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. The ADA Council of Scientific Affairs’ Acceptance of FireFly is based on its finding that the product is effective for removing plaque and helping to prevent and reduce gingivitis, when used as directed.
“This is the highest recognition an oral care product can receive, and a wonderful testament to the FireFly brand’s leadership in the children’s dental care category,” states Puneet Nanda, founder and CEO of Dr. Fresh, Inc. “The Seal reaffirms that consumers can purchase these products with complete confidence, and also serves as a powerful selling tool for our retail partners.” Nanda notes that the Seal will immediately be incorporated into packaging and prominently displayed on shelves.
FireFly and its licensed character and cartoon cousins employ an innovative, proprietary light-up timer technology to encourage compliance and develop good oral hygiene habits for life in young children, fighting the epidemic of early childhood cavities. Colorful, sparkly, and engaging, each toothbrush lights up at the touch of a button and flashes for 60 seconds, the length of time dentists agree is required to thoroughly brush one row of teeth, upper or lower. After the flashing stops, the user simply re-activates the button and moves on to the remaining row of teeth. The brushes also feature soft, rounded bristles that are gentle on young gums, and ergonomic designs appropriate for children’s small hands. They are priced from 98 cents to $3.
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Dr. Fresh, Inc., one of the fastest growing oral care companies in the U.S., is the developer of over 250 different quality and cost-effective personal care products. The company is redefining oral care through innovation, new technology, and higher standards of quality and lower prices. Established in 1998, Dr. Fresh offers quality personal care products from its top-selling Firefly® flashing toothbrush for kids to Binaca® breath freshening products. Dr. Fresh maintains manufacturing facilities in the U.S, China, and India. From molding to packaging, all production procedures are carried out in-house with state-of-the-art machinery to maintain the highest standard of quality control, producing over 100 million toothbrushes per annum.