There are some toothbrush basics that you need to know. Whitening Lightning offers these tips to make your search for the right toothbrush a lot easier. Read on. You might be surprised.

If you don’t have a regular habit of brushing, your teeth and gums may become especially vulnerable to tooth decay, tartar, and in worst cases, gum disease. They can swell and bleed and even become infected. You don’t have to let that happen. These guidelines will help you choose the right toothbrush.

Research has shown the more you like your toothbrush, the more likely you are to brush.

Are Stiff Bristles Best?

It might seem like a toothbrush with stiff bristles is the right choice. We use rigid bristles for household cleaning, so why wouldnt we use the same for cleaning grit off our teeth?  You’d think stiff bristles would make cleaning faster and easier.

Do you know how to pick the right toothbrush? Are soft bristles best or do you need hard bristles to do the trick?  If you walk down the toothbrush aisle of your local store, you’ll see how easy it is to get confused by all the choices.


Would you believe the opposite is true? When picking a toothbrush, a softer brush is best. Softer bristles are easier on your gums. When you brush, you want to clean your teeth, not injure your gums.

Natural or Nylon?

Have you heard about “natural toothbrushes”? They’re made from the root of a tree and many people are not sure they are even SAFE, let alone effective. Even if they are determined to be effective, natural brushes are way more expensive. It’s best to use an ADA-recommended toothbrush with medium-soft, nylon bristles.

Do Toothbrushess Whiten Teeth?

Some toothbrushes are sold under the premise that they whiten teeth. How can a toothbrush whiten teeth? Whitening Lightning would like to step in here for this discussion.

The first step in whitening your teeth is proper dental hygiene. Brush regularly and use a good quality toothpaste. Then, to remove dingy discoloration and stains from foods and beverages, use Dial A Smile.

Dial A Smile has been whitening teeth from our customers’ homes for over six years. It’s a favorite of Hollywood Celebrities and beauty experts worldwide. Whitening Lightning products contain no harmful chemicals or poisons as do some of the other home whitening products on the market. Make sure you know what you’re putting into your mouth.

Do you suffer from mouth pain and sensitive teeth? Whitening Lightning has something for you too!

Zero White Home Teeth Whitening System is formulated with natural botanicals that offer the same effective results as Dial A Smile but with a gentle painfree treatment. No painful gums, no sore teeth. Just a big, bright, beautiful smile.

How Long Do Toothbrushes Last?

After daily use, no matter how high the quality, your toothbrush can lose its effectiveness. This next part is not pleasant, but true: Your toothbrush can even be a breeding ground for germs, fungus and bacteria.

To get the most out of your toothbrush, replace it frequently.  That’s at least every 3 months. Some dentists say 6 weeks. If you were recently sick with a cold or infection, you may have transferred germs to your toothbrush. Toss it! Be sure to get a new toothbrush.

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Southern California innovator and CEO of Gerard Cosmetics, Jennifer Gerard, wheeled her home teeth whitening company, Whitening Lightning onto the teeth whitening scene in 2010. Whitening Lightning became an international rage among celebrities, entertainers and their fans. In 2014 sister company, Gerard Cosmetics took center stage in the beauty industry. Beauty experts around the world are thrilled and impressed by the quality of these fine cosmetic products. Visit our website to watch a collection of demo videos.

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