This holiday season, give the gift of oral health to your loved ones! From stocking stuffers to presents for under the tree, we’ve put together a list of items that will help you give a smile for the holidays.
For the kids on your list, stuff their stockings with toothpaste featuring their favorite movie or television characters. You should be able to find fun toothpaste at your local drugstore with everyone from Elsa to Bumblebee splashed on the tube. These toothpastes also often come in appealing flavors for kids, like bubblegum, which will encourage them to brush their teeth.
The traveler on your list could always use travel-sized dental products from toothpaste to extra toothbrushes. You can even find some toothbrushes that fold into themselves so they save even more space in a packed toiletry bag.
And speaking of toiletry bags, there are a lot of really beautiful and well-made toiletry bags that will make your loved ones smile every time they use it. You can even get them personalized for an extra special touch.
There are now subscription services that will deliver new electric toothbrush heads every three months. This prevents your loved ones from using unhygienic toothbrush heads and allows them to keep their smile fresh and clean.
Although they may be a bit pricey, electric toothbrushes provide a thorough brush that your loved ones might be missing. You can splurge on models with timers and Bluetooth built in, or go for a more modest model that still provides a great clean. No matter what you spend, an electric toothbrush is a great way to encourage your friends and family to practice good oral health.
The perfect stocking stuffer, sugar-free gum is a great way to please your loved ones and help them maintain good oral hygiene. The act of chewing gum increases salivary flow, and studies show that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after meals can help prevent tooth decay. More saliva can also mean more calcium and phosphate, which helps strengthen tooth enamel.
If you have any questions about oral health gifts, give us a call, and be sure to come see us for a cleaning!