It’s officially that magical time of year! Families across the country are gearing up for the holiday season, wrapping last-minute gifts and preparing their homes for all the festivities to come. Amidst the hustle and bustle, you may have trouble keeping up with everything you need to get done before you host loved ones or make the trip to see them. It can be easy to forget to buy small gifts for your family’s stockings! If you need help figuring out what to get, continue reading for stocking stuffer ideas that promote a healthy smile.
Everyone should be replacing their toothbrush every three to four months – sooner if the bristles become splayed. Following this guideline is essential for good oral health, mainly because it’ll ensure you’re cleaning your teeth with bristles that are working properly. There’s no better time than Christmas to gift your loved one a new toothbrush! You can buy one in their favorite color or a fanciful electric one.
Do your family members enjoy drinking wine, coffee, dark soda, or tea? If so, their smile is at an increased risk of discoloration. An excellent gift idea to help prevent this issue is a reusable straw! That way, your loved ones can enjoy their favorite beverages while minimizing contact with their teeth. Plus, they’re better for the environment.
Tasty Dental Products
Most children hate using minty dental products because they despise the flavor. As a result, they might be reluctant to take proper care of their smile. If that’s the case, you should consider buying fun-flavored toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash. With flavors like bubblegum and fruit punch, they’ll be excited to brush and floss their teeth! Just make sure the products you purchase contain fluoride and have an ADA Seal of Approval. If a child is under two years old, ask your dentist for toothpaste recommendations.
It’s easy to throw delicious holiday candies and sweet treats into a stocking. However, they can have detrimental effects on oral health. Overindulging in sugary foods can increase the risk of cavities, decay, and infection. Instead, you should fill your loved one’s stockings with healthy snacks like almonds, dark chocolate, raisins, and sugar-free gum.
Now that you have great ideas for what you can put in your family’s stocking, it’s time to make a trip to your local store!
About the Practice
At Tamborello Dental Associates, we use the latest technologies, techniques, and materials to provide the best dental care possible. Our team also values patient education to ensure everyone makes well-informed decisions for their oral health. For more stocking stuffer ideas, visit our website or call (713) 522-7540.