While the holidays are a magical time of the year, it can be a challenge to come up with stocking stuffer ideas after already buying regular gifts. As you make your list of little goodies to buy for your loved ones, you can include unique ones that also benefit their oral health! Here are three stocking stuffer ideas that are sure to bring healthy smiles throughout the entire year.
#1. Creative or Electric Toothbrushes
Toothbrushes use to be so boring; the only fun options used to be different colors. Nowadays, brushing your teeth is a lot more exciting for children and adults alike. There are endless toothbrush options for kids, such as ones decorated with their favorite animated character or even ones that play music! An engaging toothbrush can encourage little ones to brush regularly. Electric toothbrushes are an excellent choice, even for adults–not only are they fun, but they have been proven to be more effective at keeping fighting cavities. It’s a great gift idea, especially for those who aren’t willing to spend a bit more money on an electric toothbrush themselves.
#2. Fun Dental Products
There are so many ways to engage children in their oral health. No longer do they have to withstand the regular minty flavors of dental products. As tasty replacements, you can give them fun-flavored floss, mouthwash, and toothpaste to help them stick to their daily dental routine. They offer a broad range of flavors like bubblegum, grape, and fruit punch to make caring for their teeth more enjoyable. Be mindful to buy items that are fluoridated and have an ADA Seal of Approval. If you have a child under the age of two, you can ask your dentist for toothpaste recommendations that are safe for their teeth and gums.
#3. Smile-Friendly Snacks
The holidays are full of sugar and sweets. While these can be enjoyed in moderation, there are tooth-friendly options you can place in stockings. You can toss in healthy snacks such as more expensive nuts like macadamia, gourmet pretzels, or sugar-free gum.
How to Maintain a Healthy Smile Year-Round
Keeping you and your family’s oral health in check requires more than just fun gifts! Nothing replaces a consistent dental routine throughout the whole year. Making it a priority to brush at least twice a day for two minutes minimum is essential to healthy teeth! Flossing is another vital routine—it removes unseen particles that can gather and lead to plaque and bacteria. Cleaning thoroughly between your teeth ensures you are reaching those hard-to-reach places that a toothbrush is unable to.
With these unique stocking stuffer ideas, you are sure to bring healthy and happy smiles all year long to your loved ones!
About the Practice
Morgan-Hill Dental Care serves the Greater Portland Maine area through the expertise of its team of dentists. They provide a broad range of dental services to keep your pearly whites in their best shape, including preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency care. With personalized plans and advanced dental technology, they can help you and your family achieve optimal oral health throughout every season! To schedule an appointment, contact them through their website or call (207) 839-2655.