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Give the Gift of Healthy Teeth and Gums this Holiday Season

Healthy teeth and gums are the result of good dental care. Move oral health to the top of your gift giving list. Check out these fantastic stocking stuffers sure to keep smiles merry and bright this holiday season.

Sweets, hectic schedules and late nights during the holidays can often impact our daily oral hygiene routine. There’s no need to pass on delectable, sugary filled treats and stain ladened spirits enjoyed over the holidays if improved oral health is placed at the top of our daily dental care list.

On-the-Go Teeth Cleaning Tools

Perfect for family members on the go, portable breath strips, disposable flossers, toothbrushes and toothpaste make great gifts for cleaning up smiles. Whether used as a go-to to freshen up following lunch when at work, to clean up smiles at a sleepover or for use by a frequent traveler, on the go oral care tools are the perfect gift for the people we love. These items can conveniently be carried everyday in a purse, tucked into an office desk or stored in a toiletry bag until ready to be used.

Liven Up the Teeth Cleaning Routine

Shake up the daily oral-care routine with items your loved ones will actually look forward to using every day. Refinery29 offers some inspiring ideas perfect for stocking stuffers, including electronic powered toothbrushes with customizable colorful lights, LED powered teeth whitening kits and tastefully flavored fluoride toothpastes and floss to remove plaque, prevent gingivitis and eliminate bad breath. Tinted toothbrush bristles also make a stylish statement with sustainably-sourced bamboo handles and mouthwash kits, making clean and sustainable oral care eco friendly.

Dentist Approved Chewing Gum to Chomp On

Forego typical holiday treats by stuffing stockings with sugar-free dentist approved chewing gum. The American Dental Association attributes chewing gum with improved saliva flow and acid reduction. When chewed after eating, the increased salivary flow can help neutralize and wash away the acids produced when food is broken down by the bacteria in plaque on teeth. Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance, known as the gold standard for evaluating safety and efficacy of dental products, on the chewing gum package to make sure it is the right choice for your mouth.

Wrap Up A Water Flosser

Water flossers can really speed up the flossing process while removing food debris on and between teeth to prevent gingivitis, also known as gum disease. That’s why they make great gifts for those who find typical string flossing a bore. In as little as 30 seconds the whole mouth can experience an incredible clean, with very little effort required on the part of the user. Simply hold the water flosser in place with your mouth tightened around, hit the button and let the water blast food debris from the tooth surface and between teeth. Daily flossing removes plaque buildup and bacteria left after brushing the tooth surface and can help you maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth. Cleaning spaces between teeth can help stop bleeding gums and reduce the risk of diabetes or stroke.

Instead of stuffing a stocking full of sweet treats, consider dental cleaning tools to improve daily oral care routines. Put dental health at the top of the gift list this holiday season and make it a priority to keep up with routine dental care checkups. Schedule an appointment with Three Rivers Dental Group today. Our dental professionals have offices conveniently located in Greentree, Cranberry, Greensburg or Jennerstown.