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Stocking Stuffers for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Looking for last-minute gift ideas? Keep smiles merry and bright by stuffing stockings with gifts for healthy teeth and gums. Perfect for daily dental hygiene and dental cleaning on the go, travel-size dental products and teeth-cleaning tools are practical presents for radiant smiles. Move oral health to the top of the gift-giving list. Check out these fantastic stocking stuffers sure to keep smiles merry and bright this holiday season.

Prioritize Oral Health

Healthy teeth and gums are the result of good dental care. Sweets, hectic schedules, holiday travel, and late nights can often impact our daily oral hygiene routine. Poor oral hygiene can lead to plaque buildup, gingivitis, gum disease, and tooth loss. For those affected by loose or cracked teeth, save your smile by considering dental implants or the best-fitting denture and partial styles.

Oral health and daily care are just as important for individuals wearing dentures or for those with dental implants. Daily care of dentures and dental implants will help maintain the look and feel of natural teeth. Ask your dentist for denture cleaning and toothpaste recommendations for dental implants and implant-approved floss. Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups to monitor the health of teeth, gums, and jaw bones.

On-the-Go Teeth Cleaning Tools

The American Dental Association recommends replacing toothbrushes every three to four months, or when toothbrush bristles are visibly matted or frayed. Based on their replacement frequency and daily use, it’s no surprise dental products and teeth-cleaning tools are popular stocking stuffers. Ideal gifts for anyone, they provide quick and easy freshening for any occasion.

Compact, lightweight dental care products can be carried in a purse, kept in an office desk, or a toiletry bag to be used when needed. Portable breath strips, disposable flossers, toothbrushes, and toothpaste make great gifts for fresh breath and clean smiles. Colgate calls out travel products and other healthy stocking stuffers to improve oral hygiene remove plaque, prevent gingivitis and eliminate bad breath.

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 lightweight rechargeable electronic-powered toothbrushes with customized programming features and embedded two-minute timers. Brush whitening kits are also growing in popularity for sparklingly clean teeth.

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. Chewing gum after meals can help neutralize and wash away acids created by plaque bacteria on teeth. Check for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on chewing gum packages to ensure it is a safe and effective product.

Wrap Up A Water Flosser

Water flossers are a fast way to rinse food particles from teeth and gums, helping to prevent gum disease. A complete clean can be achieved in just 30 seconds with minimal effort. Hold the water flosser in the mouth and press the button to blast food debris from teeth. Flossing daily removes plaque and bacteria, promoting a healthy mouth and strong teeth.

Make a resolution to improve your dental care routine and commit to the health and longevity of a merry and bright smile. Contact us today by calling (1) 855-4-NO-FEARS or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh area in Greentree, Cranberry, Greensburg, and Jennerstown.