If holiday gift-giving is leaving you feeling stressed, we’ve got some great news. So, take a deep breath and smile, because the answer to finding that perfect present is staring you in the face. This year, reward friends and family with the gift of good oral health. Proper dental hygiene is important all year long, but it takes on added significance during this season when our teeth are under attack by sweet treats, and travel plans brush up against our oral health habits. The best thing about giving a gift is seeing your loved one smile, and the following ideas will keep that smile healthy and bright.
Dental hygiene products make great gifts and stocking stuffers for students, soldiers, young adults, and others struggling to find work. Providing them with staples like toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, and floss picks helps them save money while still maintaining proper oral health habits. Fruit baskets are delicious gifts that help keep teeth clean, and dental travel kits are ideal for loved ones who spend a lot of time away from home. Tooth care gifts are also great for teens and tykes, but don’t expect to see many smiles. Still, you’ll feel good knowing you’ve protected those pearly whites with gifts like a new custom mouthguard.
Tech for the Teeth
Spending on tech-based gifts is expected to top $97 billion this year, with nearly three-quarters of American adults getting in on the action. You could stand in long lines waiting to pick up the latest television, tablet, or gaming console, but the smartest purchase is a tech device for your teeth. Using artificial intelligence, smart toothbrushes monitor, collect, and interpret critical data to make reports and recommendations regarding your oral health trends and improve the brushing experience. The device is especially helpful for children, as it encourages healthy habits by turning brushing into a game. Even without smartphone connectivity, standard electric toothbrushes are a great gift. They generally provide for easier and less painful tooth care, and many models include helpful features like pressure sensors, various brushing modes, timers, and even digital reminders.
Make the Holidays Bright
We may not have a white Christmas here in central Maryland, but you can give one to your family with the gift of teeth whitening treatments. Make their smiles whiter and brighter than ever, and just in time for prom pictures, yearbook photos, job interviews, and graduations. Professional teeth whitening procedures get rid of stains caused by coffee, tea, nicotine, medication, and even aging, and the resulting smile gives a big boost of confidence. Just schedule these services for the entire family so nobody feels singled out.
At Ellicott Mills Dental, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry to serve all your family’s needs. From dental veneers to enamel shaping to teeth whitening treatments, we offer a variety of procedures designed to keep you smiling. Our Ellicott City office is always excepting new patients, so schedule a dental visit today!