Christmas is almost here! It’s a great time of the year filled with many traditions, including the giving of gifts. This is really fun when it comes to buying and giving gifts to children. But it can be anything but ho-ho-ho fun when it comes to finding a great gift for adults.
Instead of buying another sweater or box of candy, consider something unique that will benefit someone’s health and appearance. Here are some gift ideas that improve a person’s smile and oral health.
Rechargeable Electric Toothbrushes
The advances in electric toothbrushes have brought the future to the present for at-home dental care. You can get basic models that are very effective, but you can also go very high tech. Some models include Bluetooth capability, sonic technology, settings to protect sensitive teeth, and even built-in cameras.
Many people would love to have a high-tech toothbrush but don’t ever get around to buying one for themselves. Since they have a manual toothbrush, they probably consider upgrading one with a computer chip to be a luxury item. But these devices aren’t just for computer geeks. They offer great benefits to people’s oral health and help keep teeth whiter between dental hygiene visits.
Of course, brushing must be paired with flossing for optimum oral health. Although simple dental floss can’t be 100% replaced yet, there are some flossing accessories to improve your gums’ health. The most popular of these is the water flosser, which uses a stream of water to clean between teeth and below the gumline. The most recent technological advance is the air flosser, which comes very close to removing the same amount of plaque as traditional flossing. Since many people neglect to floss, one of these devices would greatly benefit their teeth and gums. Are your kids not impressed with the traditional floss? Check out your local stores for flossers that come in fun colors to make taking care of your teeth a little more enjoyable. These are great stocking stuffers too!
These are becoming increasingly popular since the advent of COVID-19. This is especially true for people who share a tube of toothpaste with someone else or an entire family. This eliminates cross-contamination even in the absence of a pandemic. Toothpaste tablets come with specialized benefits. Many are formulated to fight plaque, whiten teeth, freshen breath, include all-natural ingredients, or strengthen teeth. Some products combine one or more features in meeting most people’s needs. A couple of bottles of toothpaste tablets will be a sure way to introduce someone to the latest modern-day products to clean their teeth and stop the spread of various diseases.
Clean, good-tasting water has implications for dental health. These include:
This is important to maintain all body tissues in their best health. This is particularly true of your gums. Many areas don’t have high-quality water that tastes good. This causes people to drink less water and become more dehydrated. Moist healthy gum tissue helps prevent dental cavities and gum disease.
Drinking water throughout the day keeps us hydrated and helps keep our mouth rinsed of food particles. This is especially true for people who can’t brush during the day between meals while at work. If these food particles remain, they begin to break down and cause teeth and gum problems.
Bad-tasting water can lead to brushing less frequently and not brushing long enough to clean your teeth and gums completely when you do brush. This issue can be resolved with pure, clean, good-tasting water from an effective water purifier.
Whatever gift you decide to give, we want to wish you the best holiday season ever! We are most grateful to have the privilege of serving you in helping you to maintain optimum oral health. We look forward to a great and healthy 2021 full of bright and clean smiles!
If you need to make an appointment, call us at 727-308-7985 (7650 38th Ave., N. office) or 727-339-5833 (425 22nd Ave., N. office) or book an appointment online.