It’s that time of the year again, when our Little Heroes (and even us adults) have visions of sugarplums, candy canes, pies, and delicious holiday treats. And while we here at Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry love the holiday season just as much as everyone else, we also know that oral care during this festive time gets neglected by heroes of all ages.
That’s why we want to make sure you keep those teeth as white as snow. So before you finalize you list of gifts, consider purchasing these tooth-pampering presents that will keep those pearly whites sparkling into the New Year.
Dental Gifts for the Kids
Naturally, kids aren’t going to be too excited about a dental-related gift. At their young age, kids are much more interested in toys, video games, bikes, and other “fun” stuff. So while you might not want to purchase them an expensive teeth whitening treatment, dental gifts do make great stocking stuffers for the little ones.
Consider getting your Little Hero an electric toothbrush or water flosser. Most kids will find brushing and flossing to be much more fun when using something that’s electrically powered. Plus, the majority of electric toothbrushes come with famous cartoon characters and silly designs that are sure to make brushing more fun.
Another great idea for children (and their parents) is a tooth pillow for those falling teeth. Once a tooth has wiggled out, these little envelopes come in handy to keep that tooth safe in a special place for the Tooth Fairy.
Dental Gifts for All Ages
Water Flosser: These gadgets are great for those who want to take care of their teeth, but aren’t too keen on flossing. Water flossers use water pressure to remove unwanted food particles and plaque without the stringy mess of traditional floss. As an added bonus, not only do water flossers do an excellent job at cleaning gums and teeth, they also leave the mouth feeling clean and fresh.
Toothbrush Sanitizer: A toothbrush that stays wet, and isn’t properly cleaned, can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. A toothbrush sanitizer can offer bacteria-killing effects at reasonable prices. Consider purchasing those that clip on as a neat stocking stuffer for a loved one that travels a lot throughout the day with their toothbrush in tow.
Mouth Guard: The holiday season means family, and often times, sports and competition. In order to keep those beautiful smiles safe consider purchasing a customized mouth guard for a loved one. Knowing that their mouths are protected, and safe from accidental damage, your athlete can focus on what matters most—winning the game. These dental gifts are great for any age, especially those active teens.
Teeth-Whitening Treatment: Want to give your loved one something they can smile about for years to come? Well then a teeth-whitening treatment is the ideal gift that keeps on giving. A professional in-office whitening session can help to remove those deep stains that have developed over time, and will get them photo ready for all those all those pictures they’ll be taking this holiday season. In fact, our dentists and oral healthcare professionals can provide all sorts of cosmetic dentistry to give your loved one a smile they’ll cherish for Christmases to come.
Don’t Forget Your Furry Family Members
At Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry we want to make sure every single member of your family reaps the benefits of healthy teeth—and sometimes that includes your dog. The Q-Ring is the perfect gift for your furry friend because it features a bristled end that helps to remove plaque, reduce gingivitis, and stimulates gums. And after brushing your dog’s teeth, you can twist the soft grip inside out and turn it into a frisbee!
Our Sidekicks want you to fully enjoy this holiday season, but we also want make sure you take care of those chompers so that you don’t have any major issues down the road. Especially because you’ll likely be enjoying those large holiday meals that can put an extra strain on your teeth.
Remember though that your Little Heroes team is here to provide quality oral healthcare services for you all year long. Call our Laredo office at (956) 568-6690, our Mission office at (956) 518-4403, or our San Juan office at (956) 223-4428 to find out more about the services we can provide for your entire family.