Oral Health-Related Christmas Gift Ideas

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The holidays are right around the corner, and like many people, you might be wondering what to get your family and friends for Christmas. This year, give the gift of oral health.

At North Salinas Dental, Dr. Russell Cureton and his caring team are here to help you stay on Santa’s nice list. But, if you haven’t visited a dentist recently, then you could end up on the naughty list. Stay on Santa’s good side–schedule a dental exam and cleaning at our Salinas, CA, dental office today. Send our team a message here or call (831) 449-8363 to request your appointment now.

Meanwhile, let our team give you five oral health-related Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones. From stocking stuffers to presents wrapped prettily with a bow, you’ll find something for everyone on your list! 

1.   Electric Toothbrush

A 2014 study indicates that electric toothbrushes outperform manual toothbrushes in reducing plaque build-up and minimizing the symptoms of gingivitis. In fact, participants in the study exhibited a reduction of plaque by 21% and an improvement in gingivitis symptoms by 11%.

Not only are electric toothbrushes more effective, but they are more fun to use. This means that electric toothbrushes are fantastic gifts for the little smiles in your life.

2.    Water Flossers

Do you know someone who hates flossing? Maybe they hate the way conventional floss pinches their fingers. Or maybe they want a more eco-friendly alternative to single-use interdental flossers. Whatever the case may be, get your loved one flossing again with a water flosser.

These dental tools allow users to focus a steady stream of pressurized water in between their teeth, which removes built-up food debris, bacteria, and tartar. As a result, your loved one will get a stronger, healthier smile.

3.   Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments

We know it might be tempting to get a friend or relative a store-bought whitening kit for Christmas, but those kits usually deliver subpar results. And, misusing store-bought whiteners could result in dental damage and pain.

Show your loved ones you care about their health, safety, and satisfaction with professional teeth whitening treatments. In just one visit, they’ll get a dramatically brighter smile that lasts weeks (even months!) longer than store-bought treatments.

4.   Sugar-free Gum

Candy is a popular stocking stuffer, but it isn’t always the most smile-friendly option. This year, try reducing the amount of cavity-causing candy in your kids’ stockings by adding packs of sugar-free gum.

Not only does sugar-free gum reduce your child’s sugar intake, but research shows that xylitol (an artificial sweetener) reduces plaque build-up and slows bacterial growth, too. It’s a win for you and for your child’s smile!

5.   Travel-size Oral Hygiene Products

For the friend that’s always on the go, a travel-size oral hygiene kit can make life (and dental care!) much easier. Whether you find a pre-assembled kit or you make it yourself, these essential items can help you and your friend share more healthy and happy smiles together.

Get Your Smile Holiday Ready

Now that you have gift ideas for your loved ones, it’s time to give yourself a gift. And, there’s no better gift than outstanding dental care with a compassionate and skilled dentist. So, schedule your appointment with Dr. Cureton today by requesting it online here or by calling our Salinas dental office at (831) 449-8363.

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