‘Smile healthy’ holiday gift ideas for all ages

December 17, 2013

Here are some ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers that are not only fun, but will help protect the smile of a friend or family member:

‘Smile healthy’ stocking stuffers

  • Sugar-free gum or mints
  • Single-use toothbrushes, preloaded with toothpaste (Ex: Colgate Wisps)
  • Travel size dental floss, mouth rinses, toothpastes, toothbrush and toothbrush holder (can be packaged nicely in a travel bag too!
  • New toothbrushes (cartoon characters and bright colors are popular for children
  • New toothpaste and/or mouth rinses in fun flavors
  • Hourglass timer in fun colors for kids to time brushing
  • Tooth fairy pillow/box
  • Sports mouth guard (in team colors)
  • Zoom! Whitening pens
  • Electric toothbrush
  • A gift certificate for professional Zoom! teeth whitening

Another idea is to offer to pay for (or a portion of) a dental procedure your loved one has been putting off due to lack of funds or dental insurance.


Smile friendly Easter candy

March 28, 2012

Easter Bunny listen up!

Candies to avoid completely:

  • Hard candies like suckers, jaw breakers and Jolly Ranchers because they are in the mouth longer, exposing teeth to sugar over a longer period of time, which leads to decay.
  • Chewy candies such as jelly beans, fruit chews and gummy bears. They can weaken or pull out sealants and fillings.

Dentist approved treats:

  • Sugar-free gum
  • Chocolate bunnies (plain chocolate won’t stick to teeth like other candies)
  • Sugar-free candy
  • Toothbrushes (cartoon characters and bright colors or an electric toothbrush)
  • Stickers or temporary tattoos
  • Coloring books/crayons
  • Comic books/magazines
  • Lip balm

Tips to eliminate cavities:

  • Eat just a couple pieces a day
  • Brush and floss after eating candy

Stocking suffers and other holiday gift ideas

December 21, 2011

Here are some gift ideas that are not only fun, but will help protect the smile of a friend or family member:

  • Travel size dental floss, mouth rinses, toothpastes, toothbrush and toothbrush holder
  • Sugar-free gum
  • New toothbrushes (cartoon characters and bright colors are popular for children)
  • Timer (for timing brushing)
  • Tooth fairy pillow/box
  • Whitening strips
  • Electric toothbrush
  • A gift certificate for professional teeth whitening

Do you have any other ideas?