It’s that time of year when Santa is getting ready to slip into his red velvet suit, grab his reindeer, and head down the chimney to load up your living room with presents. As one of the most fun parts of the holiday season, stockings are exciting for everyone involved. And although you can fill your family’s stockings with sweet treats and cheap trinkets, why not make this year different and take a healthier route? Let’s look at three oral health friendly stocking stuffers you may want to try.

An Electric Toothbrush

Yes, you can give your family members a more affordable toothbrush, but it won’t be nearly as exciting as an electric one. Electric toothbrushes can sometimes make the brushing experience easier for patients who either hate brushing or are too little to handle the task on their own. Plus, the vibrations from an electric or battery operated toothbrush can massage gums and stimulate blood flow throughout the mouth.

Yummy Toothpaste

The holidays are all about trying new things, right? And spoiling the people, you love with things they usually wouldn’t buy themselves. Consider putting yummy, unique flavored toothpaste in your loved one’s stockings this year. Just make sure that they are approved by The American Dental Association.

Chewing Gum

Who doesn’t love having a new pack of chewing gum? As a cheap way to fill your family members stockings, try sticking some sugar-free, ADA approved gum into their stocking. Gum helps to speed up your mouth’s natural production of saliva which shields your teeth from harmful germs and bacteria.

Add one or all of these things to your family members stockings this year. To learn more about oral health and care, contact Dr. Nazila Bidabadi at Soft Touch Dentistry today!

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