It’s that time of the year! The weather is cooling down, the lights are going up on the house, and the glow of the season is coming alive within all of us. There is so much to be excited about this holiday season, and so much to be grateful for.
Dental health is one of those things.
It can be easy to forget about the state for your mouth while you enjoy the once-a-year holiday feasts and hosts of holiday candy. Our Star Dental Group Riverside team wants you to enjoy these things, because you truly deserve them – but we also want to make sure you aren’t putting your dental health on the backburner.
Here’s an idea. Why not fill your family members’ stockings with dental-friendly gifts? It can be a fun way to give something useful to the one you love while serving as that little reminder not to take health for granted.
Need some dental-friendly gifts or stocking stuffer ideas? Here are some to get you started! To reach out to a top Riverside dentist, look no further than Star Dental!
Not all snacks are bad for your teeth. There’s actually a lot of great treats that you and your kids can enjoy without leaving yourself at risk for cavities. Chocolates, for one, are preferable to other sugary candies. Bonus points if you can find dark chocolate that’s been sweetened with xylitol instead of real sugar.
Don’t forget to brush your teeth after eating it!
Fancy Toothbrush Case
When you travel, it is always awkward trying to find a clean place to store your toothbrush. You don’t want to just put it down anywhere, as the bristles can get dirty. So, what better way to stay clean than with a bright and fun toothbrush case?
This can be one of the best dental-friendly gifts for the kids as well, so they’ll have something to show off at their next sleepover. You can even invest in custom patterns or additional features – like a cleaning cloth – that will help your kids maintain oral hygiene while also giving them a neat and fun way to pack up their goods.
Character Dental Products
If your child really loves a certain cartoon character, odds are there’s a toothbrush with that character on it. Next time you are at the store, browse the toothbrush selections to see if there is anything that jumps out at you. Colgate has several toothbrushes that feature characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.
Cute Toothpaste Dispenser
It’s time to do away with the annoying toothpaste tubes that are hard to roll up when the tube is almost empty. Plus, if you’re having a hard time enticing your child to brush their teeth every day, it might be time to get more creative. You can invest in cute animal-shaped toothpaste dispensers to stuff a stocking with. Not only does it reduce the amount of toothpaste wasted, but it automatically makes brushing the teeth a fun activity for your kids.
Books and Toys
Everyone wants something to play with, right? Dental-friendly gifts are no different. Stockings are the perfect place to put smaller toys and gag gifts that will definitely keep the young ones entertained for a while. And if they love reading, you can gift them a dental-related children’s book so they can learn about oral hygiene in a way that speaks directly to them.
And like that, your dental-friendly gifts shopping is complete!
Don’t Forget Your Oral Health This Holiday Season!
After you’ve exchanged gifts with your loved ones and watched your kids receive their great gifts from the stocking, don’t forget to schedule a regular checkup with our Star Dental Group Riverside team. During the holiday season, you might consume more sugar than you normally would, so it’s important to keep tabs on your health. To make an appointment for you or your child, contact us online or give us a call at (951) 680-1777 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and have a very happy holiday season!