Make Your Holiday Gifting All About Dental Hygiene

woman brushing teeth inside bathroom

We all love the holiday season, don’t we? It’s the best time of the year to share with your family and the people you care about. Holiday gifting is a significant tradition as well, something we all dearly look forward to. It’s exciting to choose a gift for a person and watch their face as they unwrap the present. That joy can’t be put into words.

At the same time, all the food and drinks at the parties may not fit really well with your dental health. Christmas and Halloween candies for example have a lot of sugar in them. And no one wants to welcome the new year with swollen gums or cavities.

Oral health is important, and what better way to show your family that you care about them than by gifting them something that improves their dental health. Here is our list of the best gift ideas that’ll help you make the smile of your loved ones brighter than ever.

Electric Toothbrush

black electric toothbrush

Not many people will agree, but most of us are brushing wrong. With a manual toothbrush, it’s difficult to decide how much pressure to apply. Keep a light hand and you won’t remove the plaque, brush too hard and you might hurt the gums.

Electric toothbrushes make the job effortless. They offer more effective cleaning and don’t damage your gums. Additionally, they also come with in-build timers, different vibration settings and multiple brush heads to suit your needs in the best possible way.

And while most are aware of this, we rarely buy an electric toothbrush for ourselves. Mainly because it seems relatively more expensive than a normal toothbrush. This is enough reason for you to buy an Electric toothbrush for your loved ones, helping them develop healthy dental habits and maintain optimum oral health.

If you wish to put a cherry on the cake, you can gift a toothbrush protector along with the toothbrush. Such as the BrushGuard toothbrush protectors, that come in some amazing design and colorful characters, guaranteed to make the gift even more special.

Dental Travel-Kit

We all know that family member who’s constantly traveling. And from personal experience, we also know how messy it can be to carry a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash and all the other oral health supplies.

And therefore, a dental travel kit can come out to be a big relief. Not only does it help them maintain their dental routine on the go, but it’s also affordable as a gift.

So if you’re on a budget, gifting a travel kit with dental goodies is a brilliant idea.

Water Flosser

woman using a water flosser

As we know, it’s difficult to develop the habit of flossing every day. And people are ready to give a thousand reasons as to why they don’t floss.

A water flosser can make them change their minds. A water flosser uses a stream of water to clean areas of the teeth where a toothbrush fails to reach. It can be particularly beneficial for kids who aren’t comfortable with flossing techniques, and people with braces who avoid flossing because it can be painful.

A water flosser will make your loved ones enjoy flossing, making it a perfect gift for the holiday season.

Fancy Toothpaste

A fancy toothpaste might not be the perfect gift for everyone, but for someone who appreciates small things, it can be the best gift.

Get a toothpaste that has a unique flavour or comes in fancy packaging, wraps it in fancy gift paper, and there you have a perfect gift. Also, if you’re budget conscious you hit two birds with a single stone, just like that.

Dental Visit

dentist doing a dental check up

If you know someone in your family whose dental checkup is long overdue, ask them to visit the dentist and this time you pick up the tab. Yes, this can be slightly expensive and it’s important to know what the person's insurance covers but isn’t this the best way of showing someone how much you care?

That’s not the only way to gift a dental checkup. Nowadays, you can find gift vouchers for restaurants, messages and even dental checkups.

You never know, a dental appointment could save the person from something much more severe in the future.

Whitening Treatments

We all know a beautiful smile can be a big confidence booster. Gift your loved ones a teeth whitening treatment so they can welcome the new year with a big smile.

There are two ways to go about this. You can either buy whitening strips from the store and place them in a box and cover it with a nice gift paper. If you’re unsure about that, then a regular dental whitening treatment might be the way to go.

Depending on your budget, you can choose the option that fits you best.

Sugar-free Gums

Gifts are meant to be pleasant, and we know this might be slightly unconventional but sometimes the best way you can care for someone is by pointing out something that’s not right with them.

We all come across people who have a bad breath, but in most cases, we tolerate it because we know we’re not going to meet the person again and it’s not worth spoiling the conversation. But when it’s a family member you know you have to make frequent meetings, and not just that but that person has to meet with others as well.

Gifting gum can be a subtle way of saying they need to look after their dental hygiene. And although the conversation might be awkward, they’ll surely thank you in the future.

This holiday, you can make a difference. Lead your loved ones on the journey of dental health and be the reason for their bright smile.