8 Dentist-Approved Holiday Gifts

Holiday GiftsOne day you’ll be one of those people who have all of their holiday gifts bought by December 1st… one day.

But until then, you’ll probably spend the week or two before Christmas or Hanukah scrambling to make sure you have something perfect for everyone on your list.

That can be a challenge when your loved ones are fortunate to already have everything they need.  But one thing that almost everyone needs is a healthier smile.  There may be a few among us who are the very poster children of excellent oral care, but most people could stand to improve the ways they take care of their teeth.

And with that in mind, we have a few suggestions for gifts that will help your friends and family do just that…

1.  Water Flosser

The truth is almost no one we know actually likes to floss – it’s a necessary evil we all endure because we want to have healthy, beautiful smiles for many years to come and flossing is absolutely critical in achieving that.  If you know someone who really can’t stand flossing (or hardly ever does it), consider gifting them a water flosser that uses high-pressured water to clean between the teeth.  There are models that range anywhere from $40 to $90 and many even come with multiple attachments; after all, the couple that flosses together stays together.

2.  Electric Toothbrush

Despite a lifetime of practicing, many people don’t brush their teeth properly.  Studies show that electric toothbrushes do a better job at cleaning teeth of plaque.  So while it might not be a super exciting present, it is one that shows that you care.

3.  Toothbrush Subscription

Toothbrushes are supposed to be switched out every 2 to 3 months, but who can remember when they bought their current toothbrush?  With a subscription service like Good Mouth or Quip, however, you don’t need to remember.  When you buy a subscription for someone, you can choose for them to automatically get a new toothbrush or electric toothbrush head every one, two or three months so your loved one never has to remember when it’s time to get a replacement.

4.  Tongue Scraper

In terms of keeping your tongue clean, brushing is good but scraping is better.  Using a tongue scraper every night can help improve breath, eliminate toxins and maintain dental health.  Plus, a good scraper (like Dr. Tung’s) makes the perfect stocking stuffer.

5.  Whitening Treatments

Who wouldn’t ask Santa for a more beautiful smile?  If you know that someone on your list wants one, consider getting them a gift certificate to One Mag Smile for a whitening treatment.  We have several types available, so give us a call (312.944.8880) to choose the one that best fits your budget.

6.  Toothbrush Sanitizer

The thing you clean your teeth with should be impeccably clean itself or you’re not doing much good.  If one of your loved ones is a stickler for hygiene and cleanliness, think about buying them a toothbrush sanitizer that uses UV light to sterilize their toothbrush.

7.  Fancy Toothpaste

Sure, the standard drugstore brands of toothpaste get the job done but gifts are all about buying someone something special that they might not buy for themselves.  A perfect example is a fancy toothpaste like Marvis, which you can buy on Amazon in unusual flavors like ginger mint and Jasmine Mint.

8.  Toothpaste Dispenser

Help someone you love make tooth brushing a little easier and more fun with a wall-mounted toothpaste dispenser that works with any standard tube of toothpaste.

We hope this list gave you some fun and useful ideas for gift giving. Remember, the ultimate gift is one that helps the ones you love to be their best, healthiest seves!

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