Christmas is around the corner and you may know someone who is making new years resolutions to maintain a more healthy smile. What better time to get them a gift that encourages their love of dental care?

Here are some gift ideas for those you know who love taking care of their teeth:

Electric toothbrushes

This is often an item that many people would like to own, but haven't found the space within their budgets to purchase for themselves. Some electric toothbrushes can range from $50 to $150. They are great for those who need some help remembering to brush for the full two minutes, as many of them have timer settings. They are also great for kids! It can help make brushing your teeth more fun. 

Water Picks / Water Flossers

 For those struggling with gum disease, water flossers are a great option to help make sure that your mouth stays fresh and clean. Getting in between the teeth with regular floss can be painful. This is often a great option! 

A Trip to The Dentist

If you know someone who hasn't been to the dentist in a while, they may be in need of a dental cleaning. We have multiple options, and would love to work with you on payments to get your loved one the care they need. Call today to schedule an appointment. 

Water Purifier

You may be wondering what water has to do with dental care. It plays a big role. Adequate water consumption throughout the day is important in keeping the mouth clean by helping saliva rinse out food particles left behind.

When one brushes his or her teeth, water s added to the toothbrush and is often used to rinse to toothpaste out after brushing.

Some areas of the U.S. has poor-quality water, leaving residents reluctant to use it for teeth brushing and drinking. When the water tastes bad and/or has potentially dangerous chemicals and debris, people aren’t likely to drink enough, if any, water the mouth and body need on a daily basis.

Water purifiers filters out may potential germs and chemicals, making the water safer and better tasting, which will encourage more water consumption.

Dental Health Vitamins

Brushing, flossing and regular dentist office visits are all important for good dental health, but a healthy diet along with specialized vitamins and minerals for teeth and gum health are also needed. There are vitamins specifically designed for oral health that contain the probiotic S. salivarius M18 that reduces the cavity causing film that builds up on teeth from the buildup of plaque. The same vitamin also eliminates the bacteria in the gums. The same germs and plaque build-up that cause bad breath are also attacked by these same probiotics.

Bamboo Toothbrush

You may have heard of bamboo blankets, pillows and sheets, but bamboo toothbrushes? Yep. Bamboo toothbrushes are 100% recyclable and biodegradable, making them good for the environment. The bristles are made of nylon instead of BPA plastic, making them safer for both the body and the environment making this the perfect gift for the eco concious friend or family member. 

Taking care of one’s teeth and gums is an important routine that many of us fail to religiously do. We would benefit a lot by observing and supporting those we know who love and are passionate in maintaining great dental health.

With Christmas around the corner, there are various dental care gifts you can give to those who take oral hygiene seriously (and maybe pick something for your own dental care routine).

This holiday season, we would do well to adopt better dental hygiene routines such as making regular dental appointments with the dentist.

If it has been a while since you last saw our dentist for a dental exam and check-up, contact us today at Madison Smile Solutions to set up an appointment.