When we think of the Christmas holidays, a couple of things pop into mind.
Family, friends, fun, and celebration are near the top of the list.
But a major part of the season is giving gifts to those we care about most. This leads to the annual question: What gift should I give?
When it comes to choosing gifts, it is the thought that counts – that is to say, how much thought goes into the gift!
Unfortunately, our busy schedules often send us to the nearest gift store where we quickly grab the nearest knick-knack.
Sometimes we settle for clichés like ties, socks, or gag gifts. This year, why not break out of the mould and give the gift of dental hygiene to your loved ones?
At Prevent Dental Suite we believe that dental hygiene gifts are practical, thoughtful, and that rare gift that is sure to be used. Take a look at some of the cool suggestions we have for your holiday gift-buying list!
#1. Electric toothbrush. This may be the most practical and generally ‘giveable’ dental gift. And, you can be sure it will be used at least twice a day! Good electric toothbrushes go far beyond ordinary, manual versions. They offer high-level cleaning power that can be far more effective, they brighten teeth, and they improve your overall gum health.
Electric toothbrushes come in a range of styles and options, including some that that come with all the bells and whistles. Many provide a variety of brush-heads to choose from so you can customise your brush. They can also include built-in timers to help your loved ones brush long enough!
#2. A tooth timer. If you have friends or relatives who have difficulty brushing the correct amount of time, consider a pint-sized timer for the bathroom. Cleaning for two minutes can seem like a long time, and when we count in our heads we almost always go too fast. A timer can ensure that brushing is thorough.
#3. Tooth whitening. An unexpected gift, teeth whitening is the gift that gives all year and longer. Take-home whitening kits at Prevent Dental Suite are economical and quick. In-chair whitening is also available! Whiten your teeth up to eight shades with Zoom Whitening at your trusted Kallungur dentist.
The treatment only takes an hour, perfect for those with busy schedules. Zoom Whitening also offers a lasting solution as well as removal of stubborn stains.
#4. Travel dental kit. A dental travel kit can make a fantastic gift for those who travel for work or pleasure. These kits should include travel-size toothbrushes and toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, other useful oral hygiene tools. Look for a dental kit that is constructed of spill-proof material!
#5. Stocking stuffers
The stocking is a great place to put smaller oral hygiene gifts. Here are a few quick suggestions.
- Toothbrush holder. Get children excited about brushing – stuff their stocking with an animal-shaped toothbrush holder. For adults, consider their interests and either give a themed dedicated toothbrush holder or a mug that matches their interests.
- Standard dental floss can be a bit boring. Spice things up by giving floss with a less traditional flavour, like cupcake, bubblegum, ranch dressing, or bacon. There’s even floss for those who need whitening or soothing properties.
- Mistletoe mouth. Give your loved one a minty mouth with items like gum (look for one that has xylitol rather than sugar), lip balm, or sugar-free mints.
Gift yourself with optimal dental hygiene
The holiday season isn’t known for healthy eating. Sugary foods are everywhere you look. To get through with your dental health intact, Prevent Dental Suite recommends the following oral care tips:
Brush your teeth more regularly, including before breakfast. If you brush before breakfast, you get your teeth as clean as possible before they are exposed to sugar or acid.
Spit your toothpaste rather than rinsing your mouth with water. By doing this, the benefits of toothpaste remain long after the brushing.
Chew sugar-free gum instead of eating Christmas snacks. When you get the urge to eat something sweet or sticky, turn to sugar-free gum instead. It keeps your mouth busy in addition to encouraging saliva production. This helps to keep acid off your teeth.
Use a straw. Using a straw to drink allows you to enjoy holiday drinks while sparing your teeth the sugar.
High-quality Dental Care at Prevent Dental Suite
Prevent Dental Suites is comprised of dedicated dental professionals who provide gentle and patient-oriented care to offer the best-quality dental service from the moment patients enter into our office.
Dr Shilpa Gupta is the resident dentist at our Kallangur clinic and combines many years’ experience with personable service. To learn more about our fantastic team, go to our team page.
Parking is easy and free. Parking is located at the rear of the building – access via Storey Road.
Teeth Whitening Promotions
In Chair $399 (normally valued at $899)
Package (In Chair + Take Home) $599 (normally valued at $1200)
Call (07) 3886 2428 or visit us at 9/1376 Anzac Ave in Kallangur.