Holiday Gift Guide and Tips to maintain Oral Health over the Holiday Season
Have you started holiday gift shopping yet? If not, give your loved ones the gift of oral health to show how much you care about them! Keep reading to check out Eglinton Square Dental Centre’s holiday gift guide:
- Electric Toothbrushes
Electric toothbrushes make for a great gift for anyone! They’re more effective at removing plaque from teeth. Some of the toothbrushes even come with built-in timers. Electric toothbrushes benefit people with orthodontic appliances, such as braces, and those with lower mobility because it makes brushing easier. It’s also fun for kids and can help encourage the habit of regularly brushing twice a day.
- Water Flossers
Water Flossers are more gentle than traditional floss and are a great alternative. Water flossers are easier to use for those who wear braces as braces can often act as barriers to regular cleaning devices. Overall, water flossers can clean deep into our periodontal pockets, which can help remove plaque and food particles that traditional floss can’t.
- Pay for a family member’s dental visit
If one of your family members does not have dental benefits, you could make their holiday even better by gifting them a visit to the dentist! It makes for a thoughtful gift, given that they might be hesitant to spend on the appointment themselves.
Don’t forget yourself! Give yourself the gift of white teeth for the new year and schedule a teeth whitening appointment with us.
While you’re soaking in the joy of the holiday season with your loved ones, it is essential to watch out for your oral health during this season! Here are some valuable tips to help you maintain your oral health:
- Mind the sugary treats
It can be tempting to indulge in candies, chocolates, and sugary drinks but remember, frequent snacking on foods high in sugar can expose your teeth to acid formation in your mouth which can cause tooth decay.
- Be careful when eating nuts
Attempting to break a hard-shelled nut using your teeth can result in broken or cracked teeth. Be careful while consuming nuts and hard candy, especially over the holidays.
- Consider using a disposable toothbrush
While travelling, it can be helpful to use disposable toothbrushes instead of your regular one. A toothbrush should be stored in a clean and dry environment to avoid the growth of bacteria responsible for causing several oral health problems. Packing a wet toothbrush also encourages the growth of bacteria, so a disposable toothbrush might be a better choice for your holiday travels!
- Schedule a check-up
Schedule a check-up for the new year to ensure you’re heading into 2023 with good dental health.
Your teeth are never on holiday, so you should be kind and careful while enjoying your time. Don’t forget to keep up your oral health routine, keep these tips in mind and have a very happy holiday!