What do you buy for the person who has everything? How about something they’ll use every day?
Dental gifts can make practical presents for kids and adults alike, and sometimes they’re even fun!
Help you family and friends to take care of their smiles with these five dental-themed gift ideas from Sydney Park Dental.
1. Bluetooth toothbrush
If you know someone who needs a little help or encouragement to brush their teeth, a Bluetooth-connected electric toothbrush could help to get their oral hygiene on track – especially if they’re a gadget lover!
These electric toothbrushes from leading manufacturers can connect to toothbrushing apps on Apple or Android smartphones, guiding them through the motions and making sure they brush for the recommended amount of time – two minutes, twice a day.
Electric toothbrushes that play music or sound effects can also make great gifts for kids, especially if they find an electric brush easier to use than a manual brush. Suitable for children aged 3 years and over.
2. Water flosser
It’s not just toothbrushes that have gone electric. Water flossers use jets to direct water onto teeth, helping to wash away leftover food and plaque from the cracks between teeth and other hard-to-reach areas.
Daily flossing is recommended for people of all ages, so if you know someone who says they don’t like the feel of floss, a water flosser could be the solution. Suitable for children aged 6 years and over.
3. Tooth pillow
Is the tooth fairy due to pay a visit? If your child is starting to lose their teeth, you can try to make the experience more fun and magical by giving them their own tooth pillow.
These cute and cuddly teeth can keep them company on the bed or hang on the door, with a special pocket where they can store any teeth that fall out. When they wake up in the morning after the tooth fairy calls, they might find their reward!
Tooth pillows are available from stores and from handicraft sellers online, or you can make your own if you’re handy with fabrics.
4. Dental toys
Children’s early experiences of the dentist can stay with them for life, so it’s important to help them develop positive associations. Fortunately, there are plenty of dental toys available that can do just that!
From Play-Doh to Playmobil, from tooth-based games to fancy dress, there’s no shortage of gift options for aspiring dentists.
5. Cosmetic treatments
Even if your family take great care of their teeth, you might have a partner, parent or friend who talks about wanting to improve their smile.
If your dentist offers cosmetic treatments, you can make an appointment and bring them along to discuss teeth whitening, anti-wrinkle injections and other treatments to help restore their smiles and take back the years.
Cosmetic treatments should always be carried out by a suitably qualified professional who will set realistic expectations, explain the possible risks involved and take steps to ensure a safe and effective treatment.
Talk to a dentist in Erskineville
Do you need to see a dentist? Get in touch with our friendly team at Sydney Park Dental to make an appointment at our Erskineville clinic at a time that suits your busy schedule.
Call us today on (02) 8084 7170 or book an appointment online.
Healthdirect. Dental care [Online] 2017 [Accessed November 2018] Available from: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dental-care