Stocking Stuffers your best dentist in Prescott Recommends!
It’s officially December and the countdown to Christmas and Hanukkah has begun! It’s tempting to get your kids some of the sugariest treats for small gifts and stocking stuffers, but the doctors at Prescott Dentistry hope you balance out any unhealthy snacks with tooth friendly treats and gifts! Your kids’ teeth and your dentist will both thank you! The following is a short list of some of the best teeth-friendly gifts you can buy for your kids.. other than a trip to see the best dentist in Prescott, Prescott Dentistry, of course!
For the Athlete: The Sports Mouthguard
Every sports-obsessed kid will love anything to do with their favorite game! Help protect your son or daughter’s teeth from dangerous sports-related mouth injuries with a custom-fit sports mouthguard! There are off the shelf options that can be boiled in water and molded into place, but the most effective option is a custom-fit mouthguard created by your dentist. Seventy percent of kids don’t wear mouthguards during their basketball, soccer or baseball games and practices–that needs to change! Excite your child with fun colored and designed mouthguards to match their school or team colors!
For the Snacker: Xylitol-Sweetened Gum
Not all sweets have to be awful for your teeth! Chewing sugar free gum post-meal both stimulates healthy saliva creation and can dislodge food particles from your teeth and gums. Not only that, studies have suggested that regular exposure to Xylitol aids in the prevention of tooth decay.
For the Jokester: Funny Flavored Toothpaste and Floss
To go along with the whoopee cushion and other silly gifts, buy them some funny flavored toothpaste or floss. These are teeth-friendly for obvious reasons but put a fun spin on your dental routine with flavors like cupcake, pickle or ice cream!
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