We know kids don’t always like to brush. The process for them is a chore, much like eating their vegetables. This is why we recommend some dental-related gifts for children this Christmas. These gifts make great stocking stuffers and motivate our young ones to brush.
A New Toothbrush
For a child, a new toothbrush is like getting a package of tube socks. However, children’s toothbrushes come in endless varieties. Consider Marvel-themed toothbrushes or Disney-themed toothbrushes; boys and girls like both kinds. Some of these are battery-operated and vibrate, making brushing more fun, and perhaps more like mom’s or dad’s toothbrush.
Instead of the traditional mint-flavored toothpaste, consider toothpaste with child-friendly flavors. Some of these include fruity, cupcake, and even bacon-flavored paste. Whatever flavor or brand you choose, be sure it has the ADA seal of approval.
Dental Books & Toys
Our oral surgeons recommend picture books that teach children about dental hygiene. Just go to Amazon and enter keywords like “dental books for kids.” Most are suitable for children at a first to second-grade reading level. Some of these also make great bedtime stories right after they brush. There are also a wide variety of toys which include dental playsets or teddy bears with smiling teeth that kids can clean with a giant brush, and competitive board games like Crocodile Dentist.
Dental-Related Gifts Motivate Brushing in Lynnwood
Even with the busy holidays, squeeze in time for a visit to Mukilteo Dental Arts. Our family dentists and endodontists work with adults and kids alike. We stress the importance of proper dental hygiene; don’t let inconvenience be an excuse. Contact us today!
Dental-Related Gifts this Holiday for Kids and Adults in Lynnwood
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