No matter how you celebrate, there’s no denying that ‘tis the season of holiday parties, family feasts, and gifts galore — especially when you have kids. But figuring out what presents to get isn’t always easy. Let our pediatric dental office in Long Island help with some fun, dental-inspired gift ideas that are sure to not only make kids happy, but keep smiles happy too.
Perfect as a stocking stuffer or smaller gift, a new toothbrush isn’t only practical, it can be fun too. Browse the internet or the aisle of your local supermarket for something different — either a cool color, one with glitter, or that’s shaped like a popular cartoon character. There are tons of options available, just make sure the bristles are soft and that the head is appropriately sized for your child’s age.
Now that there’s a brand new toothbrush to use for a few months, pair it with an equally fun toothbrush holder. Just like brushes, there are thousands of designs just for kids. Find one that ensures the toothbrush is stored upright and away from others.
Kids (and adults!) should brush their teeth for a minimum of two minutes. But sometimes it’s hard to know when two minutes is up, especially if you’re not sure how to tell time yet! Help out your little one by getting a timer, setting it to two minutes, and allowing them to brush until it dings.
Not all toothpastes need to have the traditional minty fresh taste. Surprise your child with something a little different. You can choose from flavors like cupcake, bubble gum, pickle, and even bacon.
Don’t forget, the best gift you can give your child’s smile is regular visits to a pediatric dentist in Long Island. Dental cleanings at least every six months help keep little one’s teeth clear of harmful bacteria and allow for early detection and easy treatment of cavities.
If your child is in need of a dentist, give our Long Island pediatric dental office a call to schedule an appointment today.
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