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Happier smiles come with healthy habits and regular attention. Now that Christmas is here and we are busily handling all the things we need to take care of, we invite you to consider the following stocking stuffer ideas to help your family’s smiles thrive.

Our Pearl Smile Dental team in Fort Worth, Texas, recommends the following tooth-friendly stocking stuffers:

— No one can have enough toothbrushes in their oral care kit. In fact, for effectiveness, it is best to replace toothbrushes every 3-4 months as the bristles become worn. When it comes to gift-giving, an electric toothbrush is a powerful cleaner for healthy smiles. It is ideal for people who don’t often meet the recommended time of brushing by the ADA, which is two minutes, twice a day. Electric toothbrushes make this habit easy to do while being gentle on gums and tooth enamel. Children, teens, and even adults will love their electric toothbrush.

— People of all ages get a kick out of travel-sized products because they don’t take up much space, they are light and easy to carry. Their convenience allows them to be taken to work, school, on road trips and vacations. So, this holiday season, be sure to stuff your family’s stockings with pocket-sized toothbrushes, toothpaste, and flossing essentials.

— Let’s face it, people love to try new things. This festive season, load up on different flavors of toothpaste for your kids and teens. Even your spouse may enjoy a new taste sensation! Who says oral health care is boring?  Fun flavors that can tickle your loved one’s taste buds include cupcake, Oreo, pickle, bacon, watermelon, or vanilla toothpaste. You might even want to try your own!

— A fun and easy to use product that has been around awhile is Colgate Wisps. This is a mini-toothbrush that is disposable after one use. You don’t even need toothpaste or water to use it. This makes cleaning your teeth simple when you are away from home. Go ahead and tuck a pack of these into your loved one’s stocking so they can have a clean, fresh smile on the go.

Our dentist, Dr. Youssef Saad and our team wish you a healthy, happy holiday season. If you have any questions or concerns about you or a family members’ smile, you can call us at 817-921-3400 today. We are always happy to help!