3 Healthy Holiday Stocking Stuffers
Dental care is especially important during the holidays when sweet treats are everywhere. Here are some tooth-friendly stocking stuffer ideas straight from the North Pole.
• Beam Brush electric toothbrush and app. Yes, there really is an app for everything. Beam Brush syncs with an app to help the user track his or her brushing habits. It has a brushing timer and offers brushing goals. The app also can create reports so families can check up on each other!
• Colgate Wisp: This is a new product by Colgate that might appeal to your tweens or teens. The Wisp is a foil-wrapped portable toothbrush that promises to clean your teeth and freshen your breath on the go. The size of a lipstick, the Wisp can fit in a backpack or a jeans pocket. The brush head is filled with a liquid-filled bead of breath freshener – spearmint, peppermint or cinnamon.
• Sugar Free Gum: Everyone loves gum – a perfect stocking stuffer. But make sure it’s sugar free. Sugar creates acids in the mouth that attack tooth enamel and cause cavities. For active children, sugar-free gum is a great way to reduce acid levels if they don’t have access to a toothbrush during the day. Better yet, give them gum with xylitol, an artificial sweetener that helps reduce cavities.
It can be hard for parents to regulate a child’s oral health, but with subtle encouragements you can guide your child in the right direction!