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Smile-Friendly Gift Ideas for Kids

December 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — chicagopedoortho @ 5:49 pm
Happy girl using electric toothbrush

When you go shopping for gifts for your kids, you probably want to buy something that is practical. At the same time, you want to choose something that your kids will enjoy. In many cases, items that support oral health fit both of those criteria. They are fun and useful! What are some specific items that you can buy for your young ones? Here are a few helpful ideas:

A New Toothbrush

A new toothbrush is always exciting for kids, especially if the brush has some fun or cool features. For example, you might find one that features their favorite superhero or TV character. You could also consider purchasing an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are often more effective at cleaning away plaque than manual ones, and some have a timer that can help your child get into the habit of brushing their teeth for the correct amount of time. A nice new toothbrush might even make your child look forward to brushing their teeth.

Tasty Oral Hygiene Products

Some kids tend to get bored with run-of-the-mill minty toothpaste. If that is true of your young one, consider buying a toothpaste with a fun flavor, like strawberry or cinnamon. Just be sure that it contains fluoride and has the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Approval.

You could also think about buying flavored floss or some fun mouthwash. Again, just make sure the items are age appropriate and approved by the ADA.

Healthy Snacks

Kids love sugary snacks which, sadly, can contribute to tooth decay. You can encourage healthy eating habits by giving your child a snack box with some oral health-friendly options, such as:

  • Sugar-free chewing gum
  • Sugar-free candy
  • Nuts
  • Cheese sticks

A Book about Oral Hygiene

There are a number of books that have fun illustrations and stories that highlight the importance of oral hygiene. They can provide a lighthearted way for your little one to learn how important it is to take care of their smile.

The gift of a healthy smile is something that your child could enjoy for the rest of their life! Use the above ideas to support your little one’s health and happiness.

Meet the Practice

Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is home to a large team of dentists and specialists, all of whom are passionate about helping young people to enjoy sound oral health. If you would like our personalized advice on how to support your child’s smile, we would be happy to consult with you. Contact our office at 312-766-0995.

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