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Smile-Friendly Gift Ideas for Kids

December 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — villagepediatric @ 9:01 pm
Happy child holding toothbrush and tooth model

When you go shopping for gifts for your child, whether it is for a special occasion or just because, you likely want to buy something practical. At the same time, you want to pick something that your little one will enjoy. Often, items that support oral health check both of those boxes — they are useful and fun! What are a few specific items that you might choose to buy for your child? Here are some smile-friendly gift ideas:

A New Toothbrush

A new toothbrush is always a reason for excitement among kids, especially if the brush has some fancy or fun features. For example, you might find one that is decorated to honor their favorite superhero, TV character, or sports team.

Another option is to purchase an electric toothbrush for your child. Not only are these tools very effective at clearing away plaque, but they are also fun to use! There are lots of electric toothbrush options on the market, from affordable models to premium high-end choices that may be great for responsible teenagers.

Tasty Oral Hygiene Products

Understandably, some kids get bored with basic minty toothpaste. If that is true of your child, consider buying a toothpaste that features a fun flavor, such as cinnamon or strawberry. Whatever product you choose, just be sure that it contains fluoride and has a Seal of Approval from the American Dental Association (ADA).

You might also think about purchasing some flavored floss or fun mouthwash. Again, just double-check to make sure that the items are appropriate for your child’s age and approved by the ADA.

Healthy Snacks

Kids tend to gravitate toward sugary snacks, which, unfortunately, can lead to tooth decay. You might try to encourage good eating habits by giving your child an assortment of healthy snack options. Here are a few possibilities:

  • Sugar-free chewing gum
  • Sugar-free candy
  • Nuts
  • Cheese sticks
  • Apples (For extra deliciousness, add a sugar-free caramel sauce!)

A Book about Oral Hygiene

There are a number of books that contain fun illustrations and stories that teach the importance of oral hygiene. They can provide an engaging and lighthearted way for your small child to learn why they should take care of their smile.

Smile-friendly gifts can help your child establish the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Put them on your shopping list for the next time you want to buy something nice for your young one!

Meet the Practice

Village Pediatric Dentistry features a team of dental experts who are eager to help young people enjoy sound oral health. Whether you are looking for personalized tips on how to care for growing smiles, or your child needs treatment to get their oral health back on track, we are eager to serve. To learn more about us and how we may be able to assist you and your family, contact our Cumming, GA, office at 678-456-5572.

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