Coming up with great gift ideas for the holiday season is not always easy…especially when trying to find something for those friends and family who already have EVERYTHING. Why not consider something that will “brighten” their smile? Here at our dental office, we have a few gift items that are always big hits with our patients.
Electric Tooth Brushes – These make brushing more fun while also being more effective at removing plaque and debris from the teeth and gums. Studies have shown that most people brush more effectively with an electric toothbrush than with a manual one. For people with sensitive teeth, there are specially designed brush heads with softer bristles, and for those with braces, there are orthodontic heads designed to brush around brackets. Our favorite electric toothbrush at Cheek Dental is the Oral B iO (and we often get good deals from the manufacturer around the holidays that we pass along to our patients!)
Take Home Tooth Whitening – Everyone loves a whiter smile! In just 10-14 days natural teeth can get several shades lighter with a professional strength whitening kit! In our office we carry both the Opalescence GO kit (which is easy, inexpensive, and can be picked up and taken home immediately) and the Opalesence custom tray set. Custom trays, made by taking an impression of the teeth, are designed to fit with precision and comfort. Both methods give excellent, long-lasting results.
In-office Tooth Whitening – This is the ultimate tooth whitening “spa” experience! When teeth are whitened by a professional in the dental office, the process typically takes only one hour instead of several days, giving immediate gratification! And during that hour here at Cheek Dental, the gift recipient can relax in the dental chair while wearing headphones and listening to music or wearing our Cinemizer glasses and experiencing the feeling of watching an IMAX movie. Once the teeth are whitened, maintaining that bright smile is simple. With our in-office professional whitening experience, the recipient is given custom trays to use for a quick at home touch-up when needed.
We hope that one of these great dental gift ideas will help you check one name off your holiday shopping list and give the recipient a more beautiful smile!