Dental Stocking Stuffers: Part Two

Tooth Trinkets:

  • For kids, you can find tooth charms for bracelets if your child had a cavity-free day at the office. If you know a child who will be losing a tooth soon, you can find tooth holders that glow in the dark and small tins that will contain the tooth until it is ready for the Tooth Fairy’s pick-up time.
  • There are also many teeth-related children’s books that we recommend. Some are great tools to help parents teach their kids why having healthy teeth and gums is more than just about making them shiny and white. If you would like book titles, check out our Facebook page or subscribe to our blog to find out more.
  • Tooth-shaped cookie cutters.
  • Teethers for babies.
  • Over-the-counter whitening strips.
  • For the tech-savvy friend or family member, check out the numerous dental game apps online. We were surprised how many games there are where you get to play the dentist and fix teeth.

Giving Back:

If you are finished with your holiday shopping or don’t believe in stuffing stockings, you can still use our ideas to give back to those in need.

  • Call some of your local retirement homes. Ask if any of the residents would benefit from care packages. Some residents do not have family or friends in the area, so receiving a small gift or letter of kindness is appreciated. We have given toothbrushes to assisted living homes because not everyone has the ability to replace a toothbrush every three months as recommended.
  • Do you have friends or family members in the military? If you don’t know someone personally, you can ask around. I know soldiers enjoy receiving care packages as well.
  • Local food banks like White Center Food Bank or distribution centers like WestSide Baby can always use donations to help struggling families.

And while not a stocking stuffer, I love to mention the Play-Doh Doctor Drill ‘N Fill for the child in your life who is interested in dentistry. My wife bought this for me as a joke while I was in dental school, and now our kids play with it.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from our family to yours!