The big night is coming up fast! Looking for something besides candy to fill your little one’s stocking? Why choose some fun items that help promote good dental health? To keep your child’s smile bright and healthy, you can choose a number of fun stocking stuffers. We will also look at the importance of preventive dentistry.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

There is a surprising amount of fun stocking stuffers out there to help your kids improve their dental hygiene and have fun at the same time. For example, you can often find a toiletry kit that contains a toothbrush, comb, cup, and other items emblazoned with their favorite cartoon characters. You may also pick up mini flosses that can be carried anywhere easily. You can also find fun toothpaste dispensing caps, floss dispensers, and animal-shaped toothbrush holders you can stick to the wall or mirror. These protect the brush heads and are fun for young children. We also recommend adding some sugar-free gum to the stocking. Kids enjoy a fun treat that doesn’t coat the teeth with sugar or boost the risk of tooth decay.

Talk to Your Kids About Preventive Dentistry

After receiving these items in their stockings, you have an excellent opportunity to talk to your kids about the importance of good oral hygiene and preventive dentistry. You explain the proper techniques for brushing and flossing, even brushing beside them so they can see how you do it and you can monitor them and assist when necessary. We also suggest scheduling routine checkups and cleanings. During these appointments, we can watch for the earliest indicators of dental health issues and offer immediate treatment. Regular visits also aid in instilling good dental habits and reducing dental anxiety in young children. For tips on maintaining healthy smiles or to schedule a routine exam, contact our office today.

About Your Dallas, TX Dentist:

Dallas TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. We strive to make sure our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).