The holiday season is upon us! While you’re sorting out what you want to give and get, consider adding some high-quality dental care items to both lists. Why? These are items you may not ordinarily invest in yourself, and the gift of good oral hygiene is virtually priceless. Below, we’ve listed 5 awesome oral care gifts you’ll want to give and receive this holiday season. Cheers!
1. A New Toothbrush
A new toothbrush is a staple in many Christmas stockings. This year, why not go a little more luxe? The Phillips Sonicare DiamonClean toothbrush has been rated the top electric toothbrush by many consumers and dentists alike. The kit comes with 2 DiamondClean brush heads, a charging glass and charging travel case, 2 hygienic brush head caps, a USB cable and USB wall plug, and the brush itself. At $199.99 the price is a little steep, but you’ll reap the benefits with ultra-healthy teeth.
Philips Sonicate DiamondClean, $199.99, available at Bed Bath and Beyond.
If you’d prefer a manual toothbrush, check out the Oral-B Pro-Heath brush. The extra-long Power Tip bristles help get into those nooks and crannies, and indicator bristles fade in color to let you know when it’s time to replace the brush. Plus, at $3.99 a pop, you can afford to give one to everyone you know.
Oral-B Pro-Health Soft Bristles Large Head Toothbrush, $3.99, available at Drugstore.com
2. A New Tube of Toothpaste
Why not give a fresh tube of whitening toothpaste along with that new brush? We love Toms of Maine Simply White Toothpaste for its short list of natural ingredients that whiten without the use of bleach. So, even those with sensitive teeth can reap the benefits of this formula. Plus, it’s the only natural whitening toothpaste to get the ADA seal of approval — and it gets ours as well!
Toms of Maine Simply White Toothpaste, $4.99, available at Tomsofmainestore.com
3. Toothbrush holder
Forget keeping your toothbrush in an old cup or one of those dinky plastic holders. Instead, go a little luxe with this stylish black marble toothbrush holder. It’s hefty enough not to get pushed around and stylish enough to make even your most haute guests envious. At $9.99, this little bit of luxury won’t even break the bank.
Threshold Toothbrush Holder in Black Marble, $9.99, available at Target.com
4. Whitening Strips
At-home whitening kits have improved by leaps and bounds. Gone are the slimy, slippery films and paints that seemed to do nothing more than drain your wallet. Crest has been at the top of the whitening strips game for years, and their 3D White Luxe Supreme Flexfit strips are easy to use and super effective. Just be sure to consult your dentist before use to make sure your teeth aren’t too sensitive for a whitening procedure, and you should be good to go.
Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips Teeth Whitening Kit, $64.99, available at Pharmapacks.com
Rounding out our list is a humble bottle of mouthwash. Small bottles are another great stocking stuffer, but since it’s the holidays, it might also be nice to spring on a giant bottle that will last for several months. We’ve written about the benefits of this simple rinse before, and we like Listerine Total Care for its ability to kill germs that cause bad breath and cavities, restores enamel, and freshens breath. Not bad, huh?
LISTERINE Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, $8.19, available at Drugstore.com.
While we hope everyone gets some brand new oral care supplies this holiday season, even one of these items in your pantry would be a great start to a new year of clean teeth. Are you hoping to receive a new electronic toothbrush, whitening strips, or other dental gift? Let us know your wishlist in the comments!