With the arrival of the holiday season, you’re no doubt searching for the perfect gifts for all those important people in your life.  While big ticket items like jewelry and electronics are always bound to make a splash, small gifts can have a deep meaning as well.  If you’re looking for a few stocking stuffers that will show your family and friends how much you care about them, why not give them some gifts to help them take care of their oral health?  At ZDental, we know it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums no matter what time of year it is, so here are a few suggestions for some stocking stuffers that will help your loved ones maintain a healthy mouth this holiday season and for many years to come.

New Toothbrush

Brushing your teeth twice every day is one of the biggest things anyone can do to improve the health of their teeth and gums.  Of course, if you’re not changing your toothbrush regularly, your brushing routine may not be as effective as you’d like.  The American Dental Association recommends getting a new toothbrush every 3 months, or when the bristles on your old toothbrush become frayed.  The people on your holiday gift list might need a little reminder that it’s time to get rid of their old toothbrush, so a new one in their stocking may be just what they needed.  With a new toothbrush, your loved ones’ smiles will be looking extra bright in this year’s holiday photos!


In addition to brushing twice daily, flossing is another crucial part of your oral care routine.  Flossing gets in between the teeth to remove food particles that can cause tooth decay, and it’s also a great way to prevent the gum disease known as gingivitis.  Unfortunately, only about one-third of Americans report flossing every day, and about the same amount say they never floss.  If you want to give your family and friends the tools they need to get healthy teeth and gums, a supply of floss will give them the opportunity to develop a healthy new habit.

Travel Size Toothpaste

Anyone who travels regularly knows that it’s a hassle to bring certain toiletries with you on a plane.  TSA will not allow any liquids on a plane in quantities bigger than 3 ounces, and that includes toothpaste.  Because most commercial toothpastes come in packages larger than that, a smaller tube of toothpaste is a must for those who travel often.  Try picking up some travel-size toothpaste tubes for the people in your life so they’ll be able to take good care of their teeth and gums even when they’re on the road!

With proper care and a thorough daily routine of brushing and flossing, anyone can improve their oral health.  If you want to show your loved ones that you care about their oral health, these stocking stuffers will do just that.  At ZDental, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and we hope you’ll choose us the next time you’re looking for dental care in Trenton including Bucks County and the Philadelphia area.