The next time you see the dentist, he will probably tell you whether you have been NAUGHTY or NICE when it comes to dental care over the holidays. Between all the candy canes and holiday feasts, it is hard to take care of your dental and general health. That’s why Santa may slip a healthy stocking stuffer in this year.
Here is a list of ideas for all of Santa’s little helpers out there. With these holiday gift ideas, you may get a jumpstart on a healthy 2021.
Did you know that Old Saint Nick leaves oranges and nuts in children’s stockings in many parts of the world? Oranges are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, thiamine, folate, and potassium, and are an excellent source of vitamin C. Your immune system will thank you. Nuts are good sources of fat, fiber, and protein. Most fats in nuts are monounsaturated fat, as well as omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fat. However, they do contain some saturated fat. Nuts also pack many vitamins and minerals, including magnesium and vitamin E. Plus, they are so delicious, nobody will complain.
Electric toothbrushes are great. Many come with genius built-in tools like timers, unique brush modes, and even real-time feedback to help you make the most out of every brushing session. And ultimately, it’s much less painful and cost-effective to prevent a problem than to treat one. The best part, your teeth simply feel cleaner and smoother. And who doesn’t love the feeling? All major brands, including Oral B and Phillips Sonicare, have a multitude of options at various price points. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.
You know when the dentist asks you, “Have you been flossing regularly?” and you say yes, but really you didn’t? Well, here is your solution: The Water Pick. These devices practically do the flossing for you. Water flossers eliminate the hassle of string floss, meaning you might do it more often.
Trendy Water Bottles
Drinking enough water is hard, but it is vital overall and oral health. Buy a reusable water bottle. There are popular brands such as HydroFlask that anyone on your list would love. Then there are smart water bottles that track hydration levels with a sensor and smartphone app. For the low-tech folks on your list, buy a water bottle that highlights how much water has been consumed.
Yes, we admit it… floss is a little boring, but it fits into any stocking – and we are a dentist’s office afterall. Pick a minty flavor for a hint of candy cane while you floss, or pick a fun, unusual taste like berry or bubblegum. There are even floss promising whitening properties.
In 2020, all of us could use some self-care. The stress has been taking a toll on many, and our teeth have not gone unaffected. From a gift certificate for a massage to books on meditation and mindfulness, from a rich and luscious lotion to cozy slippers and blankets, give the gift of self-care.
Fitbit & Co
Fitbit and other devices exist to help you live a healthier life by tracking your fitness goals. They are small, look great, and best of all, they keep you accountable.
A Cool New Set of Facemasks
This is something nobody had on their Christmas list in 2019, but in 2020 a cool new set of face coverings is an entirely reasonable stocking stuffer. There are so many options available from fun holiday-themed prints to specialized athletic masks for running or exercising. You can even make your own for affordable gifts, with fabric from the crafts store and many functional patterns available online.
To A Healthier, Happier 2021
This has been a year, unlike any other. Many of us are stuck at home, worried about loved ones’ health, and coping with so many uncertainties. Enjoy the holidays filled with smiles, and we wish you a healthy and happy year ahead.
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