Everybody likes to see their Mother smile. This is particularly true on Mother’s Day when we all try hard to please her.
And seeing your mom grin in pleasure is an excellent reward for a great Mother’s Day gift.
But what if your mother doesn’t feel great about her smile? What if her dental health isn’t perfect?
At EK Dental Surgery, we suggest you do something slightly untraditional this Mother’s Day.
Instead of giving your Mom more perfume, why not surprise her with a dental gift – the gift of smiles and dental health?
Of course, to help you pick the perfect dental gift, EK Dental Surgery has a few suggestions.
Read on to give your mother the gift of dental health this Mother’s Day!
#1 The electric toothbrush – the home cleaning appliance for teeth!
Electric toothbrushes are great for cleaning teeth and gums, supporting oral health, and making sure you brush as long as is recommended.
Electric toothbrushes have vibrating/rotating heads that dislodge plaque and sluice it away.
Most electric toothbrushes include timers to make sure that you reach a two-minute brushing session.
Most timers vibrate every 30 seconds to indicate when it is time to move to a new section of your teeth.
Electric toothbrushes are particularly suitable for Moms who have arthritis or have manual dexterity issues.
#2 Water flosser
Research demonstrates the benefits of using a water flosser (sometimes called an oral irrigator or Waterpik).
Water flossers increase gum health and reduce gingivitis by removing bacteria and plaque from between teeth.
Water flossers reach areas between teeth and under the gum line where a toothbrush or floss may not reach.
The pulsing water flow is gentle on the gums and less likely to cause bleeding in sensitive gums. Water flossers are also great for people with limited dexterity or mobility.
If your Mom is one of those Moms who don’t like flossing, the water flosser is a great Mother’s Day gift.
#3 New toothbrushes without the hassle!
Did you know that your Mom (and you!) should be swapping out old toothbrushes for new ones every three months or so?
Most people don’t remember to get around to doing this, and it’s one of the easiest ways to help your oral hygiene at home.
Give your mother the gift of a new toothbrush (electric or manual toothbrush heads) just as Mom’s old one is wearing out.
And you can get them shipped directly to your Mom’s door!
One option for this is GoodMouth, a company that will not only send replacement toothbrushes to your Mom but will also give dental products to people in need.
Give the gift of oral health to your Mom and do a good deed at the same time!
#4 Whiten her smile!
Busy moms may want a brighter and whiter smile, but carving out time to fit whitening into a jam-packed schedule can seem impossible.
A few prescheduled whitening sessions will make your Mom feel pampered, and this is the type of treatment she might want but wouldn’t get for herself.
Whitening sessions in a dentist’s office provide the most immediate and even results.
At-home kits can be useful, but risks include gum sensitivity and uneven whitening, and they can take much longer to produce results.
The whitening technology used in a dentist’s office is safe, comfortable, and thorough. Only dentists have access to professional-strength whitening products.
#5 Strange dental floss collection
If you’re at wit’s end, consider a dental floss gift-basket. Floss comes in unusual flavours including cupcake and bubble gum!
If neither of those seems a good choice, you might consider dill pickle floss; bacon; breakfast floss that tastes like waffles, bacon, and coffee; absinthe; or; ranch dressing flavoured floss.
The range of flavours is fantastic!
#6 Dental Travel Kit
Does your Mom travel a lot, or spend a lot of time commuting? Time away from home can lead to unexpected dental issues.
Help your Mom deal with these surprises with a homemade travel dental kit.
Take a reusable, waterproof bag; add mouthwash, travel-sized toothpaste and a travel toothbrush, floss, sugarfree gum and a dental mirror. Other contents depend on specific needs.
- Disposable Gloves. These should be nitrile rather than latex gloves to avoid allergic reactions.
- Oral Analgesic Gel.
- Cotton. Stock up on cotton in all its forms: balls, pads, swabs, and other absorbent options.
- Temporary Fillings.
- Hydrogen Peroxide. This can sanitise pretty much anything. Dilute Hydrogen Peroxide with water to avoid further irritation of an injury.
Reasons to Smile at EK Dental Surgery!
EK Dental Surgery has a wide array of preventative and cosmetic dental procedures for kids, seniors, and everyone in between!
We are dedicated dentists and staff working to provide the best care possible. At EK Dental Surgery we can help you achieve tip-top dental health and a movie-star smile!
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We are located at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.