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P.S. Dental Gifts Can Be Cool for the Holidays.

P.S. Dental Gifts Can Be Cool for the Holidays.

Electric Toothbrush Raise your hand if you’re team electric- we sure are! These tools are so popular right now, and for good reason. With built-in timers and sonic vibrations, electric toothbrushes are specially designed to keep smiles shining, even after bi-annual cleanings. We carry Oral- B IO brushes in the office, and they make for the best gift!


Travel Oral Care Set Whether it’s for work or leisure, we all have that friend who is constantly on the move. Give them a gift that’s suited for their jet-setting lifestyle! Put together a custom kit with a travel-sized version of their favorite mouthwash, toothpaste, and toothbrush. Grab a pack of floss pickers, sugar free gum, and a travel bag in their favorite color, and you’ve got a super thoughtful yet easy gift.


Tongue Scraper Now, we know this one is a stretch, but hear us out – tongue scrapers are super important to overall oral hygiene. Our own Dr. Garcia is a huge advocate for them because “there is a lot of bacteria present on our tongues that cause a bad odor.” If your loved one is going on a ton of dates now that social events are back, they’ll probably appreciate this thoughtful gesture!


Whitening Everyone wants to shine during the holiday season, and what better way to let those pearly whites show than with a whitening treatment? If you want a brighter smile, schedule an appointment to start the impressions for your take home kit.


Water Flossers By now, you should know how important flossing is! Now that you have this habit down pat, it’s time to help out your friends and family members. Water flossers are a great addition to traditional flossing because they clean hard-to-reach areas, like molars, and are especially useful for people with permanent retainers. If your friend or family member is having a hard time remembering to floss twice a day, this is the gift for them.

Quality Toothpaste Let’s be honest, how many of us fell for the charcoal toothpaste trend that had the internet by storm? Turns out it’s actually not that great for everyday use. Instead, we recommend investing in an American Dental Association fluoride toothpaste. Smiles by Design team’s current favorite is Sensydone Whitening Toothpaste, and it makes a great stocking stuffer.


Now that you have a few ideas, it’s time to look into the new year for yourself. While all of these gifts make great options for those on your list, we’re also strong advocates for self-gifting… Let’s face it – you deserve a smile you’re proud of as well! While you finish crossing off all your purchases, consider booking an appointment. Happy Holidays from the Smiles by Design team!

Dr. John M. Garcia D.D.S. Dr. Garcia graduated from Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, DC in 1988. While there, he earned honors from the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics. He then studied at the highly acclaimed Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies. While there, he learned more highly detailed techniques for the whole masticatory system. Dr. Garcia also trained in the Dawson Philosophy of Occlusion and the Concept of Complete Dentistry, both of which he now follows. Dr. Garcia has been in private practice as a dentist since 1990, and he strives to keep up with the latest advances in the dental field so he can offer the most effective and advanced care to his patients. Dr. Garcia specializes in helping patients improve their smile through skilled dental care and the latest technological advances in the world of dentistry.

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