XmasColgate1When the stockings are hung by the chimney with care this year, why not fill them with treats and trinkets that will help your loved ones care for their teeth?

Here are some ideas to get you started, but feel free to use your creativity:


  • A new toothbrush featuring characters such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants or Transformers
  • A brightly colored toothbrush case for use on sleepovers or vacation
  • Flavored fluoride toothpaste, such as Colgate Kids 2-in-1 watermelon-flavoredColgateWatermelon1toothpaste, and flavored dental floss
  • Packets of no-sugar added dried fruit; nuts covered with dark chocolate; baggies of homemade granola mix or chewy fruit leather made with 100 percent fruit
  • Sugar-free gum with Xylitol, which has been shown to help prevent tooth decay
  • A sports mouthguard in a fun color or design
  • A travel-size dental hygiene kit for an older child’s locker; include floss, travel size toothpaste and toothbrush, mouthwash, breath mints or gum.
  • Wax and floss threaders or orthodontic floss for children with braces

At Plymouth Dentistry, we feel there is no better way to show your loved ones you care than filling their Christmas stockings with treats that encourage good oral health. It’s also a great way to begin the New Year—with a healthy mouth—once all the holiday goodies have been enjoyed