Top 5 Dental Gifts Ideas to Make Your Dad Smile this Father’s Day
Some dads already have every gadget they’ll need – and a lot they never will. Dad’s grilling collection may be complete, and you may already have given him a “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug.
This year, why not give your Dad a gift that will make him think of you every time he smiles? This year, consider the gift of dental health.
Supporting your Dad’s dental health can be critical. Did you know that men are less likely to receive dental treatment than women and they don’t brush as regularly?
And poor oral health has been linked to severe and chronic health issues, like dementia, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
It is essential that no one neglects dental care, and with Father’s Day almost upon us, now is the perfect time to give your Dad the lifesaving gift of oral health.
Smile Dental Studios Gosnells has some suggestions!
Electric toothbrush. Upgrade your Dad’s old-fashioned toothbrush to a cutting-edge model Electric toothbrushes remove plaque more effectively than regular toothbrushes and are a great choice for Dads with mobility or flexibility issues with their hands.
Electric toothbrushes include features, like built-in timers, built-in music to accompany brushing, and connections to various apps.
UV sanitiser. This hygiene tool keeps your Dad’s toothbrush protected from bacteria that might be lurking about the bathroom and trying to get into his mouth. The sanitiser is USB chargeable and can fit multiple toothbrush sizes.
Bluetooth toothbrush. The latest toothbrush technology is a Bluetooth toothbrush that allows the toothbrush to communicate with Android and iPhone phones, helping your Dad track his oral health.
Alternative Oral Hygiene Tools
When we think of oral hygiene, we might think of dental floss and a bright plastic brush, but there are other options for your Dad.
If your Dad has manual dexterity issues or doesn’t like floss, the Waterpik is a great alternative to dental floss, particularly with the accompaniment of interdental brushes.
The Waterpik uses pulses of water to clean between the teeth, and interdental brushes allow one-hand ‘flossing’.
Oral hygiene is a routine, but it shouldn’t be boring. Make your Dad a DIY toothbrush or mouthwash holder that reflects their personality.
Use materials from products they love, like bottles of their favourite drinks, or tins of their favourite foods.
The Busy Dad
Dads often have a lot to do, between family and work responsibilities. This can mean they are in the car a lot, far away from their toothbrush and toothpaste.
Make sure your Dad doesn’t neglect his oral health while freeway flying by giving him a travelling dental kit. This kit can also be convenient for Dads who camp.
You can get premade kits in your local pharmacy or online, or you can put together a DIY kit customised to your Dad’s particular condition.
Here’s what Smile Dental Studios Gosnells suggests including:
- Toothbrush and Floss. This is pretty obvious! Dad can brush twice and floss once, daily.
- The phone number to Smile Dental Studios Gosnells – we’re here to help with treatment and advice, even if Dad is on the road – (08) 6594 1531.
- Gauze. This is useful for dabbing things on, creating a barrier, and absorbing saliva or blood.
- Saline solution. Excellent for cleaning and rinsing.
- Dental wax. Useful for chipped teeth or to temporarily replace lost tooth fillings.
- Save-a-Tooth system. This product lengthens the time Dad has to get a knocked-out tooth to his dentist, for reimplantation. This could be useful for a sporty Dad as well.
- Topical pain reliever. An OTC products or clove oil.
- OTC pain medication. Be sure to follow the instructions and warnings on the label.
There are two good ‘green’ approaches in toothbrushes. First, a cutting-edge bioplastic toothbrush, and second a bamboo toothbrush.
A bioplastic toothbrush handle and packaging are partly constructed of bioplastic made from timber processing wood waste. The toothbrush biodegrades.
Bamboo toothbrushes are more traditional, and they contain charcoal, which can help fight bad breath.
Because bamboo is a naturally antimicrobial wood, a bamboo toothbrush fights bacteria growth.
Like the bioplastic toothbrush, the bamboo toothbrush is biodegradable. It is also vegan and cruelty-free, which is pretty green!
The Sporty Dad
If your Dad is an athlete or workout warrior, he may be putting his oral health at risk. Many sports come with the risk of contact and lost teeth.
You can protect your Dad by getting him a mouthguard. Your Dad will love this if he plays footy, skis, or engages in any contact sports.
Regardless of what sporting season, this is an affordable and thoughtful gift.
For maximum safety, be sure to get your Dad’s mouthguard from a dentist as it will be custom-made to protect his teeth and jaws, unlike much less effective OTC versions.
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