Gift Ideas That Keep Kids Smiling

Gift Ideas That Keep Kids Smiling
By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry

In a world of new technological inventions there is a multitude of toys, learning tools, and gadgets to give your kids this holiday season. While your eye is searching for that unique gift, why not think about their smiles? There are dental options that are fun, unique, and maintain healthy oral care routines.

You can find toothbrushes that spin on their own and play music, tasty fluoride toothpastes, and visually stimulating dental tools that make oral hygiene an exciting event. Although they may not be recommended for everyone, here are a few stocking stuffer suggestions you may want to think about.

Tooth Tunes plays two-minute sound bytes of kids favorite songs, like “Wake Up” by Hilary Duff or “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical – the music gets louder as your kid brushes harder. This toothbrush is available at

Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Flossers are designed for little hands; contain fluoride-coated floss with yummy fruit flavors and the handles glow in the dark. You can find them at

Found at most drugstores is Colgate’s Sparkly Toothpaste that little girls love. This star-studded toothpaste has a cavity protection formula and fluoride. Dr. Fresh Firefly MouthSwoosh Fluoride Rinse, pink bubblegum-flavor, has a special cap that blinks for 30 seconds — the recommended time for effective swishing.

Also available online, Mashable shares with you their top 7 dental gadgets for kids ranging from timers to tunes.

“Tis the season”… so think about gifts that keep on giving. Keep your children’s smiles bright throughout the year. Happy Holidays!