With the shopping days until Christmas coming to a close, don’t forget a little something to put in the stockings of your favorite people. For healthy smiles, make sure they have what they need to care for their teeth.

Here are a few suggestions.

Electric Toothbrush

If you are trying to encourage a little one to brush, an electric toothbrush can make daily hygiene a little more fun. For older adults, an electric toothbrush can make their daily oral routine more effective.


Less than half of Americans floss their teeth daily, according to a survey by the American Dental Association. Many people do not like using dental floss. Flossers can make this easier since they have short handles.

Gum With Xylitol

Sugar-free gum with xylitol can be chewed after a meal to reduce your risk of plaque buildup and tooth decay. This isn’t a substitute for brushing and flossing, but it can help you keep your smile and your fresh breath.

Also, remember to visit us for regular dental cleanings and exams. Call 253-999-9419 or schedule online to visit Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry in Puyallup, WA.