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This holiday season, you can give yourself and the people you love the gift of a healthy smile. While tooth decay affects 60-90% of teenagers and adults (WHO), and tooth decay is the most common disease among children in the U.S. (AGD), the good news is that these conditions are all preventable.

Dr. David Jones and Dr. Priyanka Dutt and our team at Roanoke Dental Care want to wish our patients in Roanoke, Virginia, a healthy, happy, holiday season, by sharing the following gift-giving tips to fill those stockings:

Toothbrushes: Stock up on soft-bristled toothbrushes that are gentle on the gum line and tooth enamel. Kids sizes come in all kinds of themes to entice them to brush their chompers.

Toothpaste: Kids will do well with fluoride toothpaste to fortify enamel. Fun toothpaste for your child’s smile come in all kinds of fun flavors: strawberry, watermelon, cinnamon, bubblegum, citrus, berry and even chocolate anti-cavity fluoride toothpaste.

Dental Floss: Waxed or unwaxed? Flavored or unflavored? If floss doesn’t appeal to your child, maybe try interdental cleaners like picks or sticks to remove plaque between teeth.

Sugar-Free Gum: Freshen breath and stimulate healthy saliva production which bathes teeth and gums and washes away bacteria.

Whitening Strips: These can help refresh and brighten your teen’s smile.

Water Flosser/Oral Irrigator: If your child just isn’t flossing, consider investing in a water flosser.

Electric Toothbrush: If you are worried that your child or teen isn’t brushing properly, electric toothbrushes can provide ease of mind for you and effectively cleaner teeth for them.

Dr. David Jones and Dr. Priyanka Dutt and our team in Roanoke, Virginia, are pleased to be on your team helping you and your loved ones have excellent oral health throughout the year. Call 540-685-0105 today to schedule a visit!