As the holidays rapidly approach, parents are busy searching for entertaining gifts that offer an educational angle. While few associate the dentist with fun, there are a number of modern gifts designed to captivate little minds, while stressing the importance of dental hygiene. Here are a few dental-themed holiday gifts you should consider for your child.
- The Tooth Book: This entertaining book teaches kids the importance of good dental hygiene, using colorful, animated art and fun, straightforward advice. It also includes fascinating snippets of history and lore, along with some gentle insight into what kids can expect when they find themselves in the dentist’s chair.
- Toysmith Twinkle Toof Tooth: This adorable plastic tooth has a special compartment designed to keep baby teeth safe. It also glows in the dark, making it much easier for the tooth fairy to locate a tooth, no matter how many toys are scattered on the floor.
- Play-Doh Doctor Drill ‘n Fill: This educational toy shows kids what it’s like to be on the other side of the dental chair. Using a variety of dental tools, children are able to clean and pull teeth, just like their local dentists.
- Waterpik Water Flosser for Kids: Designed for kids between the ages of 6 and 12, this cute water flosser is perfect for little ones who have braces or aversions to flossing. The playfully decorated unit includes a Classic Jet Tip for general cleaning, an Orthodontic Tip for braces, easy fingertip controls and a special cover to keep it safe and clean.
- Smile Tooth 2 Minute Sand Timer: It’s not always easy to get kids to brush as thoroughly as they should. With this fun little gadget, you can add a playful element to your child’s brushing routine that will challenge them to complete a 2-minute brushing “mission.”
- Alma’s Designs Dentist Kit: This adorable kit allows your child to perform home dental treatments for stuffed animals, the dog and the entire family. Inside the bag, your kids will find a plush syringe, pick and probe mirror, along with dental floss, a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash and rinse cup.
- Lanlan 15Pcs/set Doctor Series Pretend Play Set Children Simulation Dental Clinic Medical Kit: This comprehensive eco-friendly, non-toxic play kit takes pretend time even further with a complete dental suitcase with numerous dental clinic medical tools, including scissors, a denture model, tweezers and injector.
- PlayGo Monkey Dentist Clay Dough: This fun, interactive toy includes a charming cartoon-style gorilla, which hasn’t done a great job keeping his teeth clean. Let your child come to the rescue by cleaning clay plaque from his chompers and extracting those teeth that are too far gone to save.
- Kids Alligator Educational Plush & Toothbrush: This plush stuffed animal turns brushing into child’s play. In addition to helping young kids learn great oral health habits, it also includes health activities, brushing charts and educational games.