1. Philips Sonicare AirFloss
The Philips AirFloss Pro is a breakthrough product for interdental cleaning, gently and effectively improving oral health by offering a simple, easy way to clean in between your teeth. It works by producing a rapid burst of air and tiny water droplets, which can reach up to 45mph, to fill the area between teeth and force out the plaque bacteria. This rapid burst of air and water is directed using a nozzle guidance tip which ensures precise and targeted cleaning between teeth whilst the angled neck allows the user to access all areas of the mouth with no need to put their hands in their mouth and with no mess.
2. Oral-B TriZone 6500
The Oral-B TriZone 6500 with Wireless SmartGuide removes up to twice as much plaque with five brushing modes and triple action deep cleaning. The revolutionary technology combines the familiar brushing motion of a manual brush with the comprehensive power of advanced triple zone cleaning action. With its multi-dimensional cleaning action, TriZone provides an efficient and effective whole-mouth cleaning. It also comes with Bluetooth connectivity and its very own App, so that you can monitor and chart your brushing performance like never before.
3. Tooth Whitening Treatment
Very few people have brilliant, white teeth, and your teeth can become more discoloured as you get older. Your teeth can be stained on the surface by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant, in addition to smoking. ‘Calculus' or tartar can also affect the colour of your teeth.
Why not book a friend or family in with their dentist to receive a tooth whitening treatment. The dentist can perform the treatment safely and, unlike many other home whitening treatments, it will not harm gums or pit tooth enamel.
4. A good ol' fashioned hamper
This is especially good for children who have flown the nest. Their priorities at university may not be financially motivated, so a hamper is a great idea.
Sugar-free chewing gum or mints could replace sweets in lectures, and a mouthwash, toothpaste, interdental brushes or floss will help to develop and maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
5. Treats start with you
The above ideas will only have a benefit if teeth are cared for over Christmas. Brushing teeth last thing at night is absolutely crucial, none more so than through the festive period. Mince pies, Bucks Fizz and Christmas cake are delightful treats, but their sticky nature means they have the potential to cause oral health problems. Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste and any damage would be limited.