Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and if you’re a procrastinator, the panic is probably setting in. Not only does your mother deserve something special, but if you’re married with children, your wife deserves to feel cherished, as well. Maybe last year’s gift card didn’t go over so well, and you need something more thoughtful. If you’re struggling to come up with an idea, perhaps the best gift you could give is the gift of a beautiful and healthy smile!

Not only can complications such as gum disease increase your chances of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even cancer, having stains, chips, or crooked teeth can affect self-esteem. For the working mom who wants to feel beautiful and be healthy, these are the Mother’s Day gifts for her.

Gifts to Give Mom a (Healthy) Smile | Kuzma Advanced Dentistry

A Brand New Toothbrush

Everyone needs to brush their teeth so why not do it in style? An electric toothbrush can make it easier and even more fun to brush. Although there are several studies that argue the effectiveness of an electric toothbrush vs a traditional toothbrush, they can efficiently clean an area of the mouth quicker than traditional brushing due to the number of rotations. It’s also fun to hear them work. And for mothers who love their Fitbit or other health tracker, there are toothbrushes with similar functionality that allow them to track their brushing habits and success.

Waterpik or Water Flosser

Flossing is just as important as brushing, but not as easy. In fact, a large percentage of Americans don’t know how to floss their teeth. Regardless of whether mom is a decent flosser or not, a water flosser can make the act easier, and can, in some cases, be more effective than flossing. A water flosser uses a stream of water you can direct between your teeth and along your gum line to remove food debris and plaque. The Waterpik is one of the more well known brands, as it was given the ADA seal of approval in 2016.

Teeth Whitening Appointment

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures out there, and is both safe and effective. Stains are caused by several different factors. Foods such as coffee, tea, red wine, and even chocolate contain several staining agents that can become lodged in our enamel. Teeth whitening works by breaking down and removing staining agents with the help of chemicals such as peroxide.

Treatments such as Zoom! are applied in three waves of fifteen minute increments. Using a light catalyst to further break down stains present in the mouth, this method could improve a smile up to eight shades, making moms everywhere feel more confident in their smile.

Mom’s do a lot for us and our kids. Mother’s Day is a time to let them know how much we appreciate all their hard work. Schedule an appointment, and give the gift of oral care to someone you love.

If you would like to learn whether teeth whitening in Wilmington, NC is right for you, please call (910) 392-6060 or email Kuzma Advanced Dentistry.