The older you get, the more difficult it can be to find the right Father’s Day gift. While handmade gifts and finger-painted art may have done the trick when you were a kid, you may be looking for something a little more grown-up this year.
A grownup Father’s Day gift doesn’t have to be stuffy, boring, or predictable. In fact, it can be surprising, affordable, and practical! What does that mean? At West Ryde Dental, we’re suggesting you get your Dad the gift of oral health!
Here are some great Father’s Day gifts that all have a dental theme!
Electric toothbrush – Why not upgrade your Dad’s old-school toothbrush to a cool new technological model? Electric toothbrushes are great teeth-cleaning devices, come with all kind of features, and are cutting-edge to boot! Electric toothbrushes remove plaque better than regular manual toothbrushes and are an excellent choice for dads who may have mobility or flexibility issues with their hands.
Electric toothbrushes come with impressive features, like built-in timers that ensure you brush for long enough, or built-in music to accompany brushing. Some electric toothbrushes even break brushing time down into 30-second intervals to ensure your Dad brushes each section of his mouth for the recommended time!
Toothbrush sanitizers are bacteria-killing tools perfect for anybody. And since most toothbrushes are kept in bathrooms, which are literally coated in bacteria, buying your Dad a sanitizer is a great way to protect his oral health.
If you are looking for something thoughtful and inexpensive, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to personalise some store-bought goods into a gift dad is sure to use and enjoy. Consider putting together a “dental health basket” stuffed with the dental supplies and tools your dad finds useful.
You can also get creative and support your Dad’s dental health by making a DIY mouthwash dispenser. The options are endless, as a quick look on the internet will show. Mouthwash holders can be created from jars, drink bottles, or anything that can hold liquid. Or, give dad a mouthwash flask for the road.
A water flosser: Water flossers are great tools that make flossing more convenient and enjoyable. They are thin, wand-like tools that spray water between teeth and onto the gums. All your Dad needs to do is guide the flosser through his smile so it can reach between his teeth. If your Dad isn’t a fan of flossing, this is a ‘must-get’ Father’s Day gift!
A gleaming smile for Father’s Day
Teeth can become stained and discoloured for countless reasons – some foods, medications, trauma, and aging can cause teeth to be dull and lose their whiteness. As your Dad ages, this could happen to him. If it does, give him the gift of a more attractive smile!
West Ryde Dental offers whitening options!
Take home whitening involves us taking impressions of Dad’s teeth, so we are able to construct custom-made trays for him. At home, he merely applies the whitening gel to the trays every day for a couple of weeks (depending on the severity of his discolouration), and his teeth will gradually lighten.
In chair (Phillips Zoom! Whitening) is great for busy Dads, who wish to have instantly white teeth. ZOOM! Phillips Whitening lightens and brightens the colour of the teeth using hydrogen peroxide gel and an ultraviolet lamp.
Zoom in-chair whitening is safe and effective, clinically proven to whiten dull smiles up to eight shades! On the other hand, the teeth whitening procedure cannot be used to whiten dentures, veneers, crowns and bridges or any other tooth restoration materials your Dad may have.
Mouthguards – the perfect gift for the athletic dad!
Wouldn’t it be great to calm your mother’s worries while helping your dad have fun? Well, there’s a piece of dental equipment that can help you accomplish both of those goals if your father is athletic. It’s the customised dental mouthguard, which can help athletic fathers avoid:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Fractured crowns or bridgework
- Root damage to the teeth
- Lip and cheek injuries
- Fractured jaws
The Australian Dental Association recommends customised mouthguards for any person who is playing contact sports such as boxing or rugby, in which sustaining injury is always possible. If your Dad has expensive dental restorations or appliances, wearing a mouthguard is even more crucial.
The West Ryde Dental Clinic Advantage
At West Ryde Dental Clinic, our treatments and service are 100% personalised to you and your needs. Our dentists are highly motivated and accredited practitioners with graduate degrees from the University of Sydney.
Alongside our dentists, the supporting staff at West Ryde Dental Clinic are tremendously dedicated and experienced to ensure that each visit with us is as pleasant as possible.
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