Best oral health gifts

The 2020 Treat Yourself Guide to a New Smile: The Holiday Edition

Tis the season to rush about, checking off all of the presents you need to buy for loved ones this holiday season. But have you even considered buying a present for one of the most important people in your life—yourself?

2020 has been hard for so many different reasons. Why not end the year by treating yourself this Christmas? This holiday season, give yourself the gift of a whiter, straighter smile. Not only will you find a renewed confidence in life, but it also leads to the gift that keeps on giving: good dental health.

For 2020, our favorite dental gifts at Kirkpatrick Dental Care are:

  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • A smarter toothbrush
  • GLO Whitening in Knoxville, TN
  • Sports mouthguard
  • Water flossers

Don’t skimp on yourself or your loved ones this year when it comes to giving the gift of a brand new smile. You’ll be setting yourself up for a more confident smile for years to come!

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentists can do so much more than perform regular checkups and cleanings. They can also help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. This is through cosmetic dentistry; a way to enhance smiles through the use of dentistry. 

Cosmetic dentistry comes in different types. Some of the most popular are:

  • Veneers 
  • Crowns
  • Whitening
  • Implants

Cosmetic dentistry is perfect for people who need more than a checkup or cleaning. It can help with cracked, broken, or stained teeth that many people find embarrassing. In this way, cosmetic dentistry can help them be more confident in their smile and therefore more confident in themselves.

The procedures themselves don’t have to be complicated or painful. You can talk to Dr. Belter today to learn more about your options for a brand new smile this Christmas season!

A Smarter Toothbrush

A better toothbrush can make all the difference for the health of your teeth and gums. If you’re looking for a way to treat yourself this Christmas, why not invest in a better and smarter toothbrush?

We love the Genius X rechargeable toothbrush from Oral-B. Its artificial intelligence has received training from thousands of people in order to recognize your brushing style. It acts as your own personal tooth brushing coach to give you the best clean with every brush!

GLO Teeth Whitening in Knoxville, TN

At Kirkpatrick Dental Care, we’re proud to offer GLO Science Pro as our preferred teeth whitening solution. Short for guided light optics, this system utilizes light and heat to accelerate the whitening properties of their hydrogen peroxide formula. 

One of the best aspects of GLO teeth whitening is that it provides a whiter smile in nearly half the time of other whitening systems. All it takes is eight sessions lasting between 16 to 32 minutes. What’s even better is that you’ll achieve a whiter smile sooner under the care of our trained and knowledgeable staff.

How Does Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening systems use peroxide to break down stains and make them weaker, allowing you to have whiter teeth. Concentrations of peroxide can vary depending on the type of whitening you choose. At-home whitening systems will contain less peroxide with somewhere between 3 and 20%. In-office systems will contain more with between 15 and 43%.

In-Office Whitening

Both types of whitening will lead to a noticeably brighter smile. However, in-office whitening is the way to go if you want the brightest smile possible. Not only do they contain a higher concentration of peroxide, but your dentist can also utilize heat, light, or a combination of the two in order to intensify and speed up the process.

A potential downside to in-office whitening is that it will require multiple dental office visits. On the positive side, these visits will only last somewhere between 30 minutes to one hour, making them very manageable for your busy schedule. On top of that, you get the benefit of your whitening process being overseen by a trained dental professional.

Sports Mouthguards

Athletes can be at the highest risk of damaging their teeth. Whether they’re an aspiring pro or a weekend warrior, you want to make sure that they’re doing everything they can to protect their oral health. With that in mind, a sports mouthguard can be the perfect gift for the athlete in your life.

A sports mouthguard can be the perfect gift for the athlete in your life, but no ordinary mouthguard will do. You could buy the type that you boil to get the best fit, but these don’t offer nearly as much protection as custom mouthguards.

Think of sports mouthguards as helmets for your teeth. They help protect wearers’ gums from cuts, bruises, and fractus. They act as a cushion not only from outside impact, but from the internal impact of teeth crashing into each other, as well. Sports mouthguards are a simple gift that will provide tons of protection for your loved one’s mouth.

Water Flossers

Do you have someone in your life who can’t seem to floss on a regular basis? If so, then a water flosser may be the perfect solution. Many people find it difficult to floss on a regular basis, and this can eventually lead to gum disease if not addressed as soon as possible, such as gum disease

Water flossers are more expensive than regular floss, which is what makes them such perfect gifts. However, the price is well worth it. Multiple studies have shown that water flossers reduce more plaque than regular floss, as well as reduce instances of bleeding gums and gingivitis. If you’re not sure which water flosser is the best one to purchase, talk to one of our team members today!

Give yourself the gift of a new smile this holiday season with one of our gift ideas. Schedule your appointment today and let us give you comfortable dental care all year long!

Kirkpatrick Dental Care is here to help with all your dental care needs. Give us a call today at (865) 588-5749 or you can schedule an appointment online.

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