May 12th, Mother’s Day, is when we recognise the wonderful Moms and other women who raised us by, among other things, giving them Mother’s Day gifts.
In recognition of this special day, Precision Dental is doing our part to help you thank your Mom with a great gift.
And that can be difficult because Mom is usually the one giving things to us, sometimes it’s difficult to know what she needs, and sometimes Moms are too shy to tell us what they want.
This Mother’s Day, avoid the ‘traditional’ predictable gifts we give mothers – chocolates, flowers, cards – and give her something thoughtful, helpful, and practical.
This Mother’s Day, give your mother a gift that improves her oral health, or upgrades her smile, making her want to flash it more often!
Here are a few gift suggestions from Precision Dental.
#1 The electric toothbrush – the ultimate cleaning tool!
Most Moms love taking care of things and taking care of them right. So why not give her the ultimate teeth-cleaning tool?
Electric toothbrushes are great tools for cleaning teeth and gums, maintaining or improving oral health, and letting users know how long they should brush.
Electric toothbrushes have pulsating/oscillating/rotating/ brush heads that dislodge bacteria and food debris and wash it away.
Most feature built-in timers to ensure you spend two minutes brushing your teeth, and timers that vibrate every 30 seconds to tell you to move to a new quarter of your mouth.
Electric toothbrushes are particularly suitable for Moms with arthritis or fine motor-control issues.
#2 Water flosser
The water flosser is another technological miracle. Sometimes called a water pick, a flosser is an oral irrigator.
It shoots a narrow stream of pressurised water between your teeth or at the gum line to remove food particles and plaque on or between your teeth.
This is a great gift for a Mom who doesn’t like to floss or has physical problems with the process of flossing.
Does your Mom snore or have trouble staying asleep? Consider oral appliances as gifts.
Also called a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) or Jaw Advancing Device (JAD), these oral appliances are custom-made by dentists using a plastic-like mould to form to the specific shape of the patient’s teeth and mouth.
They can stop snoring, and help fight sleep apnoea at the same time!
Similarly, if your Mom is athletic, a custom-made mouthguard can keep her from injury in pursuits like rock-climbing, and any contact or high-speed sport.
#4 Eco-friendly toothbrush
Is your Mom concerned about the environment? If so, consider gifting a bamboo toothbrush.
The bristles are softer; less likely to damage enamel or gums, and the charcoal in them fights bad breath.
As a bonus, bamboo naturally fights microbes, meaning your Mom doesn’t have to worry about bacteria. The brushes come in biodegradable packages, and one 4-pack of brushes will last an entire year!
#5 New toothbrushes with no hassle!
Some of us don’t know that a toothbrush needs to be replaced four times a year, and most of us don’t get around to doing it.
So, why not give the gift of a new toothbrush (manual or electric) delivered to your Mom’s door when it’s time to replace the old one?
One option for this is GoodMouth, a company that not only sends replacement toothbrushes to your Mom but also donates dental supplies to people who otherwise would not have them.
#6 Brighten your Mom’s smile for Mother’s Day
Does your Mom have discoloured teeth? Stained teeth? Discolouration and staining can be the result of many things, including tobacco use, coffee and wine drinking, and natural aging.
At Precision Dental, we can restore the whiteness of your Mom’s teeth in as little as one visit.
In-office teeth whitening can be performed in as short as one hour, using a peroxide-based gel activated by a specialized curing light to get desirable results in an instant.
Results of In-office teeth whitening treatment are immediate. In comparison, at-home tooth whitening kits may require wearing a mouth guard filled with a bleaching agent for 45 minutes at a time for up to two weeks.
Compared to other tooth whitening options, Precision Dental whitening treatments are a quicker, more effective, and more convenient way to whiten teeth.
Take-home whitening allows your Mom to do the procedure at the comfort of her own home using custom-made dental trays and bleaching gel. Take-home whitening takes up to 2 weeks to get desirable results.
If you are planning to book an appointment for your Mom, call us on (07) 3852 1160 or visit us at S13, HQ South Tower, 520 Wickham St in Fortitude Valley.