Father’s Day is just around the bend September 1st, and it’s a great time to ensure Dad’s teeth are in optimal condition!
We know that Dads are expected to be “tough guys,” but no matter how tough your Dad is, he is still susceptible to tooth decay and other oral health issues!
In fact, men are more likely to develop serious dental problems. Oral and throat cancer rates are far higher among men, as are gum disease rates.
This may be the result of the fact that only 2/3 of men brush their teeth twice a day, and men are less likely to change toothbrushes as often as they should! Dads may be busy—but they still need to keep proper dental hygiene to avoid serious dental problems.
That’s why Father’s Day is an excellent opportunity for you to give your Dad a gift that will improve his oral and overall health. At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim, we’re happy to provide you with a list of potential Father’s Day gifts for oral hygiene!
The electric toothbrush – The power tool for teeth!
Electric toothbrushes are great tools for cleaning teeth and gums, maintaining oral health, and brushing as long as is recommended. And, if you think about them right, they are actually power tools!
Electric toothbrushes have moving heads that loosen plaque and wash it away. Most electric toothbrushes have built-in timers to ensure that you keep to the recommended two-minute brushing session. Many timers vibrate every 30 seconds to alert you to move to a new section of your mouth.
Electric toothbrushes are particularly suitable for Dads who suffer from arthritis or have manual dexterity issues.
Water Flosser: If your Dad isn’t keen on flossing a water flosser is a great gift. It uses water pressure to remove plaque and tartar buildup between teeth. Water flossers clear plaque and tartar from the smallest pits and grooves and from around dental restorations.
Travelling dental kit
This is the perfect gift for a father who camps, fishes, or hunts. You can buy this ready-made, or create your own. A good travelling dental kit should contain:
- Toothpaste: Place toothpaste tubes in a sealed container or plastic bag.
- Toothbrushes. Include extra toothbrushes just in case you need them.
- Floss and mouthwash. Your dad should floss twice a day and use mouthwash as directed.
- Individual items. Include any specific things your father might need or want, like denture-cleaning fluid, floss-threaders, or a mouthguard.
- Comfort Dental Centre Buderim’s phone number: Have our phone number readily accessible for unexpected situations.
Give the gift of a stunning smile
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, and they’re great for older Dads. As Dads age, their teeth are more likely to become yellowed or stained, and the gift of a whiter smile might be just the thing in such cases!
At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim, we perform chair-side bleaching and administer home kit whitening.
In-office whitening is done at our clinic. The procedure is quick and desirable results are achieved almost instantaneously.
Professional home teeth whitening kits are simple to use and cost-effective. You do need to pay attention to your dentist’s instructions, but these kits are great for folks who want to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home.
Current Promotion of lifetime teeth whitening – $259 (trays and medicament) and top-up whitening syringe FREE if you visit for a check-up and clean every 6 to 7 months.
Protect your ‘sporty’ Dad with a mouthguard
Mouthguards are a protective device worn over the teeth during a sports activity. They are rubber-like and fit in the mouth, encasing your Dad’s teeth and gums to cushion the impact of a blow.
There are two main kinds of mouthguards
Over-the-counter mouthguards are stocky and do not offer as much comfort and protection as a custom-fitted mouthguard. They are plastic and fall out easily
Custom-fitted mouthguards are fabricated to your Dad’s size by your Comfort Dental Centre dentist. They fit perfectly in your Dad’s mouth and allow natural breathing and speaking.
Don’t let the risks of oral damage spoil your Dad’s fun. At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim your Dad doesn’t have to choose between keeping his teeth secure and having fun; he can have both!
Comfort Dental Centre Cares
Comfort Dental Centre Buderim provides expert care for healthy, beautiful smiles. When you leave our office not only will you be happy with the treatment you received, but also how well you were treated.
We serve patients from Buderim and surrounding areas with top-notch dentistry. Our dental practice in Buderim provides the highest quality of dental care, in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, with a commitment to excellent customer service.
Call (07) 5370 8865 or visit us at T204B, 32 Wises Road in Buderim.