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Determining the perfect gift to bring to a holiday gift exchange can be a tricky task. After all, no one wants to be responsible for bringing the gift that no one seemed to want at the party. Strive for greatness this year by bringing the gift that everyone swaps for when his or her turn approaches.

After all, what is better than a gift that keeps giving all year long by offering the gift of healthy teeth and gums?

These 7 tooth-inspired holiday gift exchange ideas are sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering.

An Electric Toothbrush

Anyone who has been using a manual toothbrush for ages will surely appreciate upgrading to an electric toothbrush. Using advanced technology, electric toothbrushes can remove plaque faster and more efficiently than is possible by brushing with a manual toothbrush.

A Year-Supply of Toothbrushes

Many dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush every three months. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you also replace your toothbrush as soon as the bristles begin to fray and every time you are sick.

Don’t settle for gifting just any manual toothbrush. This set of four toothbrushes, marked with three months each, are made from sustainable bamboo. We love the idea that each brush is tagged with three months, so you always know when it’s time to discard and upgrade to a new brush.

A Travel Kit

A travel dental hygiene kit can make a fantastic gift. Put together the ultimate travel kit to keep their teeth healthy and strong throughout all their travels.

Don’t forget to include items like:

  • A compact mirror to check for left-behind food
  • A pop-up folding cup for rinsing
  • A mini-toothbrush for on-the-go cleaning
  • Mini toothpaste
  • Travel-sized floss
  • Mini mouthwash
  • Lip balm

Add in a few other essentials including a hairbrush, a mini deodorant, and any other mini-favorites to make the focus less on oral hygiene. Pack all of the travel kit items into a lightweight nylon pouch for easy, on-the-go convenience.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit

Give the gift of a white Christmas regardless of your geographical location. Consider giving the gift of an at-home teeth whitening kit. Teeth whitening is a great way to eliminate severe staining and tooth discoloration. Ask your dentist which whitening kit they recommend for a professional touch.

A Professional Whitening Treatment

Brighten up anyone’s smile with an in-office teeth whitening treatment. These treatments help to restore a bright and white smile in addition to removing deep stains. A professional teeth whitening treatment can be gifted in the form of a voucher and is sure to be one of the most popular gifts at any gift exchange.


A water flosser takes out the hassle of using string floss while still effectively cleaning between your teeth. These high-tech tools use water pressure to remove unwanted food debris and plaque from the mouth and between your teeth. Not only will it help to leave the mouth feeling fresh and clean, but it also makes flossing more exciting.

Marvis Toothpaste

Marvis surpasses the traditional concept of toothpaste with its unusual, yet welcoming and attractive tastes. Gifting this unique toothpaste is sure to unleash a whirlwind of sensations each time your receiver brushes their teeth. The brand carries seven different kinds of toothpaste all of which offer perfect protection, an unmistakably fresh sensation, and an unforgettable smile.

Gifting a Healthier Smile

Secret Santa gift exchanges can be as equally tricky as an office gift exchange. No matter whom you’re shopping for on your list, these gift ideas are not only thoughtful but also incredibly useful. Did you think of a great idea that wasn’t on our list? Let Hoffman Dental Care know at your year-end cleaning and exam.