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The holidays are in full swing, and soon it will be time for holiday gift-giving. At Bacino Dentistry, we have some festive, tooth-friendly ideas for you to keep in mind for the people you care about.

Stocking Stuffers: Yes, it’s traditional to fill stockings with sugary delights, but a healthier option is to forgo the candy for chocolate. Unlike candy, chocolate washes off the teeth more easily, while the ever-popular candy cane tends to stick to the teeth. To offset the sweets, tuck in some ADA-Accepted toothbrushes and fun toothpaste.

Music: Helping your little ones brush long enough is a challenge. Take advantage of the holiday festivities by listening to music that is two minutes long. Encourage them to do this twice a day and their smiles will make it through the holidays healthier.

Habits: Tis the season to travel, party with friends, family, and co-workers, and attend social events. Whether you are busy or tired, don’t let go of your daily oral care habits. Be sure to brush twice a day, floss once, and keep any scheduled dental cleanings, for yourself, and for your loved ones.

Your smile is a gift all-year round, so treat it like one! If you would like to schedule a cleaning with our dentist, Dr. Janelle Bacino, please call 858-273-0111 today. Our team in Pacific Beach, California, is ready to give your smile the quality care you deserve and need.