Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21, and June is Men’s Health Month, a time when we typically devote extra time to remind the dads we love to remember to care for themselves as much as they care for their families. Your dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych urges you to give the gift of good health by urging the fathers in your life to get yearly wellness check-up and regular screenings.
Please also encourage the men in your life to get regular dental checkups. Heart health is especially important for men; in fact, studies have shown a direct link between heart health and oral health.
When it comes to gum disease and dental health, the best defense is a good offense, which is accomplished by removing bacteria and the places where bacteria and plaque can hide. That means regular checkups and professional cleanings by your dentist Columbia, along with an excellent home care routine that includes brushing for two minutes, two times a day, and flossing.
Do you need some great gift ideas that will not only make the dad in your life smile, but make his smile healthier? Here are 5 gift ideas for Father’s Day from your dentist Columbia:
Bluetooth Toothbrush: For the gadget guy, Oral B is expected to release the newest brush in the SmartSeries line very soon. It features Bluetooth technology for 2-way communication with Dad’s smartphone.
Tooth Neckties & Accessories: Sure, the necktie is a more traditional Father’s Day gift, but tooth-themed neckties are distinctive, with styles and patterns that will “suit” any suit. A great reminder to Dad of how much you love his smile!
Creative Toothbrush Holders: Oral hygiene should be routine, but it doesn’t have to be boring. With a fun and interesting toothbrush holder brushing and flossing can be a fun family affair!
Dental Emergency Kit: Does your dad love to camp and travel? Nothing can bring even the strongest hiker and traveler to his knees like dental problems when he is far away from a dentist. This emergency kit should contain some basic first aid to help deal common dental emergencies until dad can get to a dentist.
Noise Canceling Headphones: You may not be able to send Dad on a vacation for Father’s Day, but you can give him the gift of a little peace and quiet with some noise canceling headphones. They’re also great to bring to dental appointments for those who are less than excited to hear some of the noises in a dental office.
Happy Father’s Day from all of us in the office of dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych!