‘Tis the season to be jolly, which often means indulging in too much sugar. That’s why we’re offering some suggestions on stuffing those stockings with gifts that our team actually endorses. In fact, we even consulted our friend The Tooth Fairy to get her take on the best tooth-friendly treats to tuck into your stockings.

And while we’re not trying to step into Scrooge’s shoes, we’ve got some ideas to help you skip the sugary treats and opt for goodies that will keep those pearly whites shining bright. 

Here’s a sleigh-full to get you started and have you smiling all season… 

Oranges are a tooth-friendly classic!

Citrus was traditionally a winter season fruit (though we can get it year round now), and as a result, oranges have been a traditional addition to holiday stockings for many many years. 

Eco-friendly toothbrushes

Give the gift of a sustainable smile with a bamboo or recycled plastic toothbrush. Not only are these brushes kind to the environment, but they also make brushing a breeze.

Flavored toothpaste

Just a quick Google search will show you that toothpaste flavors have advanced far beyond the expected mint or bubblemint. Depending on the brand, you can find flavors like chocolate, marshmallow, and even watermelon. 


Make flossing more festive with flavored floss picks. Whether mellow mint or spicy cinnamon, these little guys make oral care a treat for the taste buds. 

Sugar-free gum

A go-to breath saver, the sugar-free variety of gum can actually increase saliva production and this helps clean teeth between brushing sessions. 

Speaking of breath savers… 

Tongue scrapers and travel-size mouthwash

Help your loved ones achieve the ultimate clean feeling by adding a tongue scraper to their stocking. It’s a small tool that makes a big difference in oral hygiene. Let’s not forget that germs thrive on your tongue, which makes a tongue scraper a top-notch stocking stuffer. Whether or not you’re traveling for the holidays, travel-size, alcohol-free mouthwash always comes in handy. Fresh breath on the fly? Fa-la-la-la-love it! 

No matter the season, good oral health is the gift that keeps on giving. Do your part by picking out stocking stuffers that inspire smiles. 

From all of us at Orzechowski and Arndt, we wish you a Merry Grin-mas and a cavity-free New Year!