This post is sponsored by Oral-B. All opinions are my own.
Need a last-minute stocking stuffer? (Don’t worry: I’ve been in the same boat.) There are a lot of different good and frugal options out there. Some people go the traditional route, with chocolates, candy canes, and an orange in the bottom. Others go down the fun-and-games route, with small toys and trinkets like yo-yos.
But, if you ask me, the best stocking stuffers are the practical ones. Sure, I’ll put in a few toys and chocolates in the stocking–but adding in useful–even healthy!–items in a stocking is like magic: all of a sudden, an “everyday” item becomes exciting, just because it comes from a stocking on Christmas!
One of my favorite stocking stuffers is a toothbrush. It’s one that I always got when I was little–and now that I have my own kiddo, I get why my mom always included one! Holiday sweets are everywhere, which means that it’s extra-important to make sure everyone in your family is brushing twice a day! All that sugar build-up can cause cavities and even tooth decay and gum disease. (Yikes!)
This year, I’m recommending the Oral-B Black 7000 rechargeable electric toothbrush with Bluetooth to everyone I know, to help them #PowerUp their oral health. I love an electric toothbrush for a few reasons:
- It does a more thorough job of cleaning your teeth, gums, and tongue.
- It keeps your mouth healthier and your breath fresher!
- It does the work for you, so brush time is completely painless (especially helpful for reluctant kids).
What sets the Oral-B Black 7000 apart from other electric toothbrushes are four very helpful features. (Once our family started brushing with this toothbrush, we found it impossible to go back!)
The Oral-B 7000 has clinically proven 3D cleaning action that oscillates, rotates, and pulsates. This means it breaks up and removes up to twice as much plaque as a regular manual toothbrush! (Just think of all the cavities your family can avoid.)
The pressure sensor lets us know when we’re brushing too hard. (Yes, you can brush too hard, and it can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums!) This feature helps our family ensure that our efforts to keep our mouths healthy aren’t backfiring on us.
The timer and six high-performance brushing modes helps us get a dentist-recommended clean. It’s such a small thing, but having a built-in timer and brushing modes is so helpful. No more searching through the junk drawer for an egg timer: it’s right there in your toothbrush, ready for you to use every time! (You’d be surprised how long 2 minutes feels at first when you’re just brushing your teeth: when we first started setting a timer, I realized that we weren’t spending nearly enough time brushing.) And no more wondering how we’re supposed to be brushing: the brushing modes take the guess-work out of it.
And finally, there’s the Bluetooth. Now, you might be thinking, Do I really need Bluetooth for my toothbrush? But I promise it’s a game-changer! Here’s why: Bluetooth communication with your smartphone allows you to get immediate feedback on brushing habits. That means, for example, that if your kiddo isn’t brushing well, you’ll know to correct them! Or if you or your spouse have gotten some cavities in the past and want to brush better, you’ll have the feedback you need to build new habits.
The best part is that the Oral-B 7000 is budget-friendly: especially when you factor in of all the manual toothbrushes you have to buy and throw away multiple times a year, year after year. It’s available now at Walmart and on Walmart.com, with discounted holiday pricing. I recommend you snag a few for your family while it’s marked down!
Here’s to a happy and healthy Christmas for you and your family!