Mother’s Day is a special day. It’s a day to celebrate your mom and other special women in your life. If you’re trying to think of a special gift to give your mom, how about skipping the box of chocolates or roses this year and trying something new to celebrate your mom with these gift ideas:
Give mom the gift of good health:
When’s the last time your mom saw a dentist for a cleaning and checkup? Visiting the dentist regularly is about more than clean teeth. At each regular checkup appointment, your dentist will perform an oral cancer screening. This simple check can save lives! An oral cancer screening involves a careful examination of the inside of your mouth and your tongue. The dentist looks for any suspicious lumps, bumps, or discolorations.
According to Bright Side Dental’s website www.BrightSideDental.com, “90% of patients with oral cancers use tobacco. The risk of developing these cancers increases with the amount smoked or chewed and the duration of the habit. Smokers are 6 times more likely than non-smokers to develop these cancers.” If you smoke, it’s time to quit. If your mom smokes, sharing this information about oral cancer could be eye-opening and motivation for her to quit smoking.
Along with regular oral cancer screenings, other ways to reduce your risk of developing oral cancer is to not smoke or chew tobacco, drink less alcohol, and be sure to eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables and low in meat and fat.
If you know your mom has delayed visiting her dentist because of her busy schedule or out of concern for the cost, consider setting up her next appointment for her. You could even pre-pay for her visit for a cleaning and examination so the visit will be no cost to her.
Give mom the gift of a confident and dazzling smile:
If you struggle with finding the perfect gift for mom, consider giving her the gift of a whiter smile for Mother’s Day. Who doesn’t want a brighter and more dazzling smile? Maybe your mom has even considered whitening in the past. Now you can make her dream come true!
Teeth whitening by a professional dentist is faster and more effective than anything you can purchase over-the-counter. Most dentists offer a couple of options when it comes to whitening your teeth. There is an at-home system where mom would have impressions taken of her teeth and then wear the custom-made trays at home with whitening gel in the trays. After about two weeks, she would be at her whitest and surely tickled pink!
There is also the in-office whitening system called Zoom. Bright Side Dental offers this to their patients and you can learn more by visiting their website at www.BrightSideDental.com. With Zoom, your mom would only need to make one visit to the dentist office, sit back and relax for a few hours while the whitening gel is professionally applied, and leave the office with a smile up to eight shades whiter. It’s like magic! Your mom will think you’re magic if you treat her to Zoom this Mother’s Day.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Bright Side Dental is a dental group with locations in Sterling Heights, Livonia, Canton, and
Royal Oak, Michigan. Visit www.BrightSideDental.com.