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More Twisted Gifts for the Dental Minded

When dental-themed gifts go wrong, they go wrong in a special kind of way.

Sometimes, it’s the concept. Would you really want a drill-wielding dentist full of wine?

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And flossing is hard enough for some folks. Are you really going to want to do it with a piece of floss pulled out of something’s mouth?

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Or drink through someone else’s teeth?

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On the other hand, if you ever get the urge to open bottles with your mouth, using someone else’s teeth is a much better choice.

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Those wanting something a little more upscale could go for some toothy fashions:

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Or be both extravagant and practical by giving the full line of Margaret Josefin toothpastes from Japan, one flavor for every tooth, including such favorites as Tropical Pine, Curry, Pumpkin Pudding and Monkey Banana!

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But if you’re going to give someone a cavity or bad breath, you’re safest sticking with this kind:

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Last year’s catalog

Happy holidays from all of us
at Dr. Erwin’s office!

Regular posts will resume on Friday, January 4.

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Some Weird & Funny & Surprising Holiday Gifts for the Dental-Minded

You know how important it is for kids to get an early start when it comes to learning about their teeth and how to take care of them.

So do the toy companies.

There are play sets

dolls

board games….

That “patient” looks none too confident, though. Maybe it’s because he’s seen his “dentist” practicing with this:

Interestingly, a different – perhaps earlier – version of this play set includes gold Play-Doh, not mercury amalgam gray.

Make-believe toxic dentistry – the perfect gift this holiday season, right?

At least it’s a little more exciting than the flavored dental floss and “fun” toothbrushes that Delta Dental is suggesting as “teeth-friendly stocking stuffers”.

But why limit dental-themed gifts to the kids?

For instance, how about a lovely, silver dental charm, such as these dentures?

Or better yet, jewelry made with teeth?

Maybe some art?

You could even go a little crazy and give a tattoo

– if not on the skin, on the skin of your teeth:

This kind is supposedly very popular in Japan:

But maybe you prefer something practical – like a $295 toothpaste squeezer.

Want something more high tech? How about a USB-powered toothbrush? Or a toothbrush cam, so you can see your teeth all up-close-and-personal while you brush, just as they look to a dentist?

Or maybe not.

 

Happy holidays, everyone!

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Happy Holidays!

 

My staff and I hope this holiday season is a joyous and blessed one for you, and wish you a happy and healthy 2011!

Regular blogging will resume on Friday, January 7.

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