June is approaching, which means it’s time to celebrate your father! For Father’s Day, consider getting dad something that can help him improve his dental health and make his smile a little brighter! The team from the Office of Dr. Stephen A. Coates, DDS, shares eight gift ideas for dad!

Electric Toothbrush

Here’s a new power tool to add to dad’s collection. Since keeping teeth clean with a manual toothbrush can be quite a task, get him an electric toothbrush. Clinically proven to reduce stains and fight gum disease, they’re more efficient, hitting about 40k strokes a minute. Dad can increase blood circulation and eliminate bacteria build-up on his gums with an electric toothbrush.

Mouthwash Dispenser

If your dad is still doing the old pour and gargle thing with the bottle cap of his mouthwash, simplify his life with a convenient way to rinse his mouth. An automatic or manual mouthwash dispenser looks great on the bathroom counter, and there are even wall-mounted versions.

Water Flossers

If dad is looking for a deeper clean along his gumlines, then water flossers may be a great gift idea. Water flossers are available as portable devices and send powerful sprays of water into the mouth to clean the gums and between the teeth.

Dental Care Travel Kit

If dad’s a frequent traveler or avid camper, a dental care travel kit includes all the necessary equipment to clean his teeth. Some come with a manual toothbrush and cap, travel-sized toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental floss. These essentials come in a weatherproof travel bag to make it easy to take care of the mouth on the go!


A mouthguard is a perfect gift if your dad likes to spend time on the basketball court or ice rink. Set an appointment with Dr. Coates to have him fitted with a customized version. No matter how rough the game gets, you can protect Dad’s pearly whites for less than $100.

Toothbrush Holder

Whether dad has a manual or electric toothbrush, a toothbrush holder sporting his favorite team or hobby will be a unique gift for Father’s Day!

Noise Canceling Headphones

If you’re used to playing the music too loud, give dad the gift of relief – noise-canceling headphones. When dad is in a noisy setting or sitting in the dentist’s chair, he can listen to his style of music, podcasts, or audiobook.

Professional Teeth Whitening

The best gift idea isn’t something you would put in a gift bag, but it’s even better! Professional teeth whitening is great for those who drink coffee every day, smoke, or have issues with teeth discoloration for other reasons. While you can pick up teeth whitening products at the drug store, they won’t deliver the results that a professional dentist can.

Let Dr. Stephen Coates Help Make Father’s Day Perfect!

Start early and get the perfect gift for Father’s Day! Make him really smile and help him keep it bright with these 8 Dental Gifts for Father’s Day! For help choosing the right gift or to schedule Dad’s appointment, contact your Long Beach Dentist, Dr. Stephen Coates, DDS, by calling 562-434-6414 or by using this appointment form here.