Celebrating World Oral Health Day on 20 March 2020
Maintaining a good dental health is crucial to keeping it functioning correctly and for maintaining overall health and quality of life. Oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay affecting almost half of the world’s population. The importance of good oral health is gaining increasing attention as more studies show about the connections between oral and overall health. Here are 3 smart habits we would recommend to adopt as we protect ourselves from health issues.
1. Visit The Dentist Regularly By Setting An Alarm on Your Calendar
I know this could be one of the scariest thing (at least for me) in our lives! Since primary school, I always hated the visit to the dentist! But as I grow older, I learnt that such visits cannot be avoided. Dentists examine our teeth to find cavities while they’re still minor. The earlier we catch them, the less expensive cavities are to treat. Many people with gum disease don’t even realise they have it. I am one of them. Gum (periodontal) disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Therefore, visiting the dentists regularly will allow us to build and maintain good dental hygiene habits through their guidances.
2. Have the Knowledge To Eat What’s Right For You
Consuming too much sugar from snacks, processed foods, and soft drinks is another major risk factor for oral disease, as well as health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Excessive sugar consumption also causes serious addiction and promotes weight gain. Sugar can be a cavity culprit because it gives the cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth something to feed on. Once this happens, acid is produced that can cause holes to form in your enamel. We are what we eat and the food we put into our mouths can be the cause of poor oral and general health. Always read and pay more attention to healthy foods that contain calcium so that you can strengthen your teeth with the help of the internet.
3. Brush Twice a Day With Wireless Technology
Our mouth is a mirror to the body and reflects our overall health. Nutritional deficiencies, signs of systemic diseases like bacterial infections, immune disorders, and oral cancer, can all be identified through an inspection of the mouth. Healthy habits like brushing and cleaning between teeth go a long way in preventing cavities and keeping a healthy smile.
Choose Philips Sonicare Technology
Developed in partnership with dentists for 25 years, Philips Sonicare is the No. 1 recommended sonic toothbrush brand by many dental professionals worldwide. Each Sonicare toothbrush is rigorously tested with real consumers and developed with dental associations for consistent performance. Philips Sonicare’s advanced sonic technology incorporates 62,000 brush movements per minute to drive fluid in between teeth and along the gum line for a gentle and thorough clean. This technology creates microbubbles as you brush to ensure long-lasting fresh breath, maintaining your dental health.
Sonicare technology enables up to 62,000 brush movements per minute to generate a dynamic fluid action.
Sonicare’s fluid action drives fluid in between teeth and along the gum line for a gentle yet thorough clean.
Philips Sonicare’s unique sweeping motion propels microbubbles between teeth and along the gumline for a gentle and deep clean experience, resulting in a clean and healthy mouth.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart ($399) is the electric toothbrush for complete oral care. Harnessing Sonicare Technology, the DiamondClean Smart electric toothbrush (HX9924/46) is the optimal toothbrush to ensure we achieve complete oral health care every day while brushing our teeth!
Clinically proven to improve dental health, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart electric toothbrush removes up to 10x more plaque compared to manual toothbrush; delivers up to 7x healthier gums in just 2 weeks and removes up to 100% more stains in just 3 days, compared to a manual toothbrush. The advanced electric toothbrush also incorporates the Sonicare App via Bluetooth®, offering consumers a suite of information and guidance to help them take more charge of their overall oral health.
The built-in smart sensor technology syncs automatically to Sonicare App, providing real time feedback. These sensors include:
✓ Location sensor to track and improve brushing coverage, so that you do not miss any spots.
✓ Scrubbing sensor to guide and reduce excess movements and scrubbing when brushing to keep your enamel intact.
✓ Pressure sensor to alert you when you are applying too much pressure while brushing (amethyst light will also flash at the bottom of toothbrush handle) to reduce teeth and gum sensitivity.
The Philips DiamondClean Smart comes with five modes (Clean, White+, Deep Clean+, Gum Health and Tongue Care+) and three intensities (High, Medium, Low) for a gentle yet effective clean for gums, and long-lasting clean breath.
Sonicare App transforms into a ‘virtual hub’, where consumers can track how well they are brushing each day, set goals, focus on trouble spots, and share their results with their dentist. The smart brush head sensors are also programmed to automatically select the optimal mode and intensity to provide a gentle yet effective care for your gums.
As a way of empowering us to be more proactive while brushing, the Sonicare App offers useful data- driven insights that informs us of areas that require extra attention and coaches us to become a better, more mindful brusher. In addition, for those who travel regularly, like myself, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart can be taken everywhere with its deluxe USB travel case that doubles as a charger!
I highly recommend Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart and you can find it at leading electronics stores, major department stores and selected authorised dealers. For more information please see www.philips.com.sg/sonicare.
Watch how I maintain a good dental hygiene with Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart electric toothbrush:
About World Oral Health Day
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It is organised by FDI World Dental Federation and is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health.
WOHD spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being.
Each year, WOHD focuses on a specific theme and reaches out to the public, oral health professionals, and policymakers, who all have a role to play in helping reduce the burden of oral disease. www.worldoralhealthday.org
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health. It enables better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.
Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 80,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.