Earlier this year for World Oral Health Day, Philips, a global leader in health technology, is calling public attention to the importance of adopting good oral hygiene habits to keep our teeth and gums health in our later years by partnering with dental professional Dr Leroy Kiang to develop an educational infographic on maintaining oral hygiene.
Numerous studies show a strong link between poor oral health and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The World Health Organization has also adopted an important resolution which underpins that maintaining a healthy mouth can reduce your chances of developing wider health issues.
Globally, around 3.5 billion people suffer from preventable oral diseases – such as tooth decay and gum disease. As with many major health issues, prevention and early detection of oral disease is key to stem any negative repercussions on the rest of your body.
As one ages, the state of our mouth also changes. Our teeth will shift and lose bone mass, and gums will recede. Tooth loss can also occur due to long-term dental neglect and as our teeth enamel wears down. Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, and periodontal disease are among some of the most common dental diseases seen in Singapore. While dental caries affects people of all ages, gum diseases are a common issue as we age.
Keeping your mouth young and healthy with good habits
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is a lifelong commitment that starts with good personal oral hygiene habits. Philips partners with dental professional Dr Leroy Kiang to share tips on preventing your teeth and gums from aging faster than your body, and how you can maintain a state of optimal oral hygiene.
Below are some of the infographics they came up with together:
“It is a common misconception that losing all of your teeth is a natural and inevitable part of aging. This is no surprise; even as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, it used to be common for tooth extraction to be prescribed as first line treatment for teeth with decay or gum disease. Thankfully, dentistry has come a long way since then. With conservative dental treatment, regular dental visits and proper oral hygiene practices, more patients can look forward to keeping a healthy set of natural teeth well into their golden years, “shared Dr Leroy Kiang, dentist at Orchard Scotts Dental.
Making oral care accessible
Get started on your oral care routine with the affordably priced Philips Sonicare 3100 and Sonicare 1100 series electric toothbrushes.
Not only are they easy-to-use, the Philips Sonicare 3100 and Sonicare 1100 series electric toothbrushes are powered by innovative sonic technology that provides a superior clean. Combined with our brush action, it gently removes plaque up to 3x better than a normal toothbrush. The in-built pressure sensor on the Philips Sonicare 3100 Series flashes red to alert you when it detects you are brushing too hard, allowing you to achieve a gentler clean, improving your gum health and preventing gum recession.
Let the QuadPacer guide your brushing, ensuring you are spending the optimal amount of time brushing each section of your mouth. Coupled with SmartTimer which comes with a 2-minute signal, it ensures you are adhering to the dentist-recommended brushing time each time you brush. Designed around the users, the Philips Sonicare 3100 and 1100 Series is slim, ergonomic, and comes with a familiar toothbrush shape that lets you transition into electric toothbrushing experience seamlessly.
The Philips Sonicare 1100 is available in White-Mint at $59 while the Philips Sonicare 3100 is available in White and Black (World Oral Health Day exclusive edition) at $109 through Philips.com.sg, major consumer electronics stores, key departmental stores and online e-commerce sites Lazada.sg and Shopee.sg.