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Good oral hygiene habits now for healthy gums and teeth in our later years

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Philips encourages adopting good oral hygiene habits to keep our teeth and gums healthy in support of World Oral Health Day.

Globally, around 3.5 billion people suffer from preventable oral
diseases, that include conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease. Prevention and early detection of oral disease remains key to avoid any negative repercussions on the rest of your body due to oral health issues.

The World Health Organization has adopted a resolution about maintaining a healthy mouth to reduce chances of developing wider health issues. Such health issues have been demonstrated by numerous studies that show a strong link between poor oral health and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Age is also a factor to consider when it comes to oral health. As one ages, teeth will shift and lose bone mass while gums will recede. Tooth loss can occur as our teeth enamel wears down or due to long-term dental neglect.

In Singapore, tooth decay and periodontal disease are among some of the most common dental diseases.

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is a lifelong commitment that starts with good personal oral hygiene habits.

Dr Leroy Kiang, a dentist at Orchard Scotts Dental shares the following tips on preventing your teeth and gums from aging faster than your body, and how you can maintain a state of optimal oral hygiene.

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oral hygiene habits
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Philips electric toothbrushes that can support good oral hygiene habits

In line with World Oral Health Day, Philips suggests getting started on am oral care routine with either the Philips Sonicare 3100 and Sonicare 1100 series. These electric toothbrushes are powered by innovative sonic technology that provides a superior clean. Combined with brush action, it gently removes plaque up to 3x better than a normal toothbrush.

The Philips Sonicare 1100 is available in White-Mint at RRP SGD 49 while the Philips Sonicare 3100 is available in White and Black (World Oral Health Day exclusive edition) at RRP SGD 99 through, major consumer electronics stores, key departmental stores and online ecommerce sites and

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