Keep a healthy smile all year round

Keep a healthy smile all year round

They say it only takes 2 weeks to create a habit, so why not start off with the easiest resolution to keep: the habit of proper dental hygiene?

dietary acid scale for dental erosion
dietary acid scale for dental erosion

plaqueBuilding on the habit of good dental hygiene only takes a few minutes per day, but somehow, this doesn’t get the attention and commitment it deserves. To mindfully get into this habit, every household should begin by understanding our natural eating habits, as most of the food and drinks that we consume daily are generally either acidic or pigmented.

Think of oranges, coffee, pasta, ketchup, wine, and so on. The acid in food and drinks softens the tooth enamel or the outer layer of the tooth. Weakened tooth enamel may lead to dental erosion that makes our teeth prone to sensitivity. More so, the acid also promotes bacterial growth, which causes problems ranging from bleeding gums to gingivitis.

So, what can we do about it?

oral b gum and enamel repairThe latest innovation from Oral-B has a 2-in-1 oral care action that directly repairs and protects sore gums and weakened enamel.  The NEW Oral-B Gum & Enamel Repair Toothpaste is clinically proven to protect gums and strengthen the enamel in 2 weeks. Oral-B’s Gum and Enamel Repair toothpaste has unique ActivRepair™ technology, clinically proven to neutralize bacteria on the gum line, and even keep it away afterward, too.

It also repairs the damage caused to your tooth enamel by everyday wear and tear and continues to protect it afterward. Not only that, but it also helps do all this in just two weeks.  Unlike common fluoride toothpaste, Oral-B Gum and Enamel Repair is made with Stabilized Stannous Fluoride Complex.

Oral-B pioneered the introduction of Stannous Fluoride in its toothpaste in the 1950s, and with over decades of research, their technology has evolved to now deliver multiple dental care benefits, such as sensitivity repair, elimination of bad breath, cavity protection, enamel erosion protection, neutralization of plaque regrowth, and gum rejuvenation.

That’s because these days, just having long-lasting fresh breath isn’t enough. Your toothpaste must be hardworking enough to target the root causes of oral care problems, such as bacteria and acid erosion.

As it is difficult to prevent ourselves from eating food high in acidity, Oral-B delivers the oral protection that we need so our gums remain healthy and our teeth stay strong as we continue to enjoy our day-to-day grind.

Building on the habit of good dental hygiene

Dental experts recommend brushing your teeth three times a day or after every meal and visiting a professional for a dental cleaning at least twice a year. At home, the right way to brush your teeth and gums is for two minutes long in a soft and circular motion.

It’s also important to choose a toothbrush that can do more than just brushing. Unlike regular toothbrushes in the market, Oral-B’s toothbrushes are made with crisscross bristles that remove 90% more plaque even in hard-to-reach areas. With the rise in popularity of detoxifying properties of charcoal in the health and beauty industries, OralB has harnessed its power and learned to infuse it in their Charcoal White toothbrush to help whiten your teeth in just two weeks!

Oral-B Charcoal White
Oral-B Charcoal White
glide floss
glide floss

Aside from brushing your teeth and gums, dental floss is also an essential dental care step to remove plaque from tight spaces between teeth and gums. This prevents both bacteria and plaque buildup from forming, which can potentially lead to cavities, sensitive teeth, and gum disease.

Oral-B Glide Floss is lightly coated with natural wax that makes it strong, smoothly gliding, and is perfect for people with sensitive gums. It is also made from a single filament, which means it never shreds, and leaves you with a cool and clean feeling afterward.

Remember, it only takes two weeks to build a habit. So, practice early and practice right and make sure to teach everyone in the family the value of having healthy teeth and gums!

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Penny Tan

Penny has been immersed in the IT industry since the 90s. As a blogger, she started by writing reviews of books she has read, shows (TV, movies, and plays) she watched, food and restaurants she has tried, and later progressed to many topics that interested her. With her love for cooking and baking, it is not surprising that she has started sharing recipes, too. As a web development teacher, it also made sense to her to post her lectures here as well.

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