Tooth decay affects nearly 100% of adults and is the single most prevalent and preventable disease in the world5. A balanced diet, coupled with proper brushing techniques, go a long way in preventive care. Brush for at least two minutes, twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and wait at least 30 minutes to brush your teeth after eating. Regular visits to a dentist are also positive measures for early detection and treatment.
“Another habit in children that can cause tooth decay and gum disease is by breathing through the mouth, as it dries up the saliva in the mouth and causes tooth demineralization, bad breath and even malalignment of teeth. Parents who observe such habits in their children should consult a dentist for professional advice on how to manage this,” added Dr. Yue.
Philips’ year-long oral health campaign in partnership with FDI World Dental Federation - ‘Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health’ aims to motivate people to take action in protecting their oral health and encourages them to make the connection that general health and oral health can impact one another.
“This World Oral Health Day, we want to inspire people to take charge of their oral health and help prevent oral diseases to protect their general health. Technology is providing new ways for people to care for their oral health. The Philips Sonicare range of solutions features the connected toothbrush with 3D mapping technology which allows real-time tracking of oral health progress for a professional clean in the comfort of home,” said Mr. Jinseok Chang, Philips Personal Health Leader for Singapore.