Good oral hygiene prevents bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Doing it the new way is as easy as counting one, two, three.
Good oral care habits translate to overall well-being. One study found that people with severe gum disease reported 40% more chronic conditions such as liver disease, coronary heart disease and even congestive heart failure. If you regularly enjoy a cup of Joe, you will know that maintaining those pearly whites become an increasingly challenging task as the years roll by.
Fret not. A thoughtful curation of personal care products have emerged to nudge us towards practising better hygiene. Their creators have come to appreciate that dental care should also allow us to luxuriate in simple self-grooming pleasures.
“For aficionados looking for a cleaning agent that doesn’t foam too much in the office bathroom, Aesop’s toothpaste is a pleasure to pick up three times a day.”
Packed in a handsome aluminium tube with a black screw cap, Aesop’s toothpaste is distinctively Aesop. Retailing for SGD19.00 at its signature stores, this fluoride-free formula contains essential oils of cardamon, anise, spearmint and clove.
Gently squeeze the tube and an opaque, mascarpone-like cream paste emerges to scrub the surface of the enamel with minimal foaming. A combination of sea buckthorn, wasabi and mild abrasives polishes off plaque build-up, detritus and other nervy substances.
Devoid of artificial minty flavours, a slight bitterness arises. This distinct, outspoken flavour is what you get. Developed with the same attention to detail as Aesop’s flagship skincare range, the toothpaste does its job to soothe and leave the mouth feeling cleansed and refreshed.
For aficionados looking for a cleaning agent that doesn’t foam too much in the office bathroom, Aesop’s toothpaste is a pleasure to pick up three times a day. The package design easily complements most grey bathroom walls, which adds joy to a daily ritual in a self-pampering way.
“A nifty device, this comes in handy for those trying to achieve better results in between visits to the dentist.”
Philips Electric Toothbrush
Combining normal tooth brushing with technology, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart electric toothbrush helps users achieve good oral health with specific functions targeting the teeth, gums and tongue.
A nifty device, this comes in handy for those trying to achieve better results in between visits to the dentist. Connected to the Philips Sonicare app, smart sensors in the toothbrush detect users’ brushing technique, which provides feedback to increase or reduce cleaning pressure.
Like a well meaning handshake, the futuristic toothbrush fits nicely into the palm. Catering to different profiles, users can also choose from high, medium and low brushing intensities, like the tools encountered at the dentist.
Just remember not to apply toothpaste on a rotating brush head. It splatters all over the bathroom mirror when cleaning takes place. With Philips’ advance technology, take heart that the bristles are fine enough to reach deep between microscopic ridges and grooves, removing nasty little odour-causing bacteria.
Retailing for SGD 399, Singapore is the first in Southeast Asia to launch this personal health innovation. It can be purchased at selected electronic stores and authorized dealers, like Best Denki and Courts.