5 Tips for Great Dental HygieneDecember 13, 2018
This is a sponsored post written by me for Philips. All opinions are mine alone.
I have always been a strong believer in proper dental hygiene. Today I’ll be sharing some of my best tips to keep your teeth in top shape. From avoiding sugary candies to brushing at least twice per day (I’ve recently been loving my Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9300 Smart Toothbrush), keep reading for all the details. In fact, I recently switched to this Philips smart model and it has completely changed my tooth-brushing game!
Tips for Great Dental Hygiene
1. Use an awesome toothbrush!
When it comes to toothbrushes, not all are created equal! The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Toothbrush uses specialized sonic technology to clean teeth via 31,000 brush strokes per minute. Way more effective than a manual brush!
In fact, there are four different modes of use: Clean, White+, Deep Clean+ and Gum Health, along with 3 different intensity levels. This brush comes with three smart brush heads that automatically pair with a specific brushing mode:
- The Premium Plaque Control brush head removes up to 10 times more plaque (compared to a manual toothbrush.)
- The Premium Gum Care brush head reduces gum inflammation up to 100% more and gives you up to 7 times healthier gums in just two weeks in Gum Health mode (compared to a manual toothbrush.)
- The Premium White brush head removes up to 100% more stains in just three days in White+ mode (compared to a manual toothbrush.)
Did you know that Philips Sonicare is the No. 1 dental professional recommended power toothbrush brand in the US? One of the features that I love most about this brush is that there’s a microchip embedded inside the brush heads. Once in place, the brush head tells the toothbrush handle which one you’re using. So your toothbrush knows exactly which is the optimal mode for any given brush head. A smart brush that saves me time? Yep, that puts a smile on my face!
Since the brush has Bluetooth connectivity, it’s easy to keep track of your brushing habits & history. With the Philips Sonicare app, you can get real-time feedback and personalized coaching for healthier teeth. The location sensors indicate where you’ve brushed and where you’ve missed. The scrubbing sensor reminds you to ease off the pressure and brush more lightly. Honing my brushing technique has never been easier or more fun!
Not only does the app let you monitor the effectiveness of your brushing, but it also offers practical services that save you time & money. Have you ever had a quick question for a dentist but didn’t want to make a special appointment? Now, it’s possible to have your dental questions answered on demand from anywhere! Available via the app, Teledentistry Solutions makes it convenient to get advice on specific issues from dental professionals at any time from any place! You can get oral health assessments and specific treatment plans (including price estimates) just from answering some questions & providing a few photos via the app. Talk about convenience!
Teledentistry Solutions offers two options: Direct Care and Complete Care. With Direct Care, you can get access to licensed dental professionals for personalized recommendations on one specific problem within 6 hours. With Complete Care, you can get a comprehensive dental evaluation with detailed steps, the turnaround time is 24 hours. This service totally gives me peace of mind when it comes to my oral health.
Wondering how to charge this brush? Simply place it into the sleek glass charger and it instantly starts charging. The glass charger adds a sleek, stylish addition to my bathroom.
Boost your brushing game with a Philips Sonicare toothbrush and see how much more fun brushing can be!
2. Floss every day!
Some people may think that flossing is an unnecessary step, but it’s quite essential. Spend time on each tooth and use the floss to remove debris from between teeth / along gums. Being gentle is important, as you don’t want to irritate your gumline. Start with a piece of floss about 18″ long so you can use a fresh section every few teeth.
3. Visit the dentist regularly!
Going to the dentist twice per year for a full evaluation & professional cleaning is important. If you are just looking for an answer to a particular question, consider using the Philips Sonicare app to get in touch with a dental professional remotely. You can also check out the comprehensive service, where you can discuss your whole-mouth health and evaluate treatment options.
4. Use a mouthwash daily!
A mouthwash can reach places that can’t be reached by a brush or floss. Rinsing your mouth is important, because it removes debris that can cause gingivitis. There are so many flavors & varieties at the store, so finding one that you’re excited about adding to your routine should not be difficult.
5. Minimize sugary candies!
We all snack regularly but certain snacks are known offenders when it comes to dental health. Sugary, gummy-based candies tend to settle into the grooves of teeth and promote cavities & gingivitis. Avoid gummy candies as much as possible, but if you choose to have some, be sure to brush properly afterward.
Don’t forget to learn more about the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart power toothbrush and the Teledentistry Solutions available via the app. Do you have a smart toothbrush? Have you ever wanted to ask a dentist a specific question about an issue?