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5 Oral Hygiene Tools That You Must Include in Your Daily Routine

5 Oral Hygiene Tools That You Must Include in Your Daily Routine

Having a proper daily oral hygiene routine is important in preventing oral health problems such as toothaches. While you are encouraged to visit the dentist at least once every six months, you shouldn’t be depending on them to maintain your teeth and gums. Practice good dental habits at home such as brushing, flossing, and using a mouthwash and mouth cleaner and you will don a cheerful, confident smile all-day, everyday! Here are the oral care tools that you need to have to make it all possible.

#1: Toothbrush, either traditional or powered ones

A toothbrush is the most useful oral care tool you can own, as it effectively removes plaque from all tooth surfaces. When it comes to choosing the right toothbrush, it is best to use a soft-bristled one because hard and medium bristles may be too abrasive for your gums.

To further meet the differing needs of people today, Darlie has toothbrushes with charcoal bristles and dense bristles as well. Our Charcoal Bristle Toothbrushes with 99% Anti-Bacterial Bristles* protect the toothbrush from the growth of bacteria.

Meanwhile, our Toothbrushes with Dense Bristles is designed with denser tufting to deliver an effective clean and comfort on the gums.

*Based on test results on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, proven to effectively reduce bacteria growth on bristles by 99%.

Keep in mind that effective toothbrushing techniques play a part as well. The motion of brushing your teeth should be gentle and circular to reach all the tooth’s surfaces.

A powered toothbrush is helpful for those who require assistance and consistency in brushing. Your toothbrush should also be at a size and shape that fits in your mouth well for effective cleaning. Darlie has a wide range of toothbrushes, including compact brush heads which allows you to get around all the surfaces, especially those areas that are hard to reach like the wisdom teeth.

All you need to do is choose the bristle type that best suits you, and our offerings include slim tip bristles toothbrushes, spiral bristle toothbrushes and end-rounded toothbrushes - on top of the ones mentioned above.

#2: Toothpaste, with the type of ingredients based on your daily oral hygiene needs

The most important thing when choosing a toothpaste is getting one that contains fluoride as it can help in remineralising teeth and preventing cavities.

Next, you need to choose a type that best provides for your oral needs. For instance, if you need a toothpaste that removes plaque exceptionally well, choose a toothpaste for gum and teeth care like Darlie’s Gum & Teeth Protect that removes plaque 3x more effectively^!

If you are always out and about meeting people, you may want a toothpaste for fresh breath to help retain that much-needed confidence all day.

^3X reduction of plaque index compared with a regular Darlie toothpaste without Zinc Citrate, according to test value based on the clinical study with randomised, double-blind, parallel and controlled-design with continuous use of toothpaste for 3 months.

Meanwhile, if you want to achieve whiter teeth, look no further than teeth whitening toothpastes!

It is also a good idea to continue brushing your teeth with it even after teeth whitening procedures as a means of maintenance!

As for kids, getting them to brush their teeth may be a tough task, so try finding a toothpaste with fun, tasty flavours to encourage brushing.

#3: Mouthwash

It is always a good idea to add a mouth cleaner/mouthwash to your daily oral hygiene routine for extra cleaning! It contains antibacterial agent to kill the lingering bacteria in your mouth, and also helps wash away the residual plaque stuck on your teeth. It also contains fluoride which can help to prevent tooth decay. Most of them are infused with a cool mint flavour to keep your mouth fresh.

#4: Dental floss

Without flossing, you may miss the residual plaque in the interdental areas (areas in between the teeth) that may cause various dental problems. By flossing at least once a day, you can protect your teeth from food debris that may be stuck on your teeth after meals.

There are generally three types of dental floss:

  1. Thread floss
  2. Waxed/unwaxed floss
  3. Tape floss

Among the three, Dr Jacquelyn recommends waxed floss or tape floss as they can glide through tightly spaced teeth easily and are easier to use.

#5: Tongue scraper

If you didn’t know, the tongue is actually the dirtiest part of the mouth as most of the bacteria linger on it, and we often only brush our teeth. That is why we should always brush every part of the mouth including the tongue to remove the most bacteria possible. A toothbrush can do the job well, but if you add a tongue scrapper to your repertoire, you will be able to cover a larger area and clean more effectively.

Looking for the best place to get these impactful oral care tools? For toothbrushes and toothpastes, you can count on Darlie for the best selections!


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Being a dentist at the prestigious Tiew Dental, Dr Jacquelyn Lim is one you can rely on for accurate, professional advice. She graduated from University Malaya in 2019, and now has invaluable experience and knowledge, thanks to her time serving at government dental clinics. She has a special interest in Orthodontics and Periodontics. When she’s not treating patients at her clinic, she is either at the gym or travelling to her favourite destination.
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