Baby Z is Teething

For those who are new moms, one of the things to watch out for during the first few months of baby is the ‘teething’ stage. My pediatrician already told me that Zeeka will be growing her teeth in a few months. I can actually feel the top of the teeth already trying to protrude through the lower gums. I think she’ll be having her two front teeth very soon!

She’s becoming very fussy already. She also always wants to put things into her mouth and she loves biting. She bites into yaya’s shoulders and she also loves biting when I’m nursing her (ouch!). Of course, I can’t blame her since I can just imagine how uncomfortable it is to feel that pain and itchiness in the gums. The worse part is that you don’t know how to explain these feelings to mommy, daddy or to yaya. What I do is just give her teething biscuits that she can bite on. I got these biscuits from Healthy Options.

Vanilla Biscuits for Teethers

Vanilla Biscuits for Teethers

Now that Baby Zeeka is eating and placing all these different thing into her mouth, it is the best time to start taking care of her mouth, gums and eventually, teeth.

I have already shared with you an Infographics on facts about caring for your child’s teeth ). I have also shared with you ways on how to care for your baby’s teeth in this link, http://mommyginger.com/2013/09/how-to-care-for-babys-teeth.html. Today, i’ll be sharing with you some tools that you can use for you to be able to carry on helping your child develop good, strong and healthy teeth.

This first chart shows the Primary Teeth Tracker. It also shows the month when the teeth will come out. But of course, this is just a guide. My cousins baby started developing molars first before his central incisors (soooo cool!).

Primary Teeth Tracker

Primary Teeth Tracker

The second chart is the Permanent Teeth Tracker. This is very helpful when your child is already starting to grow his/her permanent teeth.

Permanent Teeth Tracker

Permanent Teeth Tracker

Here is the dentist appointment sheet that you can use to keep track of the visits to the dentist.

Dentist Appointment Guide

Dentist Appointment Guide

And lastly, here is a teeth care chart that you can use when your child is a bit older to help your child keep track of brushing, flossing and chewing of Xylitol gum.

Teeth Care Chart

Teeth Care Chart

All of these charts are care of Lotte Xylitol Gum Philippines. This is to help parents and children fight cavities and make it zero. They are running the making it Zero Campaign. Here are some facts about the Make it Zero Campaign.

Lotte Xylitol Gum Make it Zero Campaign

Lotte Xylitol Gum Make it Zero Campaign

I hope that all of these downloads will help you care for your baby’s/child’s teeth. Mommy Ginger is very proud to be part of the Make it Zero campaign. For more information, please visit LotteXylitolGum.com.

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Mommy Ginger is a proud Mom Brand Believer of Lotte Xylitol Gum!

Facts about Caring for your Child’s Teeth [Infographics]

Let’s fight cavities! After reading all these facts about cavities and tooth decay, I just want to do everything I can to protect Baby Z from these. Do you know that 9 out of 10 children suffer from tooth decay? Imagine that! That’s almost every child that you see!

And do you know that most children from 9-13 months get the infection from their mothers? As moms, we need to be aware of this. Find out more facts about fighting cavities, tooth decay and using Xylitol as one tool in fighting bacteria in the mouth and teeth.

 

Caring for your Teeth Infographics

Caring for your Teeth Infographics

 

I hope that you like this Infographic that I made especially for you. Next month, I’ll be telling you more about what we can do, as moms, to fight cavities. I’m also going to tell you more about the Make It Zero Campaign of Lotte Xylitol Gum. Mommy Ginger is very proud to be part of the Make it Zero campaign. For more information, please visit LotteXylitolGum.com.

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Mommy Ginger is a proud Mom Brand Believer of Lotte Xylitol Gum!

 

I’m a Lotte Xylitol Mom Brand Believer!

Growing up, I never went to the dentist on a yearly basis. My husband Ej on the other hand, was conscientious in keeping his appointments. I never really thought there was anything urgent about seeing a dentist. In my mind, my teeth were perfectly fine. I was gifted with a good and a strong set of teeth. I didn’t need braces (and during my childhood days, I thought this was the only reason one should go to the dentist). I was successful at having zero cavities (well not until I was in high school, I think).

Now that I have Zeeka, though, I am now more active in looking for information that would affect her growing up. I would research on medical data — stuff that I wouldn’t really care about. Even researches on taking care of one’s teeth and fighting cavities were on my list.

Moi (Mommy Ginger) and my her daughter, Zeeka

That’s how I ended up as a mommy brand believer for Lotte Xylitol!

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

I went to the briefing for the Make it Zero Campaign of the Lotte Xylitol Gum. During the briefing, I learned a lot from the invited speakers (dentists from the Philippine Dental Association), Dr. Fina Lopez and Dr. Angelo Fernandez. They were also joined by Mr. Soi Kitaguchi GM of Lotte Confectionery Pilipinas Corp and Therese Reyes of Lotte.

Soi Kitaguchi GM of Lotte Confectionery Pilipinas Corp, Dr. Fina Lopez, Therese Reyes of Lotte and Dr. Angelo Fernandez

Soi Kitaguchi GM of Lotte Confectionery Pilipinas Corp, Dr. Fina Lopez, Therese Reyes of Lotte and Dr. Angelo Fernandez

Dr. Fina Lopez, DMD

Dr. Fina Lopez, DMD

Soi Kitaguchi, GM Lotte Confectionery Pilipinas Corp.

Soi Kitaguchi, GM Lotte Confectionery Pilipinas Corp.

Therese Reyes, Marketing Manager of Lotte

Therese Reyes, Marketing Manager of Lotte

Dr. Angelo Fernadez, DMD,FCID

 

I learned that Lotte Xylitol is the first dental health gum in the Philippines and the only dental health gum  (I didn’t even know that a ‘dental gum’ existed) recognized by the Philippine Dental Association (PDA). It’s called a dental health gum because it contains more than 50% Xylitol, which helps reduce cavity-causing bacteria. These bacteria feeds on Xylitol, but since it isn’t sugar, these bacteria die. Xylitol also increased saliva flow that maintains the pH levels in the mouth. With this, it creates acids that stops demineralization or the dissolving of the tooth enamel which results in tooth decay. Xylitol stops plaque and dental cavities by 80%.

It also helps remove food particles that may be left behind in the mouth and helps remove stubborn tartar on teeth surfaces by promoting chewing action. It is effective in avoiding common dental problems such as bad breath and tooth decay. There are many positive effect of chewing a Lotte Xylitol Gum but of course, you still need to brush your teeth, floss, gargle and visit the dentist regularly.

The Make it Zero Campaign

I am part of the Make it Zero Campaign of Lotte Xylitol. Make it Zero is a campaign that encourages everyone, especially Filipino parents to commit to achieve zero cavities for them and their kids. The program does not only aim to increase awareness by educating parents through the school tours that Lotte Xylitol has been doing since 2009, but its aim is to encourage them to share their knowledge with their families and friends.

Soi Kitaguchi and the Xylitol Believers L-R seated Martine De Luna, Jackie Go and Frances Sales _ Standing Rowena Wendy Lei, Christine Dychiao,Ginger Arboleda and Fleur Sombrero

I am proud to be part of the Make it Zero campaign of Lotte Xylitol. The other wonderful mom bloggers with me in this campaign are (from left, standing) Rowena Wendy Lei of Animetric’s World, Tin Dychiao of Manila Fashion Observer, yours truly for MommyGinger.com, Fleur Sombrero of Mommy Fleur, (from left, seated) Martine de Luna of Dainty Mom, Lotte GM Soi Kitaguchi, Jackie Go of Go Jackie Go!, and France Sales from MommyTopaz with son, Iñigo.

I’ll be posting more information that you can share with your friends soon! 🙂 For those who are interested in trying out this dental health gum, Lotte Xylitol is available in bottles and blister packs, and comes in three exciting flavors: Blueberry Mint, Fresh Mint, and Lime Mint (my favorite is Blueberry Mint!). Lotte Xylitol is reasonably priced and can be found in leading supermarkets and drugstores across the Philippines. For more information, visit http://www.lottexylitolgum.com/.