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