Lotte Xylitol Wish Upon A Smile (Promo)

I love surprises! When I was little, I used to look forward to Christmas. I loved Christmas since every year, Santa would give me a lot of gifts. I would write a letter and leave it under our Christmas tree and I would get a lot of presents from him come Christmas day. Most of the things I asked for in my letter were given to me and most of my wishes would come true during this season. Well, they still do (even if Santa doesn’t give gifts to ‘mommies and daddies’), so I still love this time of the year. This year, Lotte Xylitol Gum will be granting several wishes in the hope of spreading more smiles this Christmas.

Lotte Xylitol Wish Upon A Smile Promo

Lotte Xylitol Wish Upon A Smile Promo

Lotte Xylitol Gum will be launching the Wish Upon A Smile promo. The promo will start on November 9 and each week, Lotte Xylitol will be making one wish come true until we reach Christmas day.

To participate, just submit a photo of you and your child showing off your best smiles. Then answer the question: What will make your Child smile this Christmas? (Include #XylitolSmile in your answer)
*Complete Mechanics below

Xylitol Smile


The contest will run from Nov. 9, 2013 to Dec. 27, 2013.

The contest is open to all moms and dads with a child who is 5-10 years old, living in the Philippines.


A. Registration

Like the official Facebook brand page of Lotte Xylitol Gum to submit contest entries through

B. Photo Uploading:
1. Lotte Xylitol Gum will reveal seven (7) different themes for seven (7) weeks; one theme per week. As a participating parent, you can choose from the themes.

a. Week 1: Something your child can play with (Toys)
b. Week 2: Something your child can wear (Apparel)
c. Week 3: Something sporty (Sports/Outdoor Equipment/Class)
d. Week 4: Something your child can read (Reading Materials/Books)
e. Week 5: Something your child can learn from (Educational Trips e.g. Mind Museum Pass)
f. Week 6: Something fun (Games/Recreational Activities e.g. Active Fun Pass)
g. Week 7: Something techy (Gadgets)

2. Post a photo of you and your child on the Lotte Xylitol Facebook fan page, showing off your best smiles.
3. For the photo caption, creatively answer the question: “What would make your child smile this Christmas?” then add the hashtag: #XylitolSmile.

Sample Entry:
This Christmas, my child’s wish is to hava new doll. That will surely make my little Annie smile! #XylitolSmile
– Lotte Xylitol Mommy Mimi

4. Photos must be in jpg format (at least 1 MB in size; preferably cropped into square shape, 500×500 pixels).
5. All submitted entries will be subject to screening and approval. Approved entries can be viewed on the Lotte Xylitol Gum Facebook Gallery.
6. Lotte Xylitol Gum reserves the right to reject images that are obscene, inappropriate, and does not conform to the rules and regulations of the
contest mechanics. Lotte Xylitol Gum’s decision is final.

*NOTE: You must own the rights to all the photos that you’ve submitted.

C. Judging of Winners
1. Last day of submission for all photo entries is at 11:59pm of Dec. 27, 2013.
2. All entries will be reviewed and judged by the Lotte Xylitol Gum panel following the criteria stated below.

Photo – 40%
Caption – 40%
Creativity – 20%
TOTAL – 100%

3. Scores to be provided by the Lotte Xylitol Gum Judging Panel will be final.
4. Top entries will be shortlisted and will be judged further by the Lotte Xylitol Gum panel.
5. Two (2) entries will be declared as the winners of the week. Then the top five (5) will receive consolation prizes per week.

The following prizes will be awarded to the weekly winners:
– Two (2) Winners: Prize will depend on the theme and on the participant’s wish.
– Five (5) Lucky Participants: Lotte Xylitol Gum Gift Packs and Gift Certificates.

1. Winners will be announced on the following dates.
– November 25, Monday at 3pm
– December 2, Monday at 3pm
– December 9, Monday at 3pm
– December 16, Monday at 3pm
– Devember 23, Monday at 3 pm
– December 30, Monday at 3pm

2. Winners will be announced on the Lotte Xylitol Gum Facebook Brand Page.
3. Winners will also be notified via their email addresses.

1. Winners from Metro Manila can claim their prize at the Republika Worldwide office at Warehouse 16, La Fuerza Compound, Pasong Tamo,
Makati City on weekdays from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
2. Prizes of the winners from provincial areas will be delivered to their respective residences or given mailing address.
3. Winners must present the email notification that they won the contest, Two (2) Valid IDs of mother or father, and child’ s birth certificate in claiming their prizes. (Valid IDs consist of Company ID, SSS ID, School ID, Credit card with Picture, Driver’s License, Passport, and Senior Citizen’s ID.)
4. Winners who cannot personally claim their prize can send a representative. The representative must present the following: Winner’s email notification, authorization letter from the winner, two (2) valid IDs of the winner, Child’s birth certificate, and one (1) valid ID of the representative to claim the prize.
5. All prizes not claimed whin sixty (60) days after receipt of email notification will be forfeited.
6. Prizes are not convertible to cash or other goods. Prizes are transferable.

1. Lotte Xylitol Gum reserves the right to use all submitted photos in its website or in materials directly related to Lotte Xylitol Gum’s various campaigns.
2. Employees of Lotte Pilipinas, its affiliates, its advertising or promotion agencies, packaging suppliers, and their spouses and relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity are not qualified to join this promo. All winners will be notified via email, and Facebook announcements.
Make your wishes come true this season! We’d love to see that smile so join now!

Mommy, can I see your smile? Can you smile for me... huh... huh?!

Mommy, can I see your smile? Can you smile for me… huh… huh?!

*Full Disclosure: Mommy Ginger is a Lotte Xylitol Gum Brand Believer! (What can I say! I love and believe in the brand!)

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

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, 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