Full confession: I agreed to be a brand ambassador for Lotte Xylitol simply because I truly do like the chewing gum. It's sweet and leaves my mouth fresh. That's enough reason for me to love it. But I didn't realize that it's not just ordinary chewing gum, it's a dental gum! After the educational seminar we had on dental health and how Lotte Xylitol can prevent tooth decay, I am now so very proud to be endorsing this product because it is an amazing product!
Xylitol is a 100% natural sweetener derived from birch trees. Used as a sugar substitute, this sweetener is comparable to table sugar or sucrose, but with less calories! Plus, it's not the kind of sweetener that bacteria in the mouth feeds on—it's not sugar! Since bacteria feeds on sugar and since xylitol is not sugar, bacteria in the mouth starve. No bacteria, no acids form. No acids, no cavities! By chewing on two pellets of Lotte Xylitol four times a day, we can prevent tooth decay!
Animetric's World, Tin Dychiao of Manila Fashion Observer, Ginger Arboleda of Mommy Ginger, 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 me with Iñigo.
We're brand ambassadors because Lotte Xylitol wanted us to be part of their Make It Zero campaign. That's make it zero cavities, Philippines! You know why? Because studies have shown that 9 out of every 10 Filipino kids have cavities! That's horrifying, mommies and daddies!
The Make It Zero Program will increase awareness on oral health by educating parents at school tours and through blogs. By empowering us parents with this knowledge, we just might defeat cavities! Some of the things we learned at the talk were...
1. The importance of visiting the dentist before anything bad happens. This way, kids won't associate dentists with pain and blood and tears!
2. What kinds of food are the worst for our teeth. For example, chocolate vs cookies? You'll be surprised at the answer!
3. How to properly brush your teeth. And it's not how the toothpaste commercials tell you! This is so shocking!!!
I learned a lot about dental health, mommies! I'll write about those important lessons soon. It can super save your kids' teeth. And yours, too!
Lotte Xylitol dental health gum is available in bottles and blister packs, and comes in three exciting flavors: Blueberry Mint, Fresh Mint, and Lime 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/.