This post is brought to you by Lotte Xylitol.
After all the candies and chocolates and desserts and ice cream and general carbo-and-sugar loading that happened in the last month, I'm feeling really gross!
So our first health checkup of the year is with the dentist. We're trying out MetroDental this year since the dentist we like—this guy with the lightest hands in the world—moved his clinic to we don't know where. Anyway, I had my teeth checked and my X-rays done before I got pregnant and, while my teeth are nice and strong and clean, I was told I needed to have a wisdom tooth removed (uh oh) and braces put in because my teeth have all moved. I actually didn't need a dental expert to tell me that. I know my teeth have moved. I see gaps between my teeth and they are widening. But since I'm pregnant, I'll have to have all these procedures done later this year. Sigh!
Vince is going tomorrow and then we'll bring the kiddies a bit later. According to Dr. Fina Lopez, the dentist who spoke at the last Xylitol event I attended as a brand ambassador, we parents should bring our kids to the dentist when there are no problems yet. That way, our kids will see the dentist as a friend. Usually, parents go when their kids' teeth are teeming with cavities and so of course the dentist goes in there and drills holes and slaps cement on and basically gives our kids nightmares. That is not a good way for the dentist-patient relationship to start!
When did you bring your kids to the dentist? I haven't brought mine although teeth experts say to bring them as soon as the first few teeth erupt.
Anyway, Lotte Xylitol, the yummy dental gum, provided us mommies a handy set of forms to help us keep track of the dental wellness of our kids' teeth. There are four downloadable forms:
1. The Teeth Care Chart is a weekly checklist that can help you track and ensure that your child gets to daily brush his teeth, floss and take Lotte Xylitol.
2. The Primary Teeth Tracker lets you monitor and record when your kid's baby teeth erupt and then subsequently lose.
3. The Permanent Teeth Tracker lets you monitor and record when your kid's permanent teeth start showing.4. The Dentist Appointment form helps you organize and record your child's visits to the dentist, which at the minimum should be twice a year.
Here are the forms I already downloaded and will print:
|My babies can't chew gum yet, though! But their toothpaste has Xylitol.|
You can get Lotte Xylitol's Dental Baby Downloads from this link: http://lottexylitolgum.com/download/
Have a great new year of healthy smiles!
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, visithttp://www.lottexylitolgum.com/.
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