Being pregnant changed my lifestyle drastically, I have to think about my health and also the baby. I can be such a worrywart these past few months from the water I drink, the foods I eat, and the activities I do. Doing this things are the first steps to show the little one inside me that mommy is after her welfare and will provide everything that’s best for her. Aside from nutrition, of course, material things in preparation for the baby are well taken care of. And I thought I got everything covered, until I got an invite from Lotte Xylitol and Philippine Dental Association (PDA) for a small talk about prenatal consumption of xylitol on pregnant women and children. Too bad I wasn’t able to go but they sent me PR materials worth sharing especially for pregnant mommies like me.
Fellow mommies, if you think you’re doing everything for your children by providing them good nutrition and giving them vitamins and supplements, think again. Have you thought about their dental health too? Here are some facts:
- Dental cavities can be transmitted through mother and child, or between those who are living in intimate contact with the child.
- Dental cavities can be prevented even before birth through xylitol consumption of the mother during pregnancy.
- Mutans Streptococci is the bacteria that is responsible for dental caries. It feeds on sugars from food and drinks such as milk, fruits, honey, preserves, candies, desserts and softdrinks.
With all the weird food cravings I’ve experienced, I won’t be surprised if my dental health suffered. For cavity prevention, experts advised taking 5 to 7 grams daily of xylitol after meals and sugary snacks. Lotte Xylitol is the first and only dental health gum in the Philippines to use 50% xylitol as sweetener. It also aids in stabilizing the PH levels in the mouth and in promoting re-mineralization of the teeth enamel.
For good oral health, proper toothbrushing, dental hygiene and a few chews of Lottle Xylitol chewing gum for pregnant women, children, and for everybody is a must!
Lotte Xylitol is available in three variants, Blueberry Mint, Fresh Mint, and Lime Mint in blister packs or bottles.