23 October 2013

The Road to a Beautiful Smile: One Dental Care's Dental Health Tips for Children

Last month, I finally had LB's teeth checked by a dentist. I know, I know -- it should be a yearly thing. I regretted that, don't worry. My procrastination and negligence led to LB's carious front tooth. I used to blame her nannies (who used to take care of her when I was still a corporate slave) for not doing their jobs. I used to blame her formula milk for having too much sugar. I used to blame my husband's genes for having chalky teeth. But yeah, what the heck, I am to blame! Thank God I'm now a full-time SAHM -- no more excuses. In fact, I'm blessed with time and yay, blog sponsors! I was mentally jumping up and down when I got a message from Dr. Rio Lico of One Dental Care saying that she's interested to work with ze cyber palace. 

LB had oral prophylaxis and fluoride varnish. It was nerve-wracking for the father, who's not that comfortable around dentists (seriously Beb, even with as beautiful as Dr. Rio? Hihi). Oh well, aside from the usual kalikutan a 5-year-old kid has, it was not stressful to make my girl sit and have her teeth inspected.

Dr. Rio Lico's clinic, being new and modern, is very clean and cozy. Anyway, after cleaning LB's teeth, she shared with me these tips that I could share with you, my dear royal mommy friends.
  • As soon as the first tooth erupts, cleaning is recommended (use gauze pad wrapped around the index finger). 
  • Bottle feeding of milk should be avoided during bedtime especially after brushing, but milk can be replaced by water.
  • Follow proper brushing techniques: 
  1. Position the brush with bristles angled toward the gum crevice; 
  2. The brush is then moved towards the biting/chewing surface (circular motion is also acceptable);
  3. Be sure to apply a gentle scrubbing motion;
  4. Clean the front, back, chewing surfaces of the teeth and also include the tongue.
King Rhambo, like a prairie dog. Hihi
  • Routine dental check up is advised (twice a year) wherein: 
  1. Fluoride is applied;
  2. Sealants are placed on newly erupted teeth located at the back of the mouth; 
  3. Early assessment of each tooth for possible presence of cavity and examination of the rest of the oral tissues as well.
  • If possible, avoid consumption of sugar that is easily retained in the tooth surface and these are:
  1. Candies
  2. Chocolates
  3. Cakes
  4. Cookies
  5. Muffins
Sadly, these are the yummiest of all to eat, especially when you are a kid (and kids-at-heart would agree with me, too). But hey, if you want a toothpaste commercial-worthy of teeth for your child, then I think these sweets must be avoided at all cost. Or be a vigilant in making them drink water afterwards, monitor their toothbrush session and yes, consult a dentist at least twice a year. 

ONE DENTAL CARE is located near Robinson's Metro East.

Unit 214 2nd Floor Park Place Building
Marcos Highway corner Vermont Park Subdivision
Antipolo, Rizal


Good news royalbelles, here's a real sweet deal! 

One Dental Care will be giving away five (5) gift certificates worth Php500 each to my royal readers. Here's what you need to do to join:
1. Like One Dental Care's Facebook fan page: CLICK HERE
2. Like Bebengisms Facebook fan page: CLICK HERE
3. Post a photo of your child in his/her best smile on my Facebook page's wall.
4. Include this caption: "I want (name of your child) to win a Php500 GC from @One Dental Care and @Bebengisms! #OneDentalCarexBebengisms" (make sure you tag us appropriately)
Deadline of submission of photos will be on November 6th, Wednesday. Winners will be determined through my and Dr. Rio Lico's combined scores (50% from her, 50% from me). Gift certificates can be claimed at One Dental Care clinic. Keep calm and smile! ♔


Dr. Rio decided to choose all 7 entries to each have Php500 worth of GC from One Dental Care. Yay! You can claim your prize at the clinic, so better if you send her a message now. You may do so at her Facebook fan page or email her at rio_lico@yahoo.com to set an appointment. Congratulations, royalties. :)


  1. I hope my little girl, Alyssa Ashley, win to help her maintain her beautiful pearly white teeth.