Everyone’s teeth and gums are going to be subjected to quite a challenging season what with the several get-together and parties happening this month.
Oral healthcare advocates for Gumtect Doug and Chesca Kramer share how important it is that they take care of their teeth and gums, so they don’t miss out on any “foodie moments” when they celebrate the holidays with their family and friends.
“Despite our busy schedules, we enjoy the gatherings and reunions to relax and catch up over food,” says Doug. “I have a really sweet tooth, and I enjoy having conversations over dessert, but for me to be able to just enjoy the food, I also make sure these -ber months are ‘care months’ for my gums and teeth so there’s no hassle of gum problems.”
Doug advocates oral care with the use of Gumtect Gum Care toothpaste, which works to promote healthy gums, protect against harmful mouth bacteria, and moisturize and strengthen the gums.
As for Chesca, her already hectic schedule as a mom can only get busier with holiday activities. She shares that with her sensitive teeth, she needs to take care of her gums so pangingilo (dental hypersensitivity) doesn’t get in the way of her indulging in her favorite holiday dishes with her loved ones.
According to a study in 2011 by the National Monitoring and Evaluation Dental Survey, 48 percent of Filipinos suffer from some form of gum disease. Receding gums are often accompanied with tooth sensitivity.
Commonly caused by wearing of the thin outer covering of the tooth (enamel), over-brushing, acidic food, and gum receding, dental hypersensitivity begins when the inner part of the tooth is uncovered. This results in a brief yet sharp sensation in the tooth.
Dr. JV Jaurigue, external vice president of the Philippine Society of Periodontology, stresses the importance of proper oral care. “Oral care is essential to our health. Rather than dealing with complications and difficulties of gum diseases, it is better to prevent them from happening,” he advises.
Chesca recommends using Gumtect Sensitive toothpaste and Gumtect Sensitive mouthwash as they are specially formulated with Dynamic Desensitizing System that helps relieve tooth sensitivity.