Thursday, November 29, 2018

GUMTECT Food Trek Adventure : A Day To Remember Reminding Us to Take Care Of Our Gums and Teeth

When you hear Maginhawa what comes first to your mind? FOOD! Yes, a street full of exciting food to explore. Last week, me together with my fellow foodie bloggers took the challenge called Gumtect Food Trek. It was a mouth-full adventure. A food crawl with a twist of unexpected challenges that surprised us all. 

I was actually clueless as to how our adventure will go. Then we were given a short orientation and divided us into 5 groups to work together as a team. Each group consist of 4-5 members. I got in to green team with great fighting spirit!

First Stop at Gerry's Jeepney, a quite interesting place to dine in. They offer delicious Filipino dishes in small or  big amount of serving. They serve big meals for boodle fight as well. Inside Gerry's Jeepney, you can have a unique experience of having your meal inside their themed jeepney. 

After our first meal, Dr. JV Jaurigue, External Vice President of the Philippine Society of Periodontology, talked about the connection of gum health with overall health and stressed 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 shared.

According to a study in 2011 by the National Monitoring and Evaluation Dental Survey, 48% 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, pangingilo or dental hypersensitivity begins when the inner part of the tooth is uncovered. This results to an oh-so-familiar brief yet sharp sensation of tooth sensitivity.

Gumtect Brand Marketing Manager, Atria Casidsid also talked about how Gumtect Gumcare and Gumtect Sensitive are especially formulated to help promote healthy gums so that gum problems won’t get in the way of holiday fun.


For this first food trip we had the all-time favourite Sinigang Salmon sa Miso, Pusit ala Pobre, and Chicken Inasal/BBQ. Of course, my young foodie daughter loved the Salmon Sinigang, her very favorite sour soup-based viand. It's like our early lunch.I almost got full with this first meal.

This Mais Con Hielo Challenge gave me so much reason to  care more about my teeth. This challenge may look easy for those who are watching. But it's not! After having hot meals, switching to this cold cup of desserts can cause you pangingilo if your teeth are not healthy.Though it's not the pangingilo that bothered me in this game. It's the crushed ice that hindered my speed to finish. Good thing Tito Ted  of and Mars of did it real fast. Still, it was fun!

Second Stop at SORU IZAKAYA, serving a fusion of traditional and modern Japanese cuisine. I already got excited upon the entrance because I love ramen. I thought that they will serve it for sure. And they did!

With this challenge, only 4 members were asked to play the game of finishing the Ramen noodles as fast as we can. The thing here, it's not just the regular ramen, it's a spicy one, Tantanmen! Imagine the challenge of eating noodles for a race is quite a challenge to me. Sip the Noodle Challenge, was truly a challenge! Well, we're the 2nd finisher!

From the first challenge of finishing a cold cup of Mais Con Yelo to sipping a hot spicy ramen already tested my teeth and gum condition. This event is like an eye-opener to me, to always take care of our gum and teeth especially for the holidays. 


At the second food crawl the Kramers came in to share with us their story as oral healthcare advocates for Gumtect.  Doug and Chesca Kramer shared 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 friends and family.

“Despite our busy schedules, we enjoy the gatherings and reunions to relax and catch up over food,” shared 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 ensure to make these -ber months 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, protects against harmful mouth bacteria, and moisturizes and strengthens the gums.

As for Chesca, her already hectic schedule as a mom can only get busier with holiday activities with her kids on the horizon. She shared that with her sensitive teeth, she needs to take care of her gums so pangingilo doesn’t get in the way of her indulging in her favorite holiday dishes with her loved ones.

Kramers reminded us to “make the ‘Ber months Care months for our oral health, especially for our teeth and gums. With the help of Gumtect, we won’t miss out on a single foodie moment this holiday season!”

Third StopThe Round Robin Cafe, they offer desserts and pastries where you can find simply irresistible treats that can definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. This time they served us the Keylime Pie, Double Fudge Chocolate Cake, and Lemon Square.I got my new favorite here, the Keylime Pie. While my young foodie indulged with the Double Fudge Chocolate Cake.

For this third food crawl, we took the Gumtect Trivia Challenge. I missed talking photos of us because it was like a riot. Clues were hidden around the Cafe and the chaos begins. Everyone's excited to be the first one to give their answer. It was by points system. I think we got 3 correct answers with our team.

Gumtect Gumcare is the only gum care toothpaste with GUMSHIELD+ which contains Allantoin, which improves the condition of the gums, Vitamin E, which moisturizes gums and Triclean, which reduces the formation of plaque and shields against harmful mouth bacteria while Gumtect Sensitive has a Dynamic Desensitizing System that helps relieve sensitive teeth. Both Gumtect Sensitive and Gumtect Gumcare also have Active Anti-Cavity Protection that ensures fresh breath and strong teeth enamel.

Fourth Stop, at The KA-Pe DIY,a Filipino Coffee Shop where you can enjoy your own type of coffee plus the provided old Pinoy games like, Sungka, Dama and more. This time capping our food crawl with iced coffee. I'm not even a coffee fan but I have do it for the love of my team. And we got the 2nd place again. The Iced-Coffee Relay Challenge!

Thanks to Cristelle Torres of for taking our photo for this last challenge. My photographer/foodie got so busy watching the Pinoys game available inside the cafe.

Yes, we Filipinos love to eat, and the holidays are definitely no exception especially with my family! With Christmas get-togethers and parties dotting our calendars, are our teeth and gums ready to take on the challenge of non-stop eating and drinking?

Today is another day to remember, discovering that oral care is really important especially to foodies like us. To enjoy the food tripping, a healthy gum and teeth is a must. Good thing, GUMTECT had it covered for us!   

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