Just like every part of our body, our teeth can get dirty too. From eating too much sweets and drinking carbonated drinks to keeping bacteria-friendly toothbrushes, there are many causes for dirty teeth. 

However, cleaning your teeth can be just as easy as one-two-three. Floss first to remove bigger debris in between the teeth. Second, brush your teeth at least twice daily for two minutes each time. Third, don’t forget your tongue and brush this area clean too.

And to beef up your daily regimen even more, here are three teeth-cleaning partners to help maintain your pearly whites. First is a 12-hour anti-bacterial protection toothpaste to boost your teeth’s defense. Second is the right toothbrush that suits your cleaning needs. And of course, don’t forget to visit your dentist every six months for professional cleaning.

Remember, it’s easy to get our teeth dirty, but with a little effort, having clean teeth will become even easier.

How Clean Are Your Teeth?

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HP8233During the long and gloomy days of the rainy season, the weather is not the only thing that gets out of control—this also happens for your hair.

“Each time it rains, the air becomes thick with water and hair absorbs the excess humidity like a sponge, leading to brittle, stubborn frizzed hair,” explains RJ Buenaventura, General Manager for Philips Consumer Lifestyle.

He continues, “So, how can you keep your hair under control while keeping it healthy as well? Well, women will be glad to know that there are many ways to help their hair survive the dreaded monsoon months.”

Goodbye moisture, hello frizz-free hair

The rainy days call for a different hair care routine. Pia Umayam, Business Development Manager for Philips Consumer Lifestyle, says “the conditions during this time of the year require a few hair management tweaks.”

When it comes to shampooing, use a lightweight shampoo and conditioner that has ingredients like emollients, proteins, and silicone. According to Pia, “These products fill the gaps of your hair cuticles and lessen the chances of absorbing humidity.”

She adds, “Actually, the secret to keeping your hair from frizzing lies in how you blow dry it. Hair professionals recommend blowing it bone dry to prevent excess moisture. Afterwards, cooling your hair will ensure that the cuticles are closed, so water can’t sneak in.”

The Philips Thermoprotect Ionic Hairdryer is the perfect hair-grooming companion during the rainy season. Its innovative ionic conditioning uses charged negative ions to eliminate static on hair strands.

Pia says that this technology not only helps flatten the cuticles, but intensifies the hair’s glossiness and shine as well. She describes, “This hair dryer even has a cool shot feature that can help seal your hair cuticles.”

 Healthy, beautifully styled hair any season

Because the rainy season heightens the risk for hair damage, most hair experts advise to go easy on the styling. Pia explains, “Heat is another enemy of hair and using styling products can cause drastic damage to it.”

Still, she outlines, this is definitely not something that should stop women from styling their hair. According to Pia, this is simply a matter of using the right styling tools.
Going out in the rain with wet hair is a no-no, so dry it first with the Philips Hairdryer with ThermoProtect temperature feature that offers optimal drying to prevent overheating. With its powerful airflow, anyone can easily achieve the style they want minus the damage it typically comes with.

For those who prefer a simple and straight look, Philips Straighteners are the perfect styling partners to use. They have a ThermoGuard feature that prevents hair from being exposed to heat and ionic conditioning that tames frizz.

Pia adds, “Curls are never out of season and they can definitely add a twist to your look during the drab, dreary days. The Philips Conical Curler can help you get stunning but safe curls with its three curling-time options and an indicator that lets you know when your hair is already set.”

She concludes, “Of course, keeping your hair healthy should not be limited to the rainy season. Remember, your crowning glory is constantly exposed to various damaging factors, so make sure you have the right set of hair care tools to keep it at its best condition be it rain or shine.”

To know more about the products, log on to www.philips.com.ph or check our Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/PHILIPSDomesticAppliancesPhilippines. You can also call our customer hotline at (632) 6679000 if you are within Metro Manila or 1-800-10-7445477 if you are outside Metro Manila.
Last September 4, Trianon International held a health forum with guest speaker, Dra.Katherine Arupo-Reyes, an occupational medicine specialist talks about awareness for NAFLD and how to take care our liver. 

The liver is the largest glandular organ in the body and performs many vital functions to keep the body from toxins and harmful substances. It is a vital organ that supports nearly every organ in the body in some facet. Without a healthy liver, a person cannot survive.

In 2010, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or NAFLD prevalence in the Philippines is 17.2 percent. It is an abnormal accumulation of fat in the liver cells. It can be harmless, but sometimes it may cause the liver to swell. It is a common condition. The risk factors of NAFLD include Diabetes, Obesity, High fat diet, and certain medicines.

“The first line of treatment would depend on what is the cause. If the cause is obesity, definitely weight reduction and exercise should be recommended. Sometimes we will refer them to nutritionists for proper guidance. If he/she has fatty liver, SGPT and the SGOT is high, that’s the time we give hepatotrophic agents for whatever its worth”, said Dr. Jane Ricaforte-Campos, an internist-gastroenterologist.

One of the liver-protective supplements given to those with fatty liver is silymarin, a milk thistle from Europe and the United States. And with diabetes becoming prevalent, silymarin is now also being prescribed by physicians as a prophylaxis for progression of fatty liver to more severe forms of liver disease.

For more information, visit our website at www.trianon.com.ph
I never do an Outfit Of The Day (OOTD) before, even if until it becomes a trend. However, due to the insisting demand of some of my friends. I could do my own OOTD. Today, I'm a totally chick with this outfit. 

Black Tops is from TwenTeen; Black Shirts is from Esprit de Corp., Wedge Shoes from Kickers and accessories from Tiange, lols. 

Loving the spaghetti strapped tops from TwenTeen. I can partner it with any kind of shirts, mini shirts; pencil cut shirt and even with shorts and pants. It's very versatile and comfy. 

Posing here... posing there... It made me laugh at myself. Maybe this is the first and last. Promise will not do it again. Actually, I was just thinking maybe I should hire a good photographer. Anyway, thanks to my friend Rose Marie who never gave up taking pictures of me because it's my first time to do this frenzy, I don't know what to do, Hahaha.  

You can visit Twenteen High Fashion Ready-to-Wear Clothing at Unit AB-121, 2nd Level, New Fashion Village Tiendesitas. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TwenteenPH and check out their website at http://twenteen.com.ph/.

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What started with just an idea between four high school friends 9 years ago has now become one of the few Filipino brands that represent the best in the local shoe industry.

Sapato Manila is a household name amongst women who value quality, design and craftsmanship. Since 2006, The Power Plant Mall has been our home and this year, as we celebrate our 9th year in the business, and with more and more imported brands coming in, we decided that Sapato Manila needed to send a stronger message that we are here to stay.

Sapato Manila is now S A P A T O. The new name, logo, and store design would signify the brand's transformation. We wanted to make it feel fresh and current. It was also important for us to let our customers sense the change but at the same time to let them know that at its core is still the same brand that produces high quality Philippine handcrafted shoes with timeless designs. 

S A P A T O is also known for using real leather inside and out which makes our shoes comfortable and even more extraordinary. We are proud to be a shoe brand worn by many 
women who know what they want and deserve only the best.

S A P A T O is Filipino Luxury

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What started with just an idea between four high school friends 9 years ago has now become one of the few Filipino brands that represent t...