Happy Mother’s Day, Iná…

May 12th, 2012 by

Whenever I look at Iná, my mother – Yolly Peñaflor-Rodil – I feel a huge tingle of pride run through my entire body. Why? Because she and I personify the cliché, “Like mother, like daughter.” Indeed, in so many ways, … Continue reading

Birthday Prayer

March 19th, 2012 by

Hey, guys! I’d like to share a secret. It’s my birthday today – March 20. But, no, I won’t tell you my age. That’s a lady’s prerogative. Besides, don’t you know that my age is a national security concern? Kidding … Continue reading

Thank You, Lord!

March 19th, 2012 by

The Alumni Association of Sta. Cruz Institute where I graduated from high school is having a grand reunion and yours truly has been chosen as one of the honorees to receive an award. I am flattered but, at the same … Continue reading

Moriones Festival – A Must-Try Marinduque Marvel

March 14th, 2012 by

Want to go to the heart of the Philippines? Yes, this summer, you can actually go to the heart of the country – which is Marinduque. Not only is this island province shaped like a heart, it is also strategically … Continue reading

10 Commandments of Communication in Marriage

March 7th, 2012 by

People sometimes come up to me and say I am blest to have a successful relationship with my husband. Well, actually, the key is communication – which is a tall order because, like most men, my Boss Alvin is a … Continue reading

10 Commandments for a Happy Marriage

February 16th, 2012 by

Yes, it is the day of hearts, the season of love, the time for affirming and validating love and marriage! There is no such thing as a perfect marriage. What appears like one is actually the product of commitment and … Continue reading

The Website Adventure

January 29th, 2012 by

Do you know that this website took more than half a year to do? It has been an adventure alright. There were moments of exhilaration, then frustration, then hopefulness, then disappointment, then… And finally, it is finished – and I … Continue reading

Christmas Message

January 5th, 2012 by

As we celebrate Christmas, sometimes, the things that go with the celebration distract us from the meaning of the season. This Christmas, Dental Focus Center for Cosmetic & Orthodontic Dentistry enjoins one and all to seek the true substance and … Continue reading

How to have a killer Smile?

December 20th, 2011 by

Many people come to Dental Focus not because they have a toothache needing immediate attention but because they want to improve the way they look. Generally, they want to have a better smile – the killer smile. To have the … Continue reading

Of Stars and Friends

December 20th, 2011 by

In the handful of years since we opened our first Dental Focus clinic located along Molino Rd. in Bacoor, Cavite, we have established the distinction of being dentist to the stars. Indeed, we have a long list of movie celebrities … Continue reading


.Massage Method’ Quadruples Protection Against Tooth Decay

April 11th, 2012 by

(ScienceDaily) — Do you really want to avoid cavities in your teeth? Try massaging them with a high-fluoride toothpaste after lunch. “Rubbing toothpaste onto your teeth increases the fluoride protection by 400%,” says Anna Nordström, dentist, PhD and researcher at … Continue reading

After-Whitening Diet

December 20th, 2011 by

(HealthDay News)— Eating certain foods and avoiding others can help keep your teeth white after you’ve used an at-home whitening kit or had cosmetic bleaching, an expert says. “For many individuals who have had good results with either dentist-directed or … Continue reading

Dental Cleanings Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

December 20th, 2011 by

ScienceDaily — Professional tooth scaling was associated with fewer heart attacks and strokes in a study from Taiwan presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2011. Among more than 100,000 people, those who had their teeth scraped and cleaned … Continue reading

Acidic Foods Cause Destruction

December 20th, 2011 by

ScienceDaily — Fruit, yogurt, citric and soft drinks, may seem like harmless snacks and beverages, but improper consumption and overuse may lead to devastating and permanent damage to teeth. It’s known as tooth erosion, the break down of tooth structure … Continue reading

Root Beer, ‘Safest’ Soft Drink for Teeth?

December 20th, 2011 by

ScienceDaily — Exposing teeth to soft drinks, even for a short period of time, causes dental erosion—and prolonged exposure can lead to significant enamel loss. Root beer products, however, are non-carbonated and do not contain the acids that harm teeth, … Continue reading

Jaw Size Linked to Diet

December 20th, 2011 by

Could Too Soft a Diet Cause Lower Jaw to Stay Too Short and Cause Orthodontic Problems? ScienceDaily — New research from the University of Kent suggests that many of the common orthodontic problems experienced by people in industrialised nations is … Continue reading

What is Diastema?

December 20th, 2011 by

Diastema is a term used to describe a gap between two teeth. Many celebrities have a diastema including Madonna, Eddie Murphy, Jack Black, Lauren Hutton, Amelia Earheart, and Willie Nelson. For some people, a diastema makes their smile unique, and … Continue reading

Bone Fractures Can Be Predicted By Dental X-Rays

December 20th, 2011 by

It is now possible to use dental X-rays to predict who is at risk of fractures, reveals a new study from researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy reported in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology. In a previous study, researchers from the University of … Continue reading

New Fluorescent Imaging Sorts Microbiome In Human Mouth

December 20th, 2011 by

New fluorescent labeling technology that distinguishes in a single image the population size and spatial distribution of 15 different taxa has uncovered new taxon pairings that indicate unsuspected cooperation — and standoffishness — between members of the microbe biofilm that … Continue reading