This post on Trident has been compensated for. While some points mentioned above are from Trident, thoughts expressed are my own.
Oral care is kind of a big deal and it all starts with teaching kids when they’re young so they can grow up with good oral hygiene and healthy mouths. I remember when I was little going on one of those bushes that teaches about proper brushing and flossing and my mom sitting with me while brushing my teeth to make sure I was doing a good job and getting all the sugar bugs out. Now that I have kids I follow the same practices – brushing when they wake up, mouthwash, and my 3 year old is starting to floss. At 3 she’s mastered brushing her teeth on her own and knows it needs to be done when she wakes up and before bed. As an adult I brush daily, but I am awful about flossing. When I’m out and about I like to chew sugarless Trident gum to help freshen my breath, clean my teeth and to help fight cavities throughout the day.
Did you know Trident Gum is the first national sugar-free gum in the US and is a leader in providing oral health benefits to consumers? In fact, Trident sugar-free gum has been helping Americans maintain good oral health hygiene for 50 years. They’re sugar-free gum offers oral care benefits for when life keeps you on the move, and it has been shown to help fight cavities. This year, Trident is celebrating their 10-year partnership with Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America program (SAA), which provides oral disease prevention services for at-risk children who are underserved due to issues of poverty. In 2004, Trident provided funding to launch SAA, and to-date has donated more than $2.5 million to support the program, which has impacted more than 2,000,000 children.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Trident wants to share oral health tips* to keep the pearly whites of those young (and young at heart) healthy and happy all year long:
Brush 2Min (2X) – It’s best for kids to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, 2 times a day for healthier teeth, good breath and fewer cavities.
Children 2 or older should always use fluoride toothpaste.
Visit a Dentist – Kids and parents should visit a dentist regularly starting no later than age 1.
Floss – Kids should clean between their teeth once a day with floss to remove plaque and food where a brush can’t reach.
Children as young as 2 can floss if their teeth are touching.
Fluoride – Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter and can occur naturally in some water and food sources. Did you know that to help protect teeth from cavities fluoride is added to dental products like toothpaste?
Chew Sugar-Free Gum – Chewing sugar-free gum, like Trident, helps keep teeth clean after eating and between brushing. In fact, chewing Trident sugar-free gum after eating stimulates saliva flow, which helps reduce the risk of cavities by reducing plaque acids, removing debris and strengthening teeth.
I find myself skipping flossing sometimes as well. I know gum wouldn't fix it, but could at least get out some particles after meals...
Thursday 27th of February 2014
I didn't realize that chewing gum stimulates saliva flow, which helps reduce the risk of cavities by reducing plaque acids, removing debris and strengthening teeth. I guess as long as it's sugar-free then it really isn't that harmful for your teeth.
Wednesday 26th of February 2014
This is the only gum I like. Have a bunch of packs of cinnamon and I chew it when I go for a run. Only once I almost choked, but otherwise it gives me a sense to wake up and I like That I am not damaging my teeth while I run.
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