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The Chew On Oral Health Tips + Trident Gum Giveaway

This post is sponsored by the Mom It Forward Blogger Network on behalf of Trident. All opinions expressed are my own. Get the chew on oral health tips, in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check out these tips for good oral health.

Dental health is something that should be at the top of our list, especially in helping our children understand the importance of good dental hygiene. Some of us are more prone to cavities and gum disease despite our efforts in brushing and flossing. Those people must be constantly vigilant in taking care of their mouths. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which makes this the perfect time to establish good oral health habits. 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. Trident gum, the first national sugar-free gum in the US, is a one of the leading sugar-free gums offering benefits to consumers who are concerned about their oral care. In fact, Trident sugar-free gum has been helping Americans maintain good oral health hygiene for 50 years! Because of Trident’s relationship with oral disease prevention services, they make a great source for some oral health tips.

Here’s the chew – gum shouldn’t be considered just a treat. There are some necessary elements to chewing gum. Now that you all know I’ve been dieting for a while let me fill you in on some of the benefits of gum.

  • First and foremost, gum is a safety feature in social situations when one has diet breath. Even if you are not dieting, gum can save you (and your friends) from awkward garlic and onion breath.
  • Secondly, gum helps clean the teeth after eating, when it is not feasible to brush. 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 have also found chewing gum can cut down on heartburn and acid reflux, because the saliva created is a natural acid reducer.
  • Third – as a dieter, going to the movies or watching a movie at home presents a slight problem. The moment I walk into the movie theater and smell the delicious butter-y goodness of movie popcorn, I immediately arm myself with my sugar-free gum so I don’t succumb to temptation. Major lifesaver for the dieter! 

Now for some tips on just how to take care of you and your children’s teeth – straight from Trident:

  • 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?

To learn more about Trident visit their facebook page. Before you go, we can get one reader on their way to better health (and safer breath) with a Trident gum giveaway. The winner will receive 12 packages of Trident Gum – ARV $15. Giveaway will end at 11:59pm PT on 3/7. To enter fill out the form below.

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