5 Great Oral Health Tips for Kids from Trident

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? I have partnered with Trident for a sponsored campaign through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network to share 5 great oral health tips for kids. 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. I was so impressed to learn that 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.

5  Great Oral Health Tips for Kids from Trident

In their mission to promote good oral healthcare, Trident is sharing some great oral health tips* from The Partnership for Healthy Mouths to keep the pearly whites of those young (and young at heart) healthy and happy all year long:

1) 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

2) Visit a Dentist
Kids and parents should visit a dentist regularly starting no later than age 1.

3) 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.

4) 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?

5) 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.

5  Great Oral Health Tips for Kids from Trident

I am so glad that chewing sugar-free gum, like Trident, helps keep teeth clean between brushing. The kids in my family seem to always be asking for a piece of gum. My son was a relentless bubble blower. And it never fails that on days when Grandma Laura and I pick up my nieces from school or drop them off at cheer practice, one of the first things I hear is “Do you have any gum?” – so I’ve learned to come prepared. It’s pretty much a given that Aunt Angela is going to have a couple packs of chewing gum in her purse. It’s nice to learn I’m actually doing something right and helping the kids keep their teeth clean!

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To learn more about oral health tips and Smiles Across America, visit: http://oralhealthamerica.org/programs/smiles-across-america/

For an even happier smile, try a variety of delicious Trident flavors including: Original, Spearmint, Tropical Twist and Bubble Gum. For more on Trident, visit: www.facebook.com/tridentgum

*The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives is a coalition of 36 leading organizations in the field of oral health. www.healthymouthshealthylives.org

**3/12 Update – Congrats to our giveaway winner Jennifer T.

Are your kids gum chewers?

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  1. says

    Because my daughter had orthodontia for so long (a total of almost 8 years) she is not a gum chewer. I chew when I fly, and prefer mint flavors.

  2. Jennifer T. says

    I like Trident on facebook under Jennie Aston Tilson. My favorite gum flavor is usually mint but Trident’s Cool Mint + Melon Fresco flavor looks good.

  3. says

    I like the trident layers gum. We are trying to improve our dental health this year, it’s nice to know we can still chew some types of gum.

  4. says

    WOOT! My kids do MOST of those oral health tips. Sometimes they forget the flossing and mouth wash. But I try to remind them often. We all LOVE Trident gum though. Only flavor we buy.

  5. says

    All three of my kids just got another cavity free report from the dentist last week. I was surprised to hear how impressed the dentist was with their oral hygiene when I always feel they never brush for an adequate amount of time!

  6. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    I liked Trident already and my favorite flavor of Trident is the original flavor. I chew it every day.

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