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.

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  1. Liked n Watermelon or Bubblegum Trident is what we chew thx :)

  2. Liked the Facebook page. My favorite is the strawberry citrus layers.

  3. Katie Oski says:

    I liked your facebook page and my favorite gum would have to be watermelon

  4. The best thing about Trident is the kids think it’s the same thing as having candy ;) Shhhhh

  5. Mine chew gum occasionally. When they do, they generally go with a fruit flavor.

  6. Liked your facebook page! My fav is strawberry :)

  7. ryan conklin says:

    liked it. my favorite flavor is lime

  8. Sharon Cummins says:

    I liked your Facebook page. I really like the fruit flavors and Spearmint

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Like on Facebook. Love original trident

  12. I prefer my kids to chew this brand, I like that the flavor lasts too!

  13. 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.

  14. beth dunlavy hoppe says:

    like of facebook and i love bubble gum

  15. I’m amazed at how many people don’t take their kids to the dentist. It’s sad and just leads to failure and bad habits. Great tips!

    BTW – Liked Trident on FB

  16. Yum, love Trident!! Great tips. I am a chain-gum-chewer even now as an adult.

  17. Crystal Young says:

    I like Trident on facebook and Watermelon Trident is what we chew thanks:)

  18. 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.

  19. I liked Trident on Facebook and I would love to try some of their new flavor combinations.

  20. we are a trident family here. sugar free all the way!! i’m a bubblegum girl

  21. We love gum, it keeps our breath fresh and cuts down on snacking. Thanks for sharing all the tips from Trident

  22. jennifer wexler says:

    i liked trident on facebook and my favorite flavor is spearmint

  23. I love Trident brand because it is a trusted brand that has been around forever! My son likes to get the fruit flavors and I love the original mint.

  24. My kids love the fruit flavors. I am a bubble gum girl all the way. I love Trident!

  25. Tara Liebing says:

    I liked Trident and my favorite flavor is Strawberry twist.

  26. I’m doing things right. I follow these rules! I also chew Trident peppermint!

  27. I love trident gum. My kids always steal it from me! :)

  28. Yes, they sure do love their bubble gum! Trident is a favorite.

  29. Helen Marie Jones says:

    I liked Trident on Facebook. My favorite flavor is bubble gum.

  30. Love Trident gun! It’s one of my favorites!

  31. Virginia Rowell says:

    Liked Trident on facebook and my favorite flavor is spearmint.

  32. I like them on facebook and I like strawberry flavored gum

  33. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I liked Trident and my fav flavor is cherry or strawberry.

  34. I love this! My kids chew it and think it’s a fun treat! And it’s helping them too!

  35. lissa crane says:

    I liked Trident on FB and the watermelon gum sounds the best to me!

  36. I like Trident on FB. I love the Tropical flavor.

  37. gayle gildehaus says:

    facebook liked and I prefer spearmint

  38. liked on fb as CindyWindy Blogs and my favorite flavor of gum is speariment.

  39. I like Trident on Facebook – and real life, too! :D I always have a pack in my purse in case I can’t brush after a meal. My favorite flavor is strawberry or orange.

  40. Danielle Papsis says:

    Liked on Facebook. Spearmint

  41. Starla Bates says:

    I liked Trident! I love the original mint flavor!

  42. Crystal Morton says:

    I liked it on Facebook and tropical is my favorite.

  43. my favorite flavor is Bubble Gum

  44. I like you Trident on Facebook

  45. It’s good to know I’m doing things right for my teeth after reading this.

  46. Great tips! I have loved Trident for many years. :)

  47. Samantha Kelley says:

    Liked on FB, my favorite is watermelon.

  48. I liked Trident on Facebook Name Julie Wood
    My favorite flavor is Trident Watermelon Twist.

  49. I haven’t really thought much about my kids needing to floss. I should pick up some floss sticks for them!

  50. My boys would love anything that suggest they should chew gum lol.

  51. 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!

  52. I don’t chew gum like I used to, but I always pick up their good when I’m in the mood for some gum.

  53. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I like Trident on facebook, and my favorite flavor of gum is watermelon!

  54. I never leave the house without my Trident!

  55. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    we only use sugar free gum here

  56. My daughter ADORES gum, but swallows it, so I only let her have a piece or two.

  57. Liked and the kids love the Trident Strawberry Twist Gum.

  58. I like Trident on FB. My favorite flavor is Cinnamon. The kids love the Watermelon Twist.

  59. Laura Jacobson says:

    I like Trident on Facebook and love the Tropical Twist Trident gum!

  60. Liked Trident FB page and my all time fave flavor is spearmint. I enjoy the new flavors but

  61. tanya holland says:

    I liked Trident on FB. I like strawberry.

  62. Debra Hall says:

    facebook fan of trident i like spearmint

  63. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

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

  64. I like trident on facebook and my favorite flavor gum is bubble gum.thanks

  65. liked on facebook and watermelon is my fave

  66. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Already a Trident fan on FB! I love cinnamon gum!

  67. liked on facebook and favorite flavor is bubble gum

  68. natalie yeoman says:

    i liked trident on facebook and my favorite flavor is cinnamon

  69. I Like Trident on facebook.
    My favorite flavor is the Trident Original Flavor.
    Thank you!

  70. I like Trident on facebook and my favorite flavor is spearmint.

  71. Katie Bellamy says:

    Liked on Facebook! My favorite is Bubblegum!

  72. kimberly bhatti says:

    i liked the page and love cinnamon

  73. I’m a Trident fan on Facebook (Lisa Li). My kids love chewing gum…we like Strawberry Twist

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