Friday, March 21, 2014

#Sponsored Trident Supports National Children's Dental Health Month #ncdhm

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We are all big on good oral hygiene at my house. I've been very lucky that all four of my children have never given me a hard time about brushing or flossing. In fact, they have all gotten excited about helping me pick out toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.  They have also all, at some point, purchased a pack of Trident (who hasn't, right?).

Trident Gum is well known, as well it should be since they have been helping Americans to maintain good oral health hygiene for the last 50 years! The first national sugar-free gum in the US, Trident has offered a way to help with oral benefits when life has kept you on the move, and it has been shown to help fight cavities as well!

This year, Trident is celebrating their 10-year partnership with Oral Health America’s Smiles Across Americprogram (SAA), which provides oral disease prevention services for at-risk children due to 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 people (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.

o    Visit a Dentist – Kids and parents should visit a dentist regularly starting no later than age one (1).

o    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 age (2) can floss if their teeth are touching.

o    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?

o    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.

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

·              To learn more about oral health tips and Smiles Across America, visit: 
     
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

Follow along or learn more about Trident here:
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127 comments:

  1. I am all for anything that helps cut the risk of cavities. I am a gum chewer as it is and now I am thinking that I should switch brands :)

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  2. My kids love Trident. They chew gum as much as I let them.

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  3. Great tips. I am preparing to take my daughter on her first dentist visit.

    Michelle F.

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  4. When I was growing up we didn't go to the dentist. I never went until after I was an adult. Not a good thing either. Love this post.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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  5. We always chew Trident. They have tasty flavors that my kids just love!

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  6. This is one of those things that I always have with me. I love Trident gum. Can't leave home without it. :)

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  7. I remember when Trident came out withthe slogan of thier gum making your teeth white. That was umpteen years ago, and I started buying it cause of that lol lol. My kids teeth were all good when they were home, but after growing up and moving out, hmmmmmm its like, moms not here anymore so I dont have to brush. LOL Only problem is they learned the hard way :(

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  8. I love Trident gum!! It is the only one who's flavour lasts and lasts!!

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  9. Flouride is added to our water supply too. Which I think is a very good thing.

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  10. We always chew sugar free gum - we like Trident The Triple Layer is all the type my hubby chooses

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  11. Trident is our favorite. Love the variety of flavors- they are all good.

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  12. We love Trident in our house! The original is my favorite :)

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  13. Fluoride a good thing hahaha riiight! But yeah good oral hygiene is a must indeed

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  14. We don't chew gum but thanks for the info

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  15. My daughter is two and we still use non-flouride toothpaste. She doesn't understand that she's not allowed to swallow her toothpaste yet. There is enough fluoride in the water that we drink - that when we go to the dentist, I request to NOT have the fluoride treatment. This has worked for me - no cavities for me or my kids.

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  16. we're sugar free gum chewers here :) I pay my kids or trade them for sugar gum if someone gives it to them.

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  17. Great tips. I had never realized that the chewing of gum might help fight cavities by helping encourage the production of saliva.

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  18. I need to get my son to floss more. I wonder if he'd like some sugar free gum - I know I do!

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  19. This is exactly why I allow my kids to chew Trident. Excellent tips.

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  20. Such a great cause. I definitely support it.

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  21. I actually avoid sugar in just about anything., So definitely gum! I can't even remember the last time I chewed sugar gum.

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  22. We prefer this brand gum in our home too!

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  23. I've never tried trident but they have a great program in promoting oral health.

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  24. We do love Trident here... Marc always has at least 3 different flavors at all times :)

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  25. Trident is a family favorite and always has been since childhood. So great of them to do this for others. Love their gum..

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  26. I have heard that chewing gum helps the teeth... I need to get my Little Man into doing this a bit since he just found out he has his second cavity:(

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  27. We love Trident Gum. I didn't know about their philanthropic side though. I think it is great they gave so much to Smiles Across America! Thank you for sharing. I have another reason to purchase this gum now.

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  28. My big girl is DYING to try gum. Cavity prevention may make her mother rethink my chewing gum ban :)

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  29. My son loves sugary chewing gum. I wish he would start eating xylitol gums, so I wouldn't have to worry about cavities.

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  30. Great tips! It's very important to instill dental habits from a very early age, so they become habitual. It's sometimes hard to persuade my little ones to brush, floss, and rinse, but I try!

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  31. I love Trident gum! Dental care is so important.

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  32. Great Tips - I have been teaching proper flossing my siblings because it is really important and they were enjoying it.

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  33. We Love Trident Always A Brand I Trusted & Very Generous Of Them To sponsor & Donate Like They Do!!

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  34. Trident is the only gum I give my kids. Love they have fun flavors for them.

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  35. Those are all great tips. Kids really need to learn better dental hygiene and learn it young!

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  36. I think all kids need to learn good dental hygiene, I think Trident is a great way to help kids clean their teeth when they are not able to brush after a meal

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  37. great hygiene is key, but i would only choose toothpaste that does not have Fluoride. my kids love chewing gum

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  38. My little ones love to brush their teeth and floss! I dont mind them having this habit!

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  39. I've always loved Trident gum and I love that they focus on the dental health of kids.

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  40. We show Trident and are all for brushing and flossing.

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  41. I'm a big Trident fan. I like having a piece between meals so as not to be tempted by the snack table at work.

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  42. My kids love Trident. I think dental routines are a great thing to start early!

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  43. Trident is a staple in our house to curb dieting hunger. The cinnamon flavored ones are our favorites.

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  44. We chew a lot of sugarless gum. Trident is one of my favorites, but recently we were told that even some gums have gluten. Turns out some of them have a starch that is derived from wheat. I did learn though that Trident is gluten free!!! http://www.tridentgum.com/textonly/faq

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  45. Clean teeth = happy and pretty smiles

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  46. It is important to get children to make good oral hygiene a habit while they are young because it will benefit them all their lives.

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  47. Oral health is very important! I started "brushing" my son's teeth at 8 months when his first tooth came in. I want him to get into the habit now, and it is important to clean baby teeth.

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  48. I have always encouraged and been on top of dental hygiene in our home. My daughter is in a great routine and she loves chewing sugar free gum. She sees it as a treat!

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  49. I'm not a gum chewer, but sometimes I get a craving for it. I'll have to try it out sometime.

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  50. Trident peppermint flavor is always in my purse. It's so great for a quick freshen up after a meal when you can't get to a toothbrush.

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  51. I always pick Trident! I love chewing gum :)

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  52. I started really early with the good teeth hygiene also and I am glad the kids will brush and floss without too much problem.

    I've heard good things about trident.
    Maybe I should try gum again.

    Thanks for the great tips!

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  53. I didn't start off with good hygiene, thanks to parents who were not careful with their kids. I ended up suffering for years from dental work. These are great tips and I hope parents will be mindful of the impact that good oral hygiene has on everyone!

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  54. That's so great to hear that Trident donated more than $2.5 million to such a great cause. And to think that 2 million people were positively affected by this is really amazing!

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  55. We've been having free dental screenings at school all last week for dental month. I have 2 students who are allowed to chew gum in school due to oral motor issues and we give them both Trident!

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  56. I haven't tried trident. My auntie often bought colgate , oral B etc.

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  57. I didn't know that Trident was the first sugar free gum. I love to chew Trident.

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  58. We have been chewing Trident for a long time! I never knew it was the first sugar free gum, that just makes me love it all the more!

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  59. We love trident and I think that them taking an active role in dental health is great. Most people often forget about their own teeth let alone their children's.
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  60. agree with good oral hygiene...disagree about flouride :)

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  61. Trident has always been our preferred gum because of it being sugar free. Luckily my youngest has gotten into oral health - brushing recently. I love that Trident is doing something to promote oral health.

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  62. My girls don't chew a lot of gum (at ages 6 and 3) but when my big one does she likes Trident. I love their candy cane flavor, delish!

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  63. I like trident but i do not allow my kids to have gum except for my oldest.

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  64. Dental hygiene is so important yet can be neglected so easily. Sugarless gum is a great alternative to other treats such as sweets and candies. Trident seems to be a top brand everywhere. Thank you for providing some great tips!

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  65. We're big on dental hygiene in our family, but I don't let my son chew gum. My husband and I don't chew it, and I think that 4.5 is a bit too young.

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  66. Great tips. The younger you instill these, the better the kids will be about doing them as adults.

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  67. I love that gum chewing can actually help you! I'm scheduling our next appointments today actually.

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  68. My boys use their musical toothbrushes so that they will brush long enough. I like that gum can actually be helpful with oral health.

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  69. We love Trident Gum! It's pretty much the only kind we buy now!

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  70. That's a great cause. I've used Trident many times before and I could not be more pleased with their products.

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  71. I've always been proud of my son for taking such good care of his teeth.

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  72. Trident is my favorite. I like their packages and gum shape better then all the rest so it's all I buy! :)

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  73. Trident is one of my favorite brands when it comes to gum. I took a couple packs on my recent trip to the ocean this past weekend.

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  74. We love trident! I've been chewing it since I was a little girl!

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  75. These are great tips! It's hard to teach them to a toddler sometimes, but as long as he brushes I think I'm winning. :)

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  76. I don't chew gum much anymore, but I used to buy Trident a lot.

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  77. Trident is the only gum my husband will chew because he has a ph imbalance in his mouth and it's sugar free.

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  78. I love Trident gum! I does help keep my teeth heallthy by promoting salvia.

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  79. I could chew Trident cinnamon all day long. It's my favorite brand.

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  80. We do all that with my son! No chewing gum for him though because he will either swallow it or stick it to something (anything) lol

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  81. We really like Trident gum in my family. Especially the cinnamon kind, but I like anything cinnamon lol.

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  82. Great push for dental care. It's good to know that gum works for more the gums.

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  83. These are great tips to ensure good dental health for kids and adults a like. We love trident gum, and never get any other brand.

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  84. I used to chew gum all the time. Then I had a jaw injury and just can't do it anymore. I miss gum :(

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  85. We don't chew much gum, but when we do I prefer it be sugar free (especially for the kids). Glad there are the healthier options for those who want gum!

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  86. I haven't seen Trident gum in years, I remember chewing it as a kid, will have to keep an eye out for it now again :) x

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  87. These are wonderful tips. We love gum in this house!

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  88. yay for Trident! we love chewing gum! :) my husband would be all over this!

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  89. My 3 year old is very good about brushing his teeth! He doesn't care for gum yet, but I love Trident - actually just chewed a piece of it this afternoon.

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  90. My little one is too young for gum, but i love it. I just scheduled dentist appointments for everyone today :)

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  91. My two-year-old has his next dentist appointment just next week. He definitely can't chew gum yet, but we try to do everything else that's recommended!

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  92. These are some good tips. We don't usually chew gum, but when we do it's sugar free!

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  93. We don't have that product here in the Philippines, but it does sound interesting.

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  94. Trident is such a great company! And yes, VERY important to teach kids how to take care of their teeth at a young age!

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  95. The tooth fairy brings Trident gum for my kids.

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  96. Trident is my favorite gum and I have read how chewing sugarless gum is healthy for your teeth.

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  97. My twins will be one tomorrow! I can't believe I need to get them to the dentist but it's so true!

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  98. I remember when it first came out as the first sugar free gum! Yep, now I feel old! But I still like Trident the best!

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  99. I'm an anti-fluoride chick so I probably wouldn't carry this around in my purse. So sorry but great review!

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  100. that is a good benefit to chewing gum. I had no idea it was great for teeth

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  101. We go to the dentist regularly even though I really really dislike the dentist. Good dental health is key to good health.

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  102. I didn't know Trident was sugar free. We like to find ones with Xylitol for our kids to chew, though.

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  103. Trident gum is my favorite. I was able to chew t when I had braces (not recommended but undid it anyway!) -April

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  104. Love me some cinnamon Trident - the only gum I use

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  105. I didn't know Trident was sugar free. I send my son to school with gum to chew -- I will be making the switch!

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  106. I wasn't sure about giving my little ones gum. Thanks for this info!

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  107. I tweeted, pinned and FB for you. :-)

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  108. I love Trident gum! (And of course, clean teeth and fresh breath!) It's great that Trident is supporting dental health!

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  109. Yes. I love Trident. It is the only gum I will give my kids. LOVE the flavors.

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  110. I love Trident! My seven year old HATES teeth brushing with a PASSION. I have to near hold him like I did back at age 2 to get him to be fully brushed most nights ... I hope some day he just brushes on his own .. my 2 year old on the other hand and 11 year old? Oh gosh, they would brush all day long and floss!

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  111. I love Trident Gum! I didn't know that chewing sugar-free gum helps prevent cavities - that is wonderful!

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  112. These are great tips! My kids aren't big fans of flossing but they don't give me too hard of a time, thankfully.

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  113. We rarely chew gum at our house but it is nice to know that Trident is a safe option for my kids. :)

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  114. I have always chewed Trident.. I love the small pieces and the other added benefits for my oral health!

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  115. Great tips. My four year old loves to brush his teeth - sometimes 3 or 4 times a day lol Now if I could just get him to like the dentist!

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  116. I love Trident gum! I always make sure to keep some in my purse for that midday breath refresher.

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  117. I love trident! It's the best gum!

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  118. We don't chew gum, but great review! Have a terrific weekend.

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  119. I love Trident and usually have a pack tucked away in my handbag! Great giveaway!

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  120. All good tips---I used to work for a dentist!

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  121. Who wants gum? I do! I do!

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  122. Oh, what a fun giveaway!
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  123. I love that chewing sugarless gum like Trident is actually good for your teeth. Finally something that is good for you! :)

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  124. Trident is also great for chewing after you eat your diet meal ;-) having a minty mouth curbs my desire for dessert.

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  125. I don't chew gum, but I love this idea of trident.
    Maybe I should keep practicing :)

    I was just showing the kids how to chew gum a few weeks ago :)

    Thanks for this sharing.

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  126. Marc is a huge gum fan... I used to be, not so much now...

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