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Here's something that may surprise you: Chewing sugar free gum is actually good for you and your kids. In fact the New York Times recently reported on some overlooked and little known benefits of chewing sugar free gum.
|At 3 years old here I am still with my baby teeth, Vintage Photo|
We apparently have plenty of company. That's because tooth decay in 2012 affects about half of all second graders and nearly 80 percent of 17-year-olds.
|My own 4 kids, Children's Museum in Palm Springs, CA, Vintage Photo|
I know it's really hard to get my teens to practice good dental hygiene even though we've stressed the importance of flossing and brushing regularly since we brushed their teeth for them with all four lined up on the counter when they were toddlers. There's a good chance you have similar struggles with your own family because, again citing Trident's research, getting a child to take care of their teeth is reportedly hard for 86% of us parents.
|Trident Original Flavor was first introduced in the 60s in Cadbury, UK|
- Brush - Remind children to brush their teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time (a total of 30 seconds on each side, top and bottom) using a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste.
- Eat - Good for you foods such as fruits, vegetables, cheese and products rich in Calcium such as milk to help build strong healthy teeth and gums.
- Chew Sugar Free Gum - Try chewing a sugarless gum like Trident after eating to help fight cavities.
- Floss - Teach kids to gently floss at least once a day to remove food that can get stuck between their teeth. There are so many kid-friendly products to choose from at your local drug store -- from Justin Bieber Toothbrushes to animal shaped flossing tools that are easy and specially designed for young children with little hands to use.
- Avoid - Stay away from overindulging in sticky and sugary foods. When kids do have a special treat -- especially around the holidays -- make sure they thoroughly brush and floss afterwards.
- Routine - Remember to get regular dental check-ups, ideally every six months and no less than once per year. The more you help kids incorporate healthy oral care habits in their every day life now, the more likely they are to continue good dental hygiene as adults.
60 full-size packs, $60 value
Just leave a comment(s) below this post. Contest ends December 27, 2012 at 12 midnite PST and is open to legal residents of the U.S. only. One winner will receive a Year's Supply of Trident Sugar Free Gum in one shipment, selected at random from all entries. Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize.
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