One dentist recently said that he encourages his young patients to chew sugarless gum, as reported in the online news provider The News Star. Dr Matt Turpin feels that it discourages the practice of snacking on sugary foods and stimulates saliva production to decrease bacteria in the mouth.
Now a popular sugar-free gum giant aims to help fight tooth decay, particularly in kids, with a new campaign.
For every packet purchased, Trident will donate five cents to Smiles Across America, a foundation that aims to help children in underprivileged communities t get the dental care they need.
If this serves as inspiration to take your child for his or her annual checkup, look and see which dentists are locally accessible. The American Dental Association advises that parents take children for their first checkups after the initial tooth erupts or after the little one turns one.
Trident's initiative will start on September 1 and run through September 7. President of Oral Health America Beth Truett feels that the collaboration will help "raise public awareness about the importance of oral health and proactively provide education and services to those who need it most."
For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353
© 2009 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.