I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Orbit for Kids. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Two months ago, our oldest got sealants on her 6 year molars at the dentist. She came home reporting that she could no longer have hard or sticky candy, or sugary gum. She was a little upset about it, but has been very honest and remembers these rules.
What she didn’t realize is that she can still chew sugar free gum like Orbit Kids. She was quite relieved as she’s really a fan of chewing gum (if only I could get her to stop smacking!)
It comes in both Original Bubble Gum flavor as well as Strawberry Banana (which we received). I was a little worried she wouldn’t like that flavor, but I was wrong. She likes it and has come back for more.
It’s nice that she likes to chew it because getting her to brush her teeth? For some reason has always been a battle. Part of it, I think is that she got teeth so late, we started brushing too late. But, some of the benefits of chewing sugarfree gum include cleaning the mouth of food debris and stimulation of saliva, which can help to protect teeth by reduced plaque acids and strengthening teeth.
Of course, gum obviously doesn’t replace the important brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash, but it helps us have a simple way to try and maintain overall mouth health.
Just for fun, I found a gem of a picture from October 2010 where the girls thought my blowing a bubble was the coolest thing ever. They might not think it’s quite the coolest thing now, but they still think it’s pretty cool, and haven’t figured out how to do it yet.
They will learn soon enough…and I’m sure it will mean there will be some gum shot out of little girls’ mouths!