Chewing Gum To Help Keep Mouths Clean


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!)

Orbit Kid Gum Review

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.

Orbit Kid Gum Review

They will learn soon enough…and I’m sure it will mean there will be some gum shot out of little girls’ mouths!

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  1. Oh so cute!! I love gum, always have and probably always will!! Looks like your kiddo’s enjoyed your bubble making :-)!

    1. I do, too! It’s funny, I either want minty or I want “gum” flavor!

  2. I had no idea Orbit had gum for kids, I’m wondering if the Orbit Kid Gum is out here in Canada. My kids would love that as they are a fan of chewing gum too. The strawberry and banana flavor sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for sharing. Will definitely be searching for this the next time I head out to the store.

    1. I’m not, sure, but hopefully, they have it there, too. I’ve never seen strawberry banana before now.

  3. You know I remember my dentist telling me long, long ago to chew sugar-free gum, but I had forgotten… Thanks for the reminder

  4. My boys all love to chew gum, although the youngest hasn’t learned to chew more than a few times before swallowing.

    1. I think our 4 year old finally chews more than a couple times, and at least she spits it in the trash now!

    1. We still haven’t tried yet..I’m worried about the gum going everywhere.

  5. My kids and I tried this recently and loved it. I like the fact that it’s sugar free. My youngest loves gum so I won’t feel too bad allowing him a piece every now and then.

    1. Yeah, we still don’t go crazy with it, but I’m not overly concerned about it, either.

  6. When we do gum at our house, my 5 year old can do it; he understands the concept of chewing and not swallowing it. My 3 year old: different story. In the beginning he would swallow it, even after promising me he wouldn’t. Now, he chews for about 30 seconds, then he spits it out. It’s a learning process 🙂

    1. Yeah, three is still a little hard. Our middle got it closer to 4, but still our 6 year old swallows her gum every once and a while.

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