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Trident Frequently Asked Questions
Trident Frequently Asked Questions
How many grams of carbohydrates does Trident contain per serving?
Trident®contains 1 gram of carbohydrates per serving.
How many grams of sugar does Trident contain per serving?
Trident®contains no sugar.
How many calories does Trident contain per serving?
Trident®contains less than 5 calories per serving.
Is Trident® gluten-free?
Trident®does not contain Gluten.
Is Trident® kosher?
Trident®is not kosher.
Can I have some free samples of Trident® for my dental practice?
Samples of Trident ® are available to dental professionals by calling 1-800-TRI-0013 (7:45 AM to 4:30 PM EST).
What is Xylitol?
Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener derived from natural sources, and is also produced in the human body as a by-product of a normal metabolism 1 .
What does Xylitol do?
When sugars and carbohydrates are broken down by plaque bacteria in your mouth, they produce plaque acids. These acids can eat away at the enamel on your teeth. This can promote tooth decay and eventually cause cavities. Unlike sugar, Xylitol is not broken down by plaque bacteria. Because it does not break down, Xylitol can help keep a neutral pH balance in your mouth, which helps protect your teeth from tooth decay.
In several studies, scientists have found that people who regularly chew gum that contains Xylitol have a lower occurrence of tooth decay than people who do not chew gum that contains Xylitol (2, 3, and 4) . Chewing gum that contains Xylitol has been shown, when chewed 5 times per day, to reduce plaque, and make it easier to remove plaque when brushing 5 .
Where can I find Xylitol?
Xylitol is often used as a sweetener – a substitute for sugar – in sugarless gum. Scientists believe that Xylitol is best used orally either in hard candies or sugarless gum, because these formats coat tooth surfaces. 1 You can find Xylitol in several varieties of Trident sugarless gum including Trident and Trident fusion flavors.
(1) Peldyak J, Mäkinen KK; “Xylitol for Caries Prevention”. J Dent Hygiene, Fall 2002; 76(4):276-85.
(2) Kandelman D, Gagnon G; “A 24 month clinical study of the incidence and progression of dental caries in relation to consumption of chewing-gum containing xylitol in school preventive programs”. 1990, J Dent Res, 69:1771-1775.
(3) Mäkinen KK, Bennett CA, Hujoel PP, Isokangas PJ, Isotupa KP, Pape HR, et al.; “Xylitol chewing gums and caries rates: A 40-month Cohort Study”. 1995 J Dent Res, 74:(12), 1904-1913.
(4) Mäkinen KK, et al; “Stabilization of rampant caries: polyol gums and arrest of dentine caries in two long-term cohort studies in young subjects”. 1995, Int Dent J 45(1):93-107.
(5) Cronin M, Gordon J, Reardon R & Balbo F; “Three clinical trials comparing xylitol- and sorbitol-containing chewing gums for their effect on supragingival plaque accumulation”. 1994, J Clin Dent 5(4):106-109.
What is Recaldent® ?
Recaldent® is an ingredient derived from casein (pronounced kay-seen), part of the protein found in cow's milk. Its technical name is casein phosphopeptides-amorphous calcium phosphate, or CPP-ACP.
How does Trident White® whiten and strengthen teeth?
Trident White is made with a proprietary whitening technology and Recaldent®, a milk-derived ingredient that strengthens teeth.
How long will it take to see results from chewing Trident White?
Chewing two pieces of Trident White gum four times a day can result in stain reduction in as little as four weeks.
How exactly does Trident White work to whiten teeth?
Trident White is made with a proprietary whitening technology. Clinical studies have shown that chewing two pieces of Trident White gum four times a day for four weeks can result in stain reduction when used in combination with your daily oral care regimen. A clinical study has also shown that chewing Trident White gum prevents surface stains from forming.
What is Trident White’s 2-Way Whitening Power™?
Trident has the ability to whiten teeth and help prevent new stains from forming.
What particular ingredients in Trident White work to help whiten teeth?
Trident White uses a unique, patented whitening technology that does not impact taste, unlike other ingredients like baking soda, bleach or dyes.
How does Trident White assist in removing stains and stain prevention?
Trident White uses a patented technology that incorporates a stain-removing ingredient that safely breaks surface-level tooth stains from food, wine, coffee, tea, tobacco, removing and allowing the movement of the mouth’s natural moisture to wash away the stain. With regular usage, Trident White helps prevent new stains from adhering to the tooth surface, thereby preventing stains.
Will Trident White whiten all of my teeth or only the surfaces where I chew?
Clinical testing showed that Trident White reduces stain on anterior tooth surfaces (front teeth), the teeth that have the most cosmetic significance.
Does Trident White prevent cavities?
Trident White helps to reduce the risk of cavities when chewed after meals and snacks. This product is a complement to the daily dental regimen of brushing and flossing.
Can you send me the clinical results that led you to the whitening claim on your packaging?
Actual clinical data is considered proprietary information and has not been published.
Is one piece effective, or must it be two?
The serving size for Trident White is two pieces.
How many carbohydrates per piece?
2g per 2 piece serving size.
How many calories are in a piece of Trident White gum?
Trident White gum has only 5 calories in each two-piece serving.
What flavors of Trident White are available?
Trident White is available in seven great-tasting flavors: Cool Colada™, Cool Bubble™, Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, Cool Rush® and Cinnamon Tingle™.