Vintage Video Gum

In 1899 a New York City druggist named Franklin Canning formulated a chewing gum which he promoted as an aid to better oral hygiene. “To prevent decay, To sweeten the breath, To keep teeth white,” read the package of gum. Canning called his new gum Dentyne which is a combination of the words “dental” and “hygiene.” In 1916 the brand was sold to the American Chicle Company. By the 1930s, Dentyne was produced by the Adams Gum Company. Adams was one of the companies that made up the American Chicle Company. and eventually ownership passed to Warner-Lambert Company which merged into Pfizer Inc. in 2000, and most recently to Cadbury-Schweppes. Enjoy this great vintage video of an old Dentyne Gum Promotion from the 1950’s:

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