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A package of Dentyne Classic gum
Product typeMint confectionery
OwnerPerfetti Van Melle
CountryUnited States
Introduced1899; 125 years ago (1899)
MarketsGreece • United States • Canada
Previous ownersAmerican Chicle Company > Adams GumWarner-Lambert > PfizerCadbury SchweppesKraft > MondelezPerfetti Van Melle
Franklin V. Canning
Dentyne Chewing Gum ad on a Model 63 Closed Delivery Wagon by Pope Waverley electrics in 1907

Dentyne (/ˌdɛnˈtn/) is a brand of chewing gum and breath mints available in several countries globally. It is owned by Perfetti Van Melle.[1]

In 1899, a New York City druggist Franklin V. Canning formulated a chewing gum which he promoted as an aid to oral hygiene.[2] The package read "To prevent decay, To sweeten the breath, To keep teeth white." Mr. Canning called his new gum Dentyne which is a combination of the words "dental" and "hygiene" (and also sounds similar to the word dentine). 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.





Dentyne Classic


The original Dentyne was a cinnamon flavored breath-freshening gum which contained sugar. Dentyne Classic was removed from American and Canadian markets in 2006, and was eventually relaunched, only to be removed from markets again in 2019.

Dentyne Ice


A sugarless gum available in several flavors, all "intense" mints. Currently available flavors include "Peppermint", "Arctic Chill", "Spearmint", "Shiver Mint", "Vanilla Frost", "Cool Frost", "Wild Winter", "Intense", and "Mint Medley". Dentyne Ice gum should not be confused with Dentyne Ice mints.

Outside of the U.S., products available include additional flavors and are packaged differently. In the Southeast Asia markets, for instance, the Dentyne Ice package carries nine gum pellets instead of twelve, and is available in such flavors as "Mentholyptus" (extremely strong, similar to coughdrop mint flavor), "Midnight Mint", (a version of "Arctic Chill"), and Cherry (similar to a cherry mouthwash flavor.)

Dentyne Fire


Dentyne Fire "Spicy Cinnamon" is a cinnamon-flavored sugarless gum. Dentyne Fire gum should not be confused with Dentyne Fire mints. Spicy Cinnamon is the flavor most similar to the original Dentyne Gum.

Dentyne Pure


Dentyne recently introduced Dentyne Pure, which claims to neutralize bad breath odors caused by bacteria and food.

Dentyne Tango


Dentyne Tango "Mixed Berry" comes in purple packaging and is fruit-flavored, not mint.

Dentyne Shine


A new Dentyne spinoff product, Dentyne Shine was introduced in Canada for 2009 as the Dentyne version of Trident White whitening gum.

Dentyne Mints


Dentyne Mints are a brand of breath mint manufactured by Cadbury Adams, a division of Cadbury-Schweppes. The mints are produced in two flavors: Ice (mint flavored) and Fire (cinnamon flavored). The form is a white (Dentyne Ice Mints) or red (Dentyne Fire Mints) pillow shape (slightly rounded square with rounded top and bottom). The mints are plain, with no printing or embossing.

Dentyne Mints are packed in a plastic box in the form of a rectangular solid with corners slightly rounded (along the X and Y axes only). Along the top of the top is a square hole with a sliding cover. Sliding this cover away from the hole allows access to the mints. The box uses no hinges. 50 mints are contained in each package.

See also



  1. ^ Soglin, Talia (December 19, 2022). "Snack food giant Mondelez to sell its gum business, including a Rockford facility and brands, including Trident". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 21, 2022.
  2. ^ James Trager (2010). The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and Anecdotes from the Dutch to the Present. HarperCollins. pp. 262–. ISBN 978-0-06-201860-1.