Dentyne is a series of brands of chewing gum available in several countries globally. It is owned by Kraft Foods. In 1899, a New York City druggist named Franklin V. Canning formulated a chewing gum which he promoted as an aid to oral hygiene. 'To prevent decay, To sweeten the breath, To keep teeth white,' read the package. Mr. 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.
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