Disclosure: I received a Target gift card to purchase Listerine Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the Listerine 21 Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.
It is fantastic to take part in a challenge that makes your life better and come out a winner! About a month ago I heard about the Listerine 21-Day Challenge and I was excited to be part of it. I went to my local Target store and purchased the products I would need to participate in the challenge. I picked up Listerine Antiseptic, Listerine Whitening toothpaste and Reach floss. As the mother of four children, my husband and I participate in at least 8 dental visits each year. In fact, during the middle of this challenge, all four children had a dental visit. This visit was one of the best visits the children have had in a long time and we thank God for that. Ever since the challenge started and the Listerine Smart Rinse, Listerine Cool Mist Antiseptic, Listerine Essential Care Toothpaste and the mint waxed dental floss came home the twins have been tooth brushing chicks. I think the rinses and sweet taste of the floss is what did it for them. But, no matter what it was, if it is going to keep my babies taking good care of their teeth, I am all for it.
When I started the challenge I wondered if I would actually have time to follow the routine:
rinse with the Listerine Cool Mint antiseptic rinse
brush with the Listerine Essential Care toothpaste
floss with the Reach mint waxed floss
rinse with the Listerine Smart Rinse Anticavity Flouride Rinse
I know it sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t. The rinses only took 30 seconds to one minute for each. Flossing takes about one minute and brushing only takes a few minutes as well. In other words, if you just spend five minutes each morning and another five minutes each evening, your smile will improve, you will have better dental visits like my kids and you will feel better about yourself.
When we went to the children’s dental visit, I told him about the Listerine – 21 day challenge. He suggested that I continue the routine with the children. He reminded me that flossing is particularly important for my children because most of the cavities they had in the past were between teeth where the toothbrush does not reach. Some dental professionals estimate that brushing misses 75% of the mouth. One interesting thing that happened is that the children worked hard to brush and floss all the food away because the Listerine Smart Rinse tints food particles and makes it easy to see them in the sink when the kids spit the rinse out. It got to be a challenge to see who could get the most food out before the rinse!
I talked with my husband and kids about the Listerine 21-Day challenge and they wanted to participate as well. The kids were excited about being able to use the rinse and my husband just wanted to take my floss. Another exciting fact is that the challenge will not only help my family get better oral hygiene, but my readers can participate and help raise money for children in need. For every person who posts a “Swish Selfie” to Listerine Brand’s Facebook page, Listerine brand will make a $5.00 contribution to Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America program, up to $85,000 toward their goal of connecting 210,000 children with needed oral health care services in 2014.
I invite you to join me in this challenge and improve your own oral care and help children in need. The Facebook page for LISTERINE Brand is www.facebook.com/listerine. When you get there, you will learn more about the challenge, the partnership with Oral Health America and be able to check out the best “Swish Selfie” photos of the week. I will be back at the end of the Listerine 21-Day Challenge to let you know how it worked out for our family. Please share how the challenge goes for your family.
In conclusion, is fantastic to take part in a challenge that makes your life better and come out a winner. The Listerine 21- Day challenge helped my kids have a better dental visit. Now that it has been 21 days, we have a new habit that we will be able to follow for the rest of our lives. I invite you to take a trip to your local Target store to pick up Listerine Cool Mint Antiseptic, Listerine Smart Rinse, Listerine Essential Care Toothpaste and Reach dental floss and try the Listerine 21 – Day challenge for yourself. So, the question for you this thrilling day is, what will happen when you join the Listerine 21-Day Challenge?