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.
So I’m participating in the Listerine 21-Day Challenge, and while I’d be excited about it most any time I’m even more excited about it now. Why? Because I’ve embarked on a new adventure in life- the adventure of adult braces in the form of Invisalign. For those of you unfamiliar, this requires me to wear clear ‘aligners’ (kinda looks like a mouthpiece but thinner) on my top and bottom teeth for 22 hours a day. I literally take them off to eat, then brush, floss and put them back on. You can imagine wearing them for 22 hours a day could make my mouth feel less-than-fresh, especially if I’m not good about brushing and flossing. While I’ve been dedicated and following the rules to the tee (read: brushing and flossing religiously), I still want to be sure that I am using products that will make my mouth feel as fresh as possible. Right now I don’t use mouthwash, and I’m a creature of habit and have stuck to my favorite toothpaste but honestly, I had no idea Listerine made toothpaste. I’m excited to try that out too, and see what a difference I feel in the freshness and cleanliness of my mouth, as well as the appearance of my teeth and gums.
As for the rest of my family, I’m anxious to get them started too. My husband takes pretty good care of his teeth, but admittedly gets lazy with flossing. My kids are your typical kids; they aren’t thrilled about taking the proper time to brush and floss their teeth. We resorted to buying the toothbrushes that count down the minutes and that helped, but they still get lazy. It worries me since I know how important it is to take care of your teeth. I want them to learn good habits while they’re young so when they’re all grown up and have their adult teeth (the teeth they’ll have forever!) they don’t have issues. They are really excited about taking the Listerine 21-Day Challenge because that means they get to use the LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® (with the exception of my youngest, who is only 3 and therefore too young to use it). I’m hoping this added product in their oral care routine will help them get a bit more excited about taking care of their teeth.
Take the Listerine 21-Day Challenge
Even if you’re not wearing braces like me you want to keep your mouth as fresh as possible, which is why you should join us in the Listerine 21-Day Challenge! Why 21 days? Because according to research it takes only 21 days to form a habit. Good oral care is a good habit to have!! For the next 21 days you’re challenged to brush, floss, and rinse with LISTERINE® Antiseptic twice a day. Let’s see how much fresher your mouth feels, and how much healthier your teeth and gums are!
Did you know that brushing misses 75% of your mouth? With the simple addition of swishing with LISTERINE® Antiseptic for 1 minute a day, you can help that! Add in flossing and brushing regularly and you’re good to go. Your mouth will thank you (and your dentist will be thrilled too)!
Another incentive in joining the Listerine 21-Day Challenge is that you can help 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 services in 2014!
Head over to your local Target and find the oral care aisle to purchase the necessary products. We’ll be using LISTERINE® WHITENING® Original Gel Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, REACH® Floss, and LISTERINE® Antiseptic, and the kids will be using the LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® (antiseptic for kids 6+).
Then head over to the LISTERINE® Brand Facebook page to learn more about the challenge, the partnership with Oral Health America, and check out a roundup of the best “Swish Selfie” photos of the week.
I will be sharing our results of the challenge next month, so make sure you come back to see how we did!
LISTERINE Twitter Party
Join us on 2/25 at 12 PM EST with the #LISTERINE hashtag to chat for one hour about the 21-Day Challenge, your experiences and thoughts, tips for good oral hygiene, and more!