As a mom, I try to do a good job when it comes to taking care of my family’s teeth. The boys get regular dental check-ups and cleanings and they’re both up-to-date so far this year. Go me!
I have a small victory inside my head when the dentist says those two words that every mom hopes to hear, “No cavities!”. I’m like the teeth police here.
Did you brush?
Did you remember to floss?
Without my reminders, I’m pretty sure the boys would just let their teeth rot. My oldest is 14 and I still have to remind him to brush his teeth. He’s usually grateful for the reminder and doesn’t give me any trouble. My youngest likes to whine and complain about the process. This too shall pass. Even though my reminders are usually met with a little whining, I still try to be consistent about teaching them to take care of themselves.
Sure, there’s always those nights I’m just too tired to remind everyone. Heck, there are nights I’m too tired to brush my own teeth! Even though I think we’re doing OK taking care of our teeth, it turns there’s a lot more we should be doing.
Did you know that brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth?
Our current oral health care routine consists of regular brushing twice a day, flossing when I feel like fighting the kids about it, and rarely using any kind of mouthwash. Honestly? I’m usually happy if they just brush their teeth without giving me a hard time.
We’re taking the Listerine® 21 Day Challenge!
Over the next 21 days, our family will be participating in the Listerine® 21 Day Challenge! That means for 21 days, we will brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash twice a day. I’m excited to see how this goes!
Did you know?
By using Listerine® Antiseptic mouthwash twice a day for 30 seconds, you can clean virtually 100 percent of your mouth? In fact, you would get…
*up to 5x healthier gums in 2 weeks!
*up to 9 times healthier gums in 4 weeks!
That’s a huge improvement in a short period of time.
The best part of taking the Listerine® 21 Day Challenge is that by participating in the event, we have the opportunity to help others. The good news? You can help too!
For every person who signs up for the challenge, the Listerine® Brand will make a contribution to help Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America® program toward their goal of connecting 210,000 children with needed oral health services in 2013.
Will you take the challenge too?
Visit Listerine® on Facebook and sign up.
Remember, your participation equals a contribution to Smiles Across America!
Go to www.facebook.com/listerine!
There you can learn more about the partnership with Oral Health America, as well as sign up for a fun reminder app, “pet mouth”, that will help get your kiddos stay excited about the challenge too!
What does oral health care routine look like? Could there be room for improvement?
*I received products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my particpation in the Listerine® 21 Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.