A few weeks ago I announced my family’s participation in the Listerine 21 Day Challenge. I’m always game for a good challenge and was excited to commit to making oral health a priority for my family. After all, we could easily swing spending a few additional minutes each day to get healthier smiles. To make sure we successfully completed the challenge, I decided to lead by example by brushing and flossing twice per day, as well as rinsing with LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN®.
Loving these healthy smiles!
To successfully complete the Listerine 21 Day challenge, I recommend making it a family affair and keeping it fun. Do your brushing, flossing, and rinsing a together as a family. To make sure everyone spends enough time brushing and rinsing, try popping in one of your family’s favorite tunes. On average, brushing should last two minutes and then another minute for rinsing. The average song will provide enough time to get the job done right.
FACT: Your mouth contains bilions of germs – more so than there are people on the earth!
When all you do is brush and floss your teeth, you are missing areas on your gums, tongue, cheeks, and other surfaces – and leaving lots of plaque and gingivitis germs behind. The solution is easy! Simply start rinsing twice daily with a mouthwash such as LISTERINE® Antiseptic, along with brushing and flossing.
I think it’s important to note that Listerine offers products that are special for kids. My nieces are using the LISTERINE® SMART RINSE®, a flouride rinse that offers extra protection against cavities for kids ages 6 and older. Becca has on braces and the rinsing helps to clean in places where brusing and flossing cannot reach.
It only takes a few weeks of repetition for something to become a habit, so I am glad to report that the changes we made in our oral healthcare over the last 21 days should stick with us. After completing the challenge, the difference is very noticeable. My gums feel great, my teeth feel clean, and my overall mouth feels much more fresh. Having healthy teeth and gums is simple and is truly a fabulous feeling!
When you smile more you feel good inside, and that helps to build confidence. If your not taking care of your teeth and gums properly, and getting fresh breath from a mouthwash such as Listerine, you might not want to smile as much or as often. After completing the Listerine 21 Day Challenge, I’m happy to report that my family is smiling a lot and showing off our healthy smiles. Having a fresh mouth, and healthy teeth and gums is a great feeling!
It’s not too late to take the challenge! Visit Listerine on Facebook to sign up, and 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!
Disclosure: I received 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.
I guess with little kids the family teeth-brushing party wouldn’t be quite as odd…but I kind of like my alone time while I’m doing things like that!
Anna Lyman says
Such a wonderful challenge, My household will be participating as well.
Julie Wood says
This is a good challenge to do because I can get my teeth to be stronger and not have any gingivitis. This is the only mouthwash I use because it really works!
Lindsey G says
I actually JUST bought a bottle of Listerine this week – I know I need to start using it for the health o my gums, since the Dentist say I have a problem with receding gum lines. I hope to see a difference too!
My kids haven’t made it to the age to use mouthwash but I totally would love to brush alone every once and a while 🙂
Tiffany Cruz says
We use Listerine, wouldn’t use anything else. It’s the best mouthwash. My husband and I like different flavors.
I love that you got your kids to pose! 🙂 So fun. We love Listerine here in our home. We use it daily!