For the past 21 days my family and I have been embarking on a challenge towards better oral care (check out part-one of our experience here). I always brush twice a day, but through this challenge I learned that brushing alone leaves 75% of germs in the mouth. On top of that, I have always had issues with cavities and what's worse is that my daughter (at only five years old) has already had five cavities! It was devastating for her to go through that experience, but this was also the wake-up call we all needed.
Ever since that happened we have all been doing better to brush two times a day, and now useListerine (Ultraclean for me and my husband and SmartRinse Anti-Cavity featuring Barbie for her) and floss every single day!
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Just like washing our faces, brushing our teeth twice a day, rinsing and flossing has been a part of our norm. Personally, I love the crisp and refreshing feeling after I use Ultraclean. This new formula featured Everfresh Technology that is designed to last up to 3X longer vs. just brushing. We also tried out the Cool Mint formula and this one is also designed to kill germs, prevent plaque and control bad breath. As I mentioned, my daughter loved the Fab Bubble Gum Smart Rinse formula featuring Barbie. They also have a Phineas and Ferb SmartRinse in Bubble Blast that makes rinsing extra fun with kids' favorite characters. We also loved the Reach Total Care Dental Floss that is super thick and flexible as it removes plaque without shredding!
Through this challenge, which you can sign up for on Facebook, we have not only been taking better care of ourselves, but we have been learning more about Listerine and how they are working to improve the smiles and oral care of families across the U.S. Through this campaign, the Listerine brand has been making contributions to help Oral Health America’s Smiles Across with a goal of connecting up to 210,000 children with needed oral health services in 2013*.
While the 21 days is over, I am so happy that we embarked on this challenge to change our routines and focus on better oral health that now includes brushing twice a day, rinsing and flossing for every single day. Start your own 21-day experience with Listerine. Sign up here.
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“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.”