We all know that brushing our teeth is important. However, did you know that brushing misses 75% of your mouth? I had no idea!!!
I’m beginning a new adventure called the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge to help make sure that I am getting my teeth as clean as they need to be. I will admit that having had many issues with my teeth growing up, which included many, many dental visits, I get nervous whenever I need to talk about taking care of them. I worry about more visits to the dentist (which often means shots and pain in my mind).
However, I also know how very important this is because if I can take better care of them, it will mean FEWER visits and LESS pain. I am working to change my mindset about how I look at taking care of my teeth and spinning it on the good that can come from it, rather than the bad experiences I had while growing up.
You can join me in your own 21-day challenge of your own! During the next 3 weeks, we will all work to ensure that we all take better care of our teeth. This can include not just you – but your kids. Fortunately for me, my kids don’t mind brushing their teeth, but I know for a fact that they are not doing as good a job as they should. That falls on my husband and I to make sure that they are learning those healthy habits at a young age.
My family is going to make efforts to make sure we brush our teeth thoroughly and rinse with the right products. We are going to help teach our children the proper way to brush their teeth and how to floss. For me, I am going to try to help my reddened gums turn back to that pretty shade of pink once again. In fact, I have a dental visit towards the end of March, so I am now going to anxiously await my appointment and hope to see my dentist smiling at how healthy my teeth and gums have become!
To kick off our challenge, we need to make sure we’ve got the right products. We headed to Target and picked up our items to get started:
- LISTERINE® Antiseptic
- LISTERINE® SMART RINSE®
- LISTERINE® WHITENINTG® Original Gel Flouride Anticavity Toothpaste (not in my photo above – but coming to me soon)
- REACH® Floss
The LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge is not just a way to help you and your family, you can actually help children in need. For every person who posts a ke a note of how taking the challenge can also 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! I can’t wait to see all of those selfies!!! Head HERE to upload your image!
Join me by setting up your own 21-Day Challenge! I can’t wait to share my own results with you in just a few short weeks!!!
I receive a Target gift card in order to purchase the above LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johsnon Healthcare Products Division of McMEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the 21-Day Challenge. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by any parties.