The Nassar Family took the Listerine Oral Care Challenge! Yup, we sent the last 4 weeks brushing, flossing and rinsing to our little hearts contentment and loved every minute of it…err, ok so maybe that’s not entirely true…
Creating healthy habits is important, most of us can agree with that. What most people struggle with is oral health habits. Some of the information that I learned through this process…
Did you know?
-Nearly 75 percent of American adults suffer from various forms of periodontal (gum) disease* and don’t know it.
-Brushing your teeth alone misses the germs in 75 percent of your mouth.
-According to a survey conducted by the makers of LISTERINE® and REACH®, over one-third of Americans don’t eat their favorite foods or smile in photos because of dental problems like cavities, tooth pain and gingivitis.
-Even sadder, 15 percent don’t kiss their loved ones.
Those stats are sad, but true and so I have been trying my hardest to encourage my children to brush daily! A few times a day is best, but let’s be honest– it’s tough when they are younger. I have a 2 year old and a 6 year old who are way fickle when it comes to brushing, and flossing? UGH! It’s really tough… stressing the importance with the 6 year old has worked to some degree. He did however enjoy the mouth wash which was awesome since I’d never been able to get him to try it before! It works really neat in the fact that when you swoosh the rinse around your mouth, it doesn’t burn at all. That was also a BONUS feature that my husband loved.
My daughter who is 9 stated that she loved how clean and fresh her mouth felt in the morning after brushing and flossing and rinsing the night before! Yes, her mouth still felt clean even the morning after. Truth be told–that kid has some gnarly breath in the morning and it has helped tremendously that it’s not bad in the morning when I have to be in her face to wake her up!
The hubster and I thoroughly enjoyed the effects of the Listerine Total Care Zero rinse. It is an after brushing rinse to strengthen teeth, restore enamel and keep your mouth fresh AFTER your brushing is all done. My husband noted that even after drinking a cup of coffee he still could feel the effects of the rinse and his breath did not smell like coffee as it normally would after drinking a cup. WOW! I had to try that one too after he told me that- same here!
The most noteworthy thing of this whole experience for me personally was the fact that for the last 4 months I have been under treatment for Invisalign…and the trays being on my teeth nearly 24/7 cause this funky slime to form on my teeth. When I say funky, I mean sorta smelly. I found myself having to drink water often to rinse that feeling out of my mouth and to get the smell to subside. While brushing is a great option to keep my mouth clean and fresh during the day, it’s hard to do as often as I’d like to considering I am home with a toddler. So, I noticed that the funk isn’t nearly as evident or reoccurring since I have been using the Listerine Total Care Zero rinse! YAY!
I’m happy to be able to share with you all some tips on how YOU and your family can have Healthy Habits for a Lifetime by checking out the full line of products I was able to use and review at Walmart.com! You will also find Oral Care tips sheets for both adults and kids–packed with information! ONE lucky reader will win a $100 WalMart gift card as well as products from Listerine and Reach to get your own health in check! See the Rafflecopter entry form below to see how to enter! GOOD LUCK!
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