My family has a long history of poor dental health. I learned this at a young age and have always made a concentrated effort to take very good care of my teeth, and to encourage Angeline to do the same. That is why I jumped at the opportunity to participate in the LISTERINE 21 Day Challenge – what better way to promote good oral health for our entire family?
Oral Health Care Fact: Did you know that brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth? This is why it is so important to take those few extra steps in flossing and using mouthwash to keep your gums and teeth nice and healthy!
By using a LISTERINE Antiseptic mouthwash twice a day for 30 seconds, you can clean virtually 100 percent of your mouth. You can actually get up to 5 times healthier gums in 2 weeks, and up to 9 times healthier gums in 4 weeks!
With my family’s history of gum disease and poor enamel on their teeth, I know that I need to brush, floss and use mouthwash daily. Knowing that fact doesn’t make actually doing it any easier though, so I often fail to brush my teeth before bed, and sometimes I entirely forget about flossing! My hope is that by participating in this challenge, I will do a better job with my oral health care.
The makers of LISTERINE are working on an exciting project that will benefit Oral Health America, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting at-risk kids with needed oral health services.
For every person who signs up for the challenge, LISTERINE will make a contribution to help Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America program reach their goal of connecting up to 210,000 children with needed oral health services in 2013. This is a win-win for everyone involved: raising awareness about own oral health and helping children get much needed dental care!
Why is it so important for these children to receive these oral health services?
Oral disease is now the most chronic childhood illness in the U.S! With over more than 15.4 million children without dental insurance, there are literally millions of children suffering from such chronic dental issues that they are such pain that it is affecting their ability to eat, sleep and learn.
As part of the LISTERINE 21 Day Challenge I received a ton of awesome LISTERINE products to help me complete the challenge – check it all out!
Will you join me in the LISTERINE 21 Day Challenge so that you can help children in need? Just sign up for the LISTERINE 21 Day Challenge on the Listerine Facebook page and you can learn more about the partnership with Oral Health America. There’s also a fun reminder app that you can use to adopt a “pet mouth” to help keep you all on track during the challenge!
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.