“I received LISTERINE® Brand 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.”
21 days ago I challenged myself to a cleaner mouth by joining the LISTERINE® 21-day challenge; brushing, rinsing and flossing twice a day with LISTERINE® products.
My oral hygiene for the most part is good. It has to be as I was diagnosed with early signs of gum disease a few years back, I didn’t want it to worsen. So I keep my mouth as healthy as possible by practicing good oral hygiene, every single day. But it wasn’t always that way. I never skipped brushing but flossing was rare. Since my diagnosis I changed.
I already brushed twice a day and flossed every evening but to rinse daily, well it just didn’t happen.
During the 21 day challenge I made sure to never forget even as much as I disliked the mouthwash. I did it, I completed a challenge and happy I did.
I can honestly say my mouth feels really clean, cleaner than it has in a while. The toothpaste I like however my mouth did feel excessively dry after brushing. I loved the floss! It glided between my bottom crowded teeth with ease. I know it works well because I could see the food particles after flossing. The mouthwash was very challenging to get used to because the alcohol flavor was very apparent, it was very hot to rinse, almost burning my mouth, but this did subside a little bit. Because LISTERINE® Antiseptic kills germs, I’m using it. It kills plague and gingivitis, two germs that lead to my gum disease. I want to kill those bad boys, to continue to reverse some of the damage. I don’t wish anyone to have surgery like I had; cutting the skin off the roof of my mouth and sewing onto my bottom gum line. So I continue to treat with germ-fighting oral health products.
I’m happy with the LISTERINE® routine. It’s simple and killing germs in my mouth all day. My mouth is continuously protected when brushing, flossing and rinsing. My whole goal is to reduce plaque and gingivitis and I feel LISTERINE® toothpaste, mouth rinse and the Reach floss is doing just that. I cannot stress enough to take care of your teeth. Maintain by brushing twice a day, never skip flossing as this is essential to prevent gum disease and rinse as this further reduces bacteria and plaque. By doing a daily routine, I’m teaching my children good oral health as well. They are really enjoying the LISTERINE® Smart Rinse Anticavity Fluoride Rinse. The bubble flavor is yummy!
Did you know that brushing alone actually misses 75% of your mouth? Gross! Consider taking the 21-Day challenge to give your oral health an overhaul with LISTERINE® Whitening Original Gel toothpaste, LISTERINE® Cool Mint Antiseptic and Reach Total Care Floss. You can find the products at Target.
To learn more about the LISTERINE® 21-Day challenge and how you can post a “Swish Selfie” to help children visit www.facebook.com/listerine
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