I received a Target gift card to purchase 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.”
I also like to challenge myself. Which led me to our newest challenge — the Listerine oral health challenge. Maybe it’s because I have a boy, but it is a challenge to get him to brush his teeth as long as he should and flossing and rinsing is a downright battle sometimes. I’ve also realized that I don’t always floss, and just maybe, I don’t brush my teeth as long as I should. I’m so busy and always on the go, that I don’t take as much time as I should when it comes to my oral hygiene.
So what’s a mom to do?
Why, challenge her 11-year-old son to see which one of them can do a better job at brushing, flossing, and rinsing. My son takes his competitive spirit after me, so he took me up on the Listerine Oral Health challenge.
I don’t care that his only eleven, or that he’s my son, I say, “Bring it!”
Seriously, I really need to make the time to take better care of my oral health. I know how important good oral health is, but I put it on the back burner because I’m trying to do so many things (most of them for others) that I neglect myself. I have to do better. I think the Listerine 21-day challenge is a great way place to start.
I’ve been noticing some gum redness and some sensitivity lately, too. So I’ve got to nip this in the bud.
I also want to be a good example for my son… this, “Do as I say, not as I do” attitude just doesn’t fly. And making it a friendly competition will make it fun and will help my son develop a good oral health routine. And research shows, it takes 21 days to form a habit.
Here’s the products we’re using to take the #Listerine 21-Day challenge that I purchased at Target:
- LISTERINE® Antiseptic
- LISTERINE® SMART RINSE®
- LISTERINE® WHITENING® Original Gel Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste
- REACH® Floss
If that wasn’t enough reason to take the Listerine 21 day challenge —
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.
Now this is a challenge everyone should take!
In fact, I do challenge YOU! I challenge you to join my son and I in improving your own oral care, and to help children in need, by posting your own “Swish Selfies” to LISTERINE® Brand’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/listerine). Once there, you can learn more about the challenge, the partnership with Oral Health America, and check out a roundup of the best “Swish Selfie” photos of the week.
So get to Target, pick up your supplies and join me in the Listerine 21-Day Listerine Oral Health Challenge! And check back in 21 days to see how we did!
What is your (or your children’s) biggest oral health challenges?