Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We're taking the LISTERINE® and REACH® #HealthyHabits for a Lifetime Oral Care Challenge!

I was sent a package of items to help me & my family with our oral health challenge
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so there’s no better time to think about family oral care...

On Thursday, February 16th, I. attended an oral care information session with Listerine® dental experts that enlightened me on facts about dental health that I did not know. Since I was a child, my mom always made sure that I brushed my teeth twice a day and I taught my son the same thing.  But I will admit that flossing is a habit that came much later in life.  And using mouthwash is something that I don't do often.

But during the oral care information session, I learned some facts that made me want to change up my oral care routine. Like that fact we all need to rinse daily since brushing alone misses 75% of our mouths.  And that 50% of children will have a cavity or filling between the ages 5 and 9.  And in a survey conduced by Listerine® and Reach® it was found that 1/3 of American don't eat their favorite foods or smile in photos because of dental problems and 15% don't kiss their loved ones because of dental issues.

These are pretty tough facts to ignore.

A chart to help us stay on track with our oral care challenge
So starting on tomorrow, I and my family will be joining other bloggers and their families to be part of the Listerine® and Reach® Oral Care Challenge.  As part of the challenge, we have all pledged to brush, floss, and rinse everyday, twice a day for three weeks. And to help with our challenge, Listerine® and Reach® has sent each of us bloggers an assortment of adult and children’s products so that our families have everything we need to keep us on track for success.

This Reach toothbrush is too cute
For Brushing...
For brushing, we were sent an assortment of Adult and Youth Reach® toothbrushes.  I cannot wait to use the Total Care + Whitening Brush and my son will love the Phineas and Ferb and Batman brushes.

I like mint flavored floss like this one from Reach
For Flossing...
Flossing is something that I usually don't do more than 3 times a week. So to make sure we floss everyday, my oral care package contains Reach® Cleanpaste Icy Mint Floss, Reach® Total Care Mint Floss, and Reach® Total Care Plus Whitening Mint Floss.

For Rinsing...
And included in my oral care package is an assortment of Listerine® rinses including Listerine® Smart Rinse Anti Cavity Fluoride Rinse which comes in the flavors kids will love - mint, berry, bubble blast, and fab bubble gum.  Listerine® Total Care Zero (with zero alcohol) and the traditional Listerine® Cool Mint that we have all known and loved for years.

So watch for my followup post in three weeks when the challenge is over where I hope to show you smiles so healthy and white, they will blind you.

And if you want to help your family establish better oral care habits, visit http://instoresnow.walmart.com/enhancedRenderContent_ektid102809.aspx for tips from leading dental experts and great values and prices on oral care products.


Disclosure: This post is part of a compensated blogging program through The Motherhood.  All opinions ar my own. 

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