Monday, January 2, 2012

Our Family's Listerine Oral Care Challenge Experience- Update


As I mentioned earlier, my family participated in Mom Central's Listerine Oral Care Challenge. For two weeks, we were challenged to improve our family's oral care routines by brushing our teeth and flossing twice daily.

We received a huge box with a nice variety of Listerine mouthwashes, Reach toothbrushes and flosses to help us with this challenge. My kids love their new Reach Batman and Phineas and Ferb toothbrushes with the matching Listerine Phineas and Ferb Smart Rinse. Our fourteen year old Jordan wears braces, so he mostly used the Smart Rinses for this challenge.

My six year old Gabriel loved using his new Reach Phineas and Ferb toothbrush and had no trouble using the Listerine Smart Rinse to gargle after brushing his teeth as well as flossing. It was quite a challenge to get our four year old Jaden to floss and use the rinse but the Batman toothbrush is definitely helping make brushing more fun for him!

As for me and my husband, we've improved each of our oral care regimen since starting this challenge. We both don't floss or use mouth rinses as often as we should but after doing this Listerine Oral Care Challenge, we now try to at least floss once daily and rinse our mouths with Listerine after each brushing. My husband and I are both coffee and wine lovers, so we both love using the Reach Total Care Plus Whitening flosses. It's got baking soda and Micro-Grooves Technology and are designed to remove teeth stains from coffee, tea and wine. I am personally loving the Listerine Total Care Zero Anticavity Mouthwash. The alcohol-free formula definitely eliminates the uneasy burning sensation in my mouth while gargling.

I can see my family keeping up with regular flossing and using antiseptic mouth rinses. I'm so glad we got to join this challenge for our family. It was all worth it and we're in it for the long haul!

How about you? How do you achieve a healthy oral care routine for yourself and for your family? If you're up to the challenge, first know why it's important to maintain a healthy teeth and mouth to achieve an overall healthy body.

And to learn more about Listerine and Reach products and how you can achieve better oral health, visit Listerine.com and ListerineKids.com. There's also a printable $1 Coupon to save on any Listerine or Reach kids product while you're on it.

Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: “I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Listerine and received a sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

About the Author: Jocelyn CaƱasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Artfire and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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