This dentist is going to highly recommend the Listerine Oral Care Challenge!
So must of you know if you read my blog, I try to leave my dental job out of my blog. My blog is an outlet for my other main job, being a mommy. However, when I come across information that might help my readers with their kids dental care, I am going to relay it to you. Today, I want to discuss the Listerine Oral Care Challenge.
My family and I are going to be doing this challenge the next three weeks. Over the next three weeks we are going to document our regime of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with Listerine mouth wash twice a day. You might ask why, might a dentist, be partaking in this. The reason is, even I, have a hard time getting my daughter to brush. Every morning and night, I sit there with her to brush her teeth. Every night is the same argument, “I don’t want to do it”. I have resorted to letting her pick her own character Reach toothbrush and then we set a timer for the 2 minutes that I will be brushing her teeth. She has recently has gotten slightly better because we got her the Barbie toothbrush. You know nothing can beat Barbie to a three year old. It is still a struggle though so I think doing this Oral Care health challenge will be beneficial to our family.
Recently, her spaces between her teeth have started to close, so we are also starting to implement flossing which is key for even the youngest ones that don’t have open spacing between their teeth anymore. Even if you are doing a great job brushing, food can still get stuck between the teeth and will be unable to be reached except by using the handy floss that you can purchase. I like the Reach dental floss but any floss will really do to cover the hard to reach interproximal spaces.
For those children 6 and older as well as adults , Listerine is an important tool to use after brushing for the extra protection against ones teeth. An anti cavity fluoride rinse will protect your teeth against cavities and helps strengthens the teeth. Lab studies show that using an fluoridated rinse such as Listerine in combination with brushing will help strengthen teeth 99 percent better than brushing alone.
I am not going to rant about the known benefits of an all inclusive regimen of brushing, flossing, and using a rinse. However, let me state this basic fact: nearly 75 percent of American adults suffer from various forms of gum disease and don’t know why. While brushing and flossing is extremely important, your oral health regime should not be complete without an antiseptic mouthwash such as Listerine. Listerine will kill plaque and gingivitis germs that brushing and flossing may leave behind.
So, over the next three weeks we are going to be documenting our oral health care regimen and taking part in this wonderful oral care challenge. We have lined up sticker charts for the days that Hayley is cooperative about doing her regime. It is important for us to install the same good dental care measures in our children as we do very well for ourselves and our patients. It is very important when you do this challenge that you are right there beside their side making sure they are brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Telling them to do it, is not enough! Show them and do it together as a family. Be a role model for your children. My husband and I will also participate, however, I can assure you our routine is pretty complete- how can it not be, we are both dentists!! I will be back in 3 weeks to tell you our results.
Want to know more about Listerine and the wonderful challenge? Simply click here: http://www.listerine.com/. Come join me on this challenge for your family to have excellent oral hygiene. Your dentist will thank you!
* I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Listerine and received product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.