I am participating in the Listerine 21 Day Challenge + $100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway! #Listerine

As a dentist, I know the true meaning of good oral health. I have studied oral health for over 15 years now and am coming up on 10 years of being a dentist. I do know a thing or two about oral health, but even as a dentist I always am looking for better ways to improve the oral dental health of my mouth, along with my family’s.


Did you know that brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth! Even if you are spending the full two minutes brushing, twice a day, you are only getting your mouth partially clean. A full clean mouth requires daily flossing and spending that extra minute of effort swishing with LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN twice a day.

I will fully admit, that I have the brushing and flossing part down to a T, but using my LISTERINE is a different story. My husband is a devout LISTERINE user and always remarks that I should use it twice daily to make sure I am getting my mouth 100% clean. When you do brushing and flossing alone, you are missing areas on your gums, tongue, cheeks, etc and leaving behind lots of plaque and gingivitis germs. However, when you use a mouthwash like LISTERINE Antiseptic along with brushing, the liquid can reach every corner and crevice helping keep your mouth 100% clean.  You will notice if you use Listerine you will have fresh breath, your gums will not bleed when you brush/floss, your gums will become more pink than red, and your mouth will feel fresher/cleaner for longer.DSC09312

When I examine my own mouth, I definitely see my gums are more red than they should be. My husband, who is also a dentist, remarks all the time, that his gums are better off because he swishes with LISTERINE twice a day. He challenges me all the time to make sure I add LISTERINE to my brushing repertoire everyday. He even made it easy for me by leaving the bottle of Listerine right next to my toothpaste and floss. Everything is on the counter now so I can’t forget to use my LISTERINE. He also point outs all the time how it literally takes an extra minute to use LISTERINE. He is so right!

If you have children, they also make a fluoride rinse called LISTERINE Smart Rinse which offers extra protection against cavities for kids ages 6 and older. As a dentist, I preach to my patients to make sure they keep their mouth healthy, so they inevitably don’t need to see me to get a cavity fixed. By showing your kids good oral hygiene at home, they will emulate you and start wanting to do a complete brush/floss/and LISTERINE rinse every morning and night (please note LISTERINE Smart Rinse is for kids 6 years of age and older). Be the stepping stone for your children and show them that brushing/flossing/using LISTERINE, is a fun family affair. Perhaps, set up a time each morning and night when you all do it together. It could be a fun family activity that will be beneficial to good oral health! I know we are all busy but it literally takes a few minutes to get your kids to have better dental health. Trust me, you can find the time to make brushing/flossing/rinsing with Listerine fun and effective.  After all, the last place your kids want to go to is the dentist! Trust me- I hear it all the time!DSC09311

I decided to start the New Year off right, I am going to participate in the LISTERINE 21 Day Challenge. I plan to make big improvements in my and my family’s oral health through the 21 Day Challenge. It only takes three weeks to form a healthy habit and in that time you can make your mouth healthier too! I am going to brush, floss, and then use LISTERINE Antiseptic mouthwash twice a day for thirty seconds to get up to 5 times healthier gums in 2 weeks and up to 9 times healthier gums in 4 weeks. I am committed to rinsing twice a day with LISTERINE everyday and see the improvements over the next 21 days. I will be posting later this month to let you know how my gums are feeling with my LISTERINE 21 Day Challenge.

Now, I want to invite you to get involved in the challenge in the effort to improve your own oral care. By participating in the LISTERINE Day Challenge, you are not only helping yourselves with better dental health, but you are helping children in need. For every person who signs up for the challenge, the LISTERINE Brand will make a contribution to help Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America program toward their goal of connecting up to 210,000 children with needed oral health services in 2013. You can check out the LISTERINE Facebook Page for more information on how you could get started and how LISTERINE is partnering with Oral Health America to give back to children in need! It is a win-win for all! You can also sign up for a fun reminder app on their Facebook Page in which you can adopt a “pet mouth” to keep yourself on track during the challenge. Won’t you join me in this challenge? Do it yourself, but even better do it as a family!!

Giveaway: One winner will receive a HUGE prize pack including LISTERINE, LISTERINE Smart Rinse, Reach Total Care Toothbrushes/flosses and a $100 Walmart Gift Card! This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me if you or your child is currently using LISTERINE in the comment section proceeding the post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest you fill them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good Luck everyone!

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* I received products from Johnson and Johnson Healthcare Product Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participating in the LISTERINE 21 Day Challenge. All my thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.


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  1. Kathleen Kellams says

    I’ve used it in the past, but switched to the store brand because of price… I’m not really satisfied with the store brand though.

  2. says

    Oh goodness! I never really thought much about Listerine. We’ve used it now and then, but never been big users. I’m so convinced now. Especially since my boys are still trying to “skimp” on the quality oft heir teeth brushing. The Listerine for kids could really help them out. I need some of this!

  3. Pauline M says

    My daughter is diligent and uses it every morning. For myself, I’m usually running late and will periodically forget. However, we are definately a Listerine family!

  4. Melissa Hartley says

    No, We don’t use Listerine .. I used it growing up & I hear it tastes so much better than in the past. Sometimes it’s a battle just to get my son to brush his teeth but I know mouth wash kills a lot of germs .. thank you.

  5. Wild Orchid says

    Yes, we use listerine.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  6. Patti says

    We use Listerine Cool Mint mouthwash. I buy the largest container they sell. I keep smaller ones for me and my husband on the counter and refill them as needed. I have never found a mouthwash that I like better than this. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

  7. Helen May says

    No I don’t use listerine, I never liked the taste of it. It’s been a long time since I used it. It’s probably a lot better now. I’d be willing to try it.

  8. BOBBI says

    Unfortunately I can’t use Listerine, it burns my mouth too much. I use Walmart brand because it’s easier on my budget.

  9. Sue Hull says

    I’ve never tried it before.My mom has used this for over 20 yrs.I’m always up to try something new.Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

  10. Louis says

    yes, we’re using Listerine after sampling it
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  11. Hanna says

    We don’t use it currently, although you make a powerful argument for starting! It’s just really not that comfortable to swish around in your mouth :(

  12. pam clouse says

    We definitely have listerine in our house and much like you my husband uses it two times a day or more and I lack in that area. A prize pack like this would help out though !

  13. Teresa Trau says

    I use it regularly, but sometimes I cheat and buy a store brand product. I don’t think it is the same quality, but better than nothing when the budget is tight.

  14. Charles Lowery says

    I use Listerine occasionally but have decided to accept the 21 day challenge to get into the habit of brushing, flossing and swishing twice a day! I have signed up and received my $1 off coupon. Thank you for bringing this challenge to my attention!

  15. Holly S. says

    We all do. It’s the only mouthwash I’ve found that really feels like it’s working. Thanks! hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

  16. Rebecca Orr says

    We do use Listerine products! My son loves his kid version. He won’t share with me and I really want to try it. Lol

  17. Nicole Bear says

    I don’t use Listerine because I don’t like the alcohol burn, and my local store doesn’t sell any without alcohol.

  18. Riley says

    I should probably get better at remember to use mouthwash every day then, huh! We have a bunch of Listerine around so it shouldn’t be hard

  19. Candice Hull says

    My husband and I do, but my boys are still young and haven’t quite gotten the grasp of not swallowing mouthwash

  20. Paula Michele Hafner says

    I couple of us do. I have to buy a dye-free one by Crest for my older daughter because of her allergy to food dyes.

  21. Nicole Price says

    I’ve been using Listerine almost every day for about 15 years. I love how fresh and clean my mouth feels after I use it.


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