You have heard me whine about my teeth, my ruined teeth. Severe vomiting wrecked it’s toll, so I do everything I can to try to slow down the damage progression. I just recently went to the dentist and had a root canal and crown done on one of my teeth and I still have a few more to do. I hadn’t been to the dentist in about 14 years. EEK! Time flies right?
Did you know that brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth? Yikes, that is a whole lotta’ mouth getting missed! To be honest, I rarely used a mouthwash. The only times I really thought about it was when my teeth would hurt so bad and I would use Listerine to kind of numb it. It works! If you keep Listerine in your mouth until you can not take the burn anymore, it gives you some relief in the pain department…atleast that has been my experience.
Did you know your mouth contains billions of germs? BILLIONS! ewwwww…
Shame on me though! I should have been rinsing with Listerine all along! Especially when you consider how much brushing misses. Also, another shame on me is that I have not been instilling this habit in my children’s routines either. I had no clue that Oral disease is now the most chronic childhood illness in the U.S.. But that is all about to change! I am participating in the Listerine 21 Day Challenge by swishing with LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN® twice a day!
By using LISTERINE® Antiseptic mouthwash twice a day for thirty seconds, I can expect to have up to 5 times healthier gums in 2 weeks and up to 9 times healthier gums in 4 weeks! That is a major improvement don’t you think?
LISTERINE® is so sure that you will notice a difference that they are offering a money back guarantee! Simply use a LISTERINE® therapeutic mouthwash as directed for the 21 days. If you don’t feel the difference you will receive a full refund of your purchase. This offer is valid until June 30th, 2013.
I’m excited to see how the challenge can help my oral health improve as well as help with the oral health of children in need. For every person who signs up for the challenge on Facebook, 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. Isn’t that awesome?
Today I learned that nearly half of American adults also suffer from some form of periodontal (gum) disease and may not even know it. It is an early form of gum disease and is usually painless, but if left untreated, it can lead to even more serious oral health problems like the loss of soft tissue, bone and teeth. I am supposed to be getting a periodontal cleaning done soon. I’m a bit nervous, but I know it needs to be done.
I also learned that as many as 130 million Americans lack dental insurance, including more than 15.4 million children. I am in that group. No dental insurance. More than 51 million school hours and 164 million work hours are lost each year due to dental disease, leading to increased educational disparities and decreased productivity. Geesh, all from teeth!
I want to invite you to get involved in the challenge as well to improve your own oral care, and to help children in need, by signing up for the challenge on the LISTERINE® Facebook page!
Let’s get this challenge started!
I received 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.
Latest posts by Girl on Fire (see all)
- Top Tips for Surviving College Application Season - August 8, 2022
- 5 Ways To Reduce Stress In Your Life - August 2, 2022
- 5 Confidence-Boosting Tips for Your Next Boudoir Session - July 12, 2022