this is a sponsored post. i received Listerine® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc as part of my participation in this project, but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
What if I told you that oral health care impacts more than just your mouth? Or what if you found out that oral health is more than your own personal physical health?
What if you found out that proper oral health really can impact every single aspect of your life? Because guess what? IT DOES!
Before we go into all of that, who all is guilty of the once-a-year-flossing rush? You know, about a week before your annual dentist visit you start flossing like a mad person and freaking out about all of the plaque build-up? (Raises hand…guilty!)
Honestly for the past several months I’ve been doing a good job of flossing twice a day along with brushing, but just in the past couple of weeks I’ve been using Listerine® brand and honestly my mouth feels cleaner. And it should – Listerine® Antiseptic cleans virtually 100% of your mouth to achieve up to five times healthier gums in two weeks and up to nine times healthier gums in four weeks!
Your oral health matters, guys. It matters because it’s part of YOUR BODY and we should all do everything we can to take care of ourselves. It also matters because it can affect your career, your relationships, and your overall health. While more than 8 in 10 people believe they have healthy mouths, the truth is that nearly all Americans suffer from some form of oral disease.
While the importance of brushing and flossing has never been lost on me, having to implement it as a mom has hammered it home even more. Wanting my boys to have healthy mouths and good hygiene is a big priority because it really does make a difference in the entirety of their lives. It really does impact their actual health, but it also impacts their perceived health too. More than 8 in 10 Americans feel oral health issues are embarrassing, and more than 9 in 10 say they feel better overall when their mouth feels clean. Those are important to realize when raising kiddos too!
But it can be hard to get them excited about oral care, am I right? Some of the things we’ve tried and that work wonders with a certain 3-year-old are singing songs while we brush his teeth, and then making a game out of swishing and spitting with his mouthwash. I’d be lying if I said it was easy getting to that point, but teaching great health care is worth it!
As for me, there are so many things that I miss on a day to day basis, showering regularly being one of them, but there are two things I never miss: brushing on mascara, and brushing/flossing/rinsing my teeth. They’re two surefire ways to help me feel ready for the day and prepared to take on any situation – and trust me, with two boys there are a LOT of situations!
There is going to be an awesome Twitter party with Listerine® on October 27 at 12pm EST (11am CST / 10am PT) with a TON of great information from the Listerine® Brand survey being shared. Plus for every tweet shared using #LISTERINE will trigger a $10 donation up to $40,000 to support Oral Health America’s Fall for Smiles campaign, which educates communities about the importance of proper oral care. I know I’ll be there – I’d love to see you guys too!
To learn more about the Listerine® Brand survey, click here!