About a month ago I told you about the Listerine 21 Day Challenge, and how I was participating. In case you missed that exciting installment, it pretty much involved agreeing to floss and use Listrine Ultraclean mouthwash in the morning and again at night, on top of a thorough brushing. Admittedly, this was a little more than was my prior practice. Before, I would floss at night, but not in the morning and used mouthwash in the morning or as I deemed it necessary. Egads, I must have had a rather dirty mouth.
I stuck with the plan, and did find my gums to be more resilient after just a short time. The difference was evident to me after about a week and a half. I used to get a little bleeding when flossing. That is no longer the case. I particularly liked the flossing tool. I’d never tried one of these before, and I am a convert. Just pop a new flossing bow on & off as needed, and easily reach all areas of your mouth.
I think my longer oral care routine got my daughter a bit more interested in participating too. She was giving me far less fuss about brushing her teeth, and got a kick out of her new Barbie toothbrush and mouthwash. She is autistic, and as of yet, I have been unable to get her to not swallow toothpaste. I put a very small amount on the brush, to minimize the amount that gets swallowed. I administered the mouthwash the same way, just putting a little on her toothbrush and swishing around. The results may not be as thorough as I would like, but at least she is accustomed to the extra step & not drinking mouthwash. I also remind her each time that we need to take especially good care of those new big girl teeth she is getting.
Are you ready to do the 21 Day Challenge? If you participate, and don’t find a difference at the end of the challenge Listerine will give you a full refund of your purchase price. Check out the Listerine Facebook page for more information, a guide and a fun reminder app, to keep you on track during your 21 day challenge.
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.