Tonight, I’m kicking off the LISTERINE® 21 Day Challenge. Can Listerine face the challenge of a garlic munching, coffee swilling foodie? We shall soon see. They sent me a big box filled with toothpastes, floss, new tooth brushes & of course Listerine mouth wash, ensuring I have no excuses (they sent enough mouthwash for a mid-sized village & plenty of everything else too). There are even Barbie products, for Little Foodie’s wee stinky yapper…lol
So why is this challenge so important? Well, there are more germs in your mouth than there are people on the earth, and if you are brushing alone, you’re missing 75% of your mouth. Um, that’s a heck of a lot of germs still hanging around to cause oral disease. No wonder half of adult Americans have some sort of periodontal disease, and many don’t even know it.
One of the main reasons I want to step up my own oral care routine, is that I recently joined the 130 million other Americans who don’t have dental insurance. Sure, I’d like to sparkle up my smile a bit, but more importantly I need to avoid expensive dental issues.
Now Listerine says by using their antiseptic mouthwash twice daily you can get up to 5x healthier gums in 2 weeks, and 9x healthier gums in 4 weeks. They aren’t just spouting this out and not standing behind it either. If you join me in the 21 day challenge, and don’t find a difference at the end of the challenge Listerine will give you a full refund of your purchase price. If that isn’t enough to motivate you, then maybe this will, 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 ($6.40/per sign-up, up to $64,000).
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.