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Why I’m taking the #Listerine 21 Day Challenge

Mom my used to tell me that everyone has at least one physical feature that is beautiful and one physical feature that you wish were different, sort of like the great beauty equalizer.

For example some people have big, beautiful eyes and a crooked nose while someone else might have a perfect nose but knobby knees. My mother had a great smile but terrible hair. I’m the same way. I guess the four years I spent tortured by braces with rubber bands and headgear were worth it, I have straight teeth.

As I get older I value my teeth even more because unlike my “laugh lines” that seem to multiply each year, my teeth have stayed the same. So, now it’s more important than ever to take care of my teeth, After all, good oral hygiene is way less expensive than Botox.

I recently learned that brushing your teeth misses 75% of your mouth? That’s why  rinsing with a antiseptic mouthwash is important, it kills the germs and bacteria that your toothbrush often misses. But let’s face it, sometimes that’s easier said than done. I mean it’s not HARD to rinse with mouthwash but so many times, I buy mouthwash use it a few nights and then it is relegated to the back of my medicine cabinet, for no other reason than simply I forget to use it. It’s just not part of my daily routine, it’s not a daily habit.

But today, I am vowing to change that with the help of Listerine. As part of my 2015 vow to get healthy and stay young, I am taking the Listerine 21-Day Challenge. My goal is to get into the habit of rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash everyday (morning and night). That’s right I’m committing to swish morning and night for 21 days. Another advantage of taking the 21 day challenge, there you get daily tips on organization, heath or fitness  Plus you have a chance to win GREAT prizes.

But there is more to this challenge than just swishing. To me the 21 day challenge is a call to action to improve the oral health of both myself and my family (JRB), after all when it comes to oral health it’s all about PREVENTION ~ the more we can do to take care of our teeth, mouth and gums the less problems we are likely to have in the future (i.e.: no root canal, cavities or gingivitis) So I am recommitting myself and JRB to brushing, flossing, rinsing and scraping our way to good health!

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JRB shows off a Flosser by Listerine

Listerine has a variety of products that are great for families such as anti-cavity florid rinse, floss, toothpaste, flossers and pocket pack breath strips. You can get the products in most grocery stores and pharmacies such as Walgreens. So join me and JRB on our quest to stay healthy and take the 21 day challenge. Here’s how:

  • Sign up for the challenge at the 21-Day Challenge website
  • When signing up you’ll be able to choose an expert in fitness, nutrition or home organization and you will receive daily personalized emails with tips, video content and guidance on establishing good habits.
  • You will have daily opportunities to instantly win exciting prizes, including a Fitbit®, a $100 Container Store® Gift Card or an Amazon Fire TV!
  • For every seven consecutive days you swish, you’ll be entered into one of the sweepstakes drawings for a grand prize.

And be sure to leave me a comment below or tweet me @momonashoe (use hashtag #listerine) and let me know how it’s going.

Disclosure: “I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card 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.”