November 5, 2010
Early on, dental hygiene, or since he didn't have teeth then "gum hygiene," was a challenge with my son. We would take that little rubber finger brush and attempt to pry open his mouth only to get chomped down on when we succeeded in getting in there. We often could not brush anything for fear of losing a finger.
Now, six years later, oral care has taken on a different meaning in our house-if you brush your teeth and floss regularly, the trip to the dentist won't take as long. This has been a great motivator in our house! If you're like us, though, any holidays really messes with the routine. And Halloween is NOT the time to be putting aside the family oral care with the amount of candy in our house right now. Listerine has found a way to help with that…they have launched the Listerine Oral Care Challenge in the month of October to help families with all the other months of the year. My son, husband and I all took the challenge, brushing, flossing, and rinsing every day for three weeks. We have one week left in our challenge, but we're all doing incredibly well. We've gotten into the routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing without too many reminders and my son likes the idea that he's making all future trips to the dentist a whole lot easier. I highly encourage you to challenge your own family with an oral care challenge.
LISTERINE and REACH also did a really cool event for Halloween-they joined forces with "America's Toothfairy" for "Trick or Treat for America's Toothfairy" to help raise awareness of pediatric dental disease and to help provide life changing dental care to children who don't have the access to quality dental care. Check this important campaign out and see all the good work that was accomplished.
TKDDaughter gives the Listerine Oral Care Challenge a:
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of LISTERINE and REACH and received products to take the Oral Care Challenge. Mom Central also sent me a Global Giving gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”