I was provided with product and compensated for my participation in the Oral Care Challenge. However, all thoughts and opinions are all my own.
Not quite a month ago, we began the Listerine Oral Care Challenge. We were provided with floss, toothbrushes and Listerine and as we used the products twice a day, we were to notate how clean our mouths felt.
The older kids in my family were a dismal flop. Apparently, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them use floss OR Listerine. You can, however, coerce an 8, 9 and 12 year old by giving them their very!own!bottle! of Barbie, Phineas and Ferb or Batman Listerine.
My younger kids took to the product like great gangbusters. I merely had to say, "Time to floss, brush and rinse!" and there they went. My youngest in particular was extremely enthusiastic and I'm fairly certain we've created a convert. My 9 year old was not quite as accepting, but one small reminder of the two fillings that she had to have done made her an entire convert. She NEVER wants to go through that again. They both loved the way that their mouths felt - "Very clean, Mom!"
My 12 year old proclaimed it to be the perfect blend of just a little bit spicy and just a little bit not. Not only that, it had his favorite superhero - and we can do a lot if Batman asks us.
I'll admit it - I've not been a fan of Listerine before. It's too spicy, leaves my mouth on fire and I don't care how good it works - I can't stand the taste. I agreed to try the newer formulation - and I'm a convert. I tried the Fresh Mint, which was, oddly enough, a light pinkish/purple color - and I really loved how it left my mouth feeling clean and tidy at the end of the day. A few nights, I went to bed without rinsing - and I got up just to do so - my teeth didn't feel as clean as they did when I used the Listerine.
It's now on the shopping list. ")
I am an avid flosser - some might say that I've overwhelmingly anal about it. The Cleanpaste is a newer formulation, and I thought it was a wonderful product, given that I have a few teeth that are very, very tight. With regular floos, it often shreds when I'm trying to use it - but the Cleanpaste goes right through.
For more information, check out the Healthy Habits for a Lifetime page - there's some really good info there.
The Motherhood, WalMart and Listerine would like to give you $100 to help you restock your bathroom with new toothbrushes, floss and Listerine for your entire family. To enter, share your best tips for encouraging your family to engage in healthy oral care habits. Those who provide their tips will be entered for a chance to win LISTERINE® and REACH® product samples to step-up their oral care routine and a $100 Walmart gift card to continue the healthy habit.
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, Eighteen (18) years of age or older. Sweepstakes end March 30, 2012. Prize(s) provided by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, a division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for complete details. Prize will be fulfilled in a 4-6 week timespan.